Sommers Schwartz is pleased to announce that Michigan Lawyers Weekly has chosen Kevin Stoops as one of its “Up & Coming Lawyers” for 2013! According to the legal publication’s selection criteria, the honor is awarded to attorneys “who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and… Read More
Commercial Law & Intellectual Property
Sommers Schwartz is pleased to announce that DBusiness Magazine has selected Andrew Kochanowski, Lisa Rycus Mikalonis, and Norman Tucker for its list of Top Lawyers 2014. DBusiness polled more than 18,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties, asking them to nominate peers across some 47 legal specialties. Mr. Kochanowski was recognized for… Read More
Like every other jurisdiction, Michigan requires that attorneys from other states who appear in Michigan courts seek temporary privileges by means of a limited pro hac vice admission. Unlike other jurisdictions, however, this mandate applies to arbitration and administrative proceedings, as well. Michigan Court Rule 8.126 provides as follows: Any person who is licensed to… Read More
Recent discoveries into the billing practices at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) reveal that it fraudulently charged certain administrative charges to its employer-customers who maintained self-funded medical insurance plans for their employees. The situation doesn’t appear to be an honest mistake or oversight. Many employers maintain self-funded medical insurance plans for their employees and… Read More
Congratulations are in order for Andrew Kochanowski who today secured a $2 million verdict from a federal jury in the Eastern District of Michigan. Andrew represented V Cars, LLC, a company headed by renowned automotive industry trailblazer Malcolm Bricklin, against KCA Engineering, LLC and its founder, former Saline, Michigan engineer Dennis Gore. V Cars, LLC… Read More
Are you looking for an attorney to represent you in an employment law business law family law probate medical malpractice or personal injury case? If you are, then Sommers Schwartz can help you in any of these practice areas. This law firm is 40 attorneys strong and handles cases all throughout the state of Michigan…. Read More
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Michigan Law Blog.