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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

FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for The Litigation Journal on the History & Development of Woodard v. Custer

FBMJ attorneys Anthony Pignotti and Mitchell Jackson co-authored “The 10th Anniversary of Woodard v. Custer: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Litigation Journal. The article focused on issues surrounding standard of care qualification requirements set forth for expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases in MCL § 600.2169, 10 years after

Practitioners Beware: Loose Lips Should Be Zipped!

A split panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals held that improper disclosure of a diagnosis to the patient’s wife constituted ordinary negligence. (William Brandon v. Denise L. Handelsman, D.O. 2/23/16-Unpublished) While unpublished decisions are only binding on the case in which it was decided and have no precedential value in other cases, the majority opinion is noteworthy as it provides some

Kim Sveska Appointed to SBM’S Michigan Marijuana Law Section Science Committee

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Kim Sveska to the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Marijuana Law Section Science Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to educate the Section’s members about marijuana legal issues related to science. Some of the identified issues include biological testing for identification of all marijuana related co

FBMJ’s Randall Juip to Present at ABA TECHSHOW 2016

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip Partner Randall Juip will once again be presenting at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Randy’s presentation, Opening, Closing, and Everything in Between: Organizing Your Visual Evidence will address the challenge of clearly distilling a complex case into a time-limited opening

FBMJ Successful in Appeal for Reversal of Denied Motion for Summary Disposition

FBMJ attorneys Judith Sherman and Carole Empey recently returned a victory for client Oakwood Healthcare at the Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) in Janice Brown vs. Oakwood Healthcare Inc. The central issue on appeal was whether the Trial Court erred in denying Oakwood’s motion for summary disposition because it was not liable for the alleged negligence of defendant Dr. Sham Gupta under a theory

Successful Verdict in Federal Civil Rights Case

FBMJ attorneys, Anthony D. Pignotti and David C. McMurtrie, recently obtained a verdict in favor of their client in a Federal Civil Rights jury trial in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in Marquette, MI.  The plaintiff in that case was a prisoner incarcerated in the custody of the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munisin