News Categories: Litigation

October 2019

FBMJ Client Prevails in Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action

The Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) recently sided with arguments made by FBMJ attorneys, Anthony Pignotti and Randall Juip, resulting in a victory for their client. In an unpublished opinion issued by a panel of the Court of Appeals on August 13, 2019, the Court unanimously reversed the trial court’s

September 2019

Federal Government Sues City of Troy, Michigan for Violation of RLUIPA

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has brought suit against the City of Troy on behalf of a Muslim organization that alleges violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (“RLUIPA”). RLUIPA is a federal law that protects the First Amendment rights of religious assemblies of all

November 2019

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at Hospital Live Lecture Grand Rounds

On November 4, 2019, FBMJ attorneys, Clyde Metzger and Mitchell Jackson, presented “Defending Your Care Through Documentation” to residents, interns, physicians and Risk Managers at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) in Pontiac, Michigan as part of its live lecture Grand Rounds, a continuing medical education (CME) program. The presentation was

October 2019

Nicole Joseph-Windecker Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC as an Associate

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Nicole Joseph-Windecker has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Clyde M. Metzger, Managing Member, made the announcement. Nicole’s practice will focus on defending healthcare professionals and entities in medical malpractice litigation. In addition to defending healthcare professionals, Nicole

October 2019

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at Michigan Radiological Society Conference

FBMJ attorneys, Randall A. Juip and Anthony D. Pignotti, presented “Current Issues in the Overlap Between Radiology and the Law” to members of the Michigan Radiological Society on October 12, 2019, at their UpNorth Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. The conference was an opportunity for diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation

October 2019

FBMJ Attorneys Featured Speakers at U of M College of Pharmacy Event

FBMJ attorneys, Kim Sveska, RPh, MS, JD and Eric Nordan, RPh, PharmD, JD, presented “Current Status of Marijuana in Michigan” to more than 200 members of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy on October 4, 2019, at the Tom D. Rowe 68th Annual Pharmacy Lectures in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

September 2019

Ben Fruchey Appointed to SBM Environmental Law Section Council

FBMJ attorney Benjamin Fruchey has been appointed to a three-year term on the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Environmental Law Section Council. His term begins September 18, 2019 and runs until the SBM annual meeting in 2022. Before his appointment to the Council, Fruchey served on the Hazardous Substance and

June 2019

SCOTUS Allows Takings Claims to Bypass State Courts

On June 21, 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 35-year old precedent and held that a private landowner who alleges the government has taken their land without just compensation can immediately sue in federal court. Previously such claims had been directed to state courts under state inverse condemnation claims,

June 2019

Supreme Court Amends Discovery Rules

By:  Christopher J. Ryan, Esq. On June 19, 2019, the Supreme Court issued an order amending multiple Court Rules in ways that will significantly alter the daily practice of attorneys engaged in civil litigation. 11 of the 16 rules contained in subchapter 2.300 (addressing discovery in civil proceedings) were amended. The

May 2019

Religious Land Use Case Survives Summary Judgement, Heads to Trial

FBMJ client, River of Life Ministries, defeated a motion brought by defendant Clinton Township to have their claims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) dismissed at a hearing in U.S. District Court on May 22. This follows River of Life previously obtaining land use approval and