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FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM – “Emerging Contaminants – What You Need to Know About PFASs”

Richard Baron, Benjamin Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “Emerging Contaminants – What You Need to Know About PFASs,” published in the December, 2017 issue of CLM Magazine. The article focuses on the impact of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as emerging contaminants, and how the associated health and environmental consequences have caught the insurance industry’s attenti

Attorney Benjamin Fruchey Presents on Water Laws and Regulations

FBMJ attorney Benjamin Fruchey was a featured speaker at the HalfMoon Seminar on Water Laws and Regulations held September 19, 2017 at the Livonia Marriott. Fruchey’s presentation titled, “Emerging and Developing Issues in Water Law” addressed Lead (Pb) in drinking water, as well as poly- and perfluoroaklkyl substances (PFASs), an emerging constituent of concern.The HalfMoon Seminar attended

Beating the School Bell: Supreme Court Adopts Lenient Tardy Policy for NOIs.

If a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) is served on the final day of the statute of limitations period when only a fraction of a day remains, is that fractional day tolled and preserved for statute of limitations purposes? The Michigan Supreme Court addressed this question in its June 27, 2017 Opinion in Haksluoto v. Mt Clemens Regional Medical Center. Conjuring images of a teacher in a one-room school

FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM – “When Water Becomes Waste”

Richard Baron, Ben Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “When Water Becomes Waste,” published in the June, 2017 issue of CLM Magazine. The article focuses on the significant growth in insurance claims related to the release of water extracted from the ground as a byproduct of oil and gas production, often involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and the importance of understanding the pot

Covenant Broken?

The recourse for healthcare providers in recouping costs from No-Fault insurers was cast into serious doubt in the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in Covenant Medical Center v State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (Supreme Court Case No. 152758). In its May 25, 2017 Opinion, the high court held that a healthcare provider does not have an independent statutory cause of action aga

Richard Baron to Speak at 2017 Perrin Conferences’ Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference

FBMJ attorney Richard Baron will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Perrin Environmental Risk & Litigation Conference to be held June 20, 2017 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Rich will be the moderator and part of a panel of experienced environmental practitioners and insurance industry personnel examining relevant environmental issues. Their panel presentation titl

Solid, Liquid or Gas: What’s the Matter with Vapor Intrusion?

Imagine yourself as the owner of a small company that is looking for additional office space needed to expand your business. Lo and behold, you find the perfect commercial building, on a busy street, in the town you want to be in, and at the right price. You scoop up the building, noting only in passing that the adjacent business is a large gas station. Your company moves in, and business is good,

Juip Featured in Another Video in the Series, “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?”

FBMJ Partner, Randall Juip was again featured in the continuing YouTube video series “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?” produced by ProAssurance, a provider of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions.In this video Juip explains that statistics show the question of whether a physician will be sued is not “if,” but “when.” He offers three important recommendations on how pract

Randall Juip Featured in New Videos Released in the “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?” Series

FBMJ Partner, Randall Juip was recently featured in a continuing YouTube video series “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?” produced by ProAssurance, a provider of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions.In this video, Randy explains the disconnect that often occur in the minds of jurors when physicians order various patient tests, but fail to follow up with them on the results. He fur

Randall Juip Featured on ProAssurance YouTube Video Series “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?”

ProAssurance, a provider of innovative healthcare liability insurance solutions, recently featured Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Partner Randall Juip on its YouTube video series “Two Minutes, What’s the Risk?”In the video, Randy explains the importance of electronic health records (EHR) and charting in the context of litigation. In particular, he discussed why it's critical to review EHRs