“Settle and Sue” Defense Strategies published in Detroit Legal News, March 21, 2017, published in Oakland County Legal News, March 24, 2017
COA Reverses Witness Immunity Ruling, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, January 2019
Spokeo, 16 Months Later, State Bar of Michigan Litigation Journal, Fall 2017
Down v Ann Arbor Public Schools, No 17-13456, 2020 WL 6043293 (ED Mich 2020) (granting dismissal of employee’s retaliation claims)
Bates v. Green Farms Condominium Assoc., _____ F.3d _____ (6th Cir. 2020) (court affirmed dismissal of FDCPA claims against law firm attempting to foreclose on a lien on behalf of its condominium association client and rejected plaintiff’s attempt to thwart dismissal by submitting “evidence” to support opposition to motion addressed to pleadings).
Buchholz v. Meyer Njus Tanick, PA, 946 F.3d 855 (6th Cir. 2020) (court affirmed dismissal of case on ground that “anxiety” caused by alleged violation of consumer protection statute was not a sufficient injury to sustain jurisdiction under Article III of the U.S. Constitution)
Bates v. Green Farms Condominium Association, No 18-13533, 2019 WL 4073395 (ED Mich 2019) (granting dismissal of FDCPA claims on basis of new U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that FDCPA does not apply to law firms engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure)
Noel v. CARite of Garden City, No 19-11493, 2019 WL 3219845 (ED Mich 2019) (granting dismissal of claims for racially hostile work environment, wrongful termination and retaliation)
Bedford v. Witte, 318 Mich App 60 (2016), affirming in part this dismissal of a defamation claim against an attorney and law firm arising from out of court statements made about pending litigation.