With the uncertainties during the covid pandemic, a force majeure clause in a contract addresses the unforeseeable circumstances that prevent a party to contract from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.
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Karen Libertiny Ludden has been selected for inclusion in the Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 Notable Women in Law List.
Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum salary level will increase.
Dean & Fulkerson’s own Karen Ludden and Eric Wagman won a premises liability case in the Michigan Court of Appeals, which affirmed dismissal of plaintiff’s claim against an apartment complex when she slipped and fell. The Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in dismissing the […]
Private employers with more than 100 employees must annually file a report with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) known as the EEO-1. The window for filing the EEO-1 opens on March 18, 2019 and will close on May 31, 2019. The EEO-1 has historically required company disclosure of […]
Karen Ludden, Chair of Dean & Fulkerson’s Insurance Coverage and Defense Practice Group was successful in acquiring summary judgment in favor of Acuity Insurance, finding no duty to defend or indemnify its insured, an opiate supplier in the National Prescription Opiate (NPO) Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in that litigation. Over $100 […]
Michigan’s outgoing governor last month signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act. The new law, which will go into effect on March 21, 2019, requires employers with 50 or more individuals to grant paid medical leave to eligible employees. The term “eligible employee” does not include employees classified as […]
In almost every contract for lawn care or snow removal services, there is a provision requiring the service provider to name the owner of the property as an additional insured, and to defend and indemnify the owner for any personal injury or property damage caused by those services. So, what […]
Putting a vehicle back on the road after the winter? Better make that call and add it back onto your policy right away because MCS-90 won’t save you.
Spring is the time when commercial vehicles are often rotated into or out of service. Combine that with an uptick in business, and commercial carriers often forgot or postpone calling their agents or insurance carriers to add vehicles back on to their commercial policy immediately. Sometimes the delay is simply […]
Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that the lawyers of Campbell, O’Brien & Mistele, a Troy law firm for over 60 years, have joined Dean & Fulkerson. Curtis Mistele and Robert Figa, formerly partners at Campbell, O’Brien & Mistele, have joined as Partners/Shareholders, and Henry Mistele, formerly managing partner, […]