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Kenneth Allen v. Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Wednesday August 10, 2022

Rick Patterson and Sajid Islam prevailed in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals after Sajid Islam obtained summary judgment of a...

Robin London v Auto-Owners Insurance Company

Wednesday June 22, 2022

Adam Gordon, Samantha Boyd, and Candice Cosby obtained summary disposition of Plaintiff’s and Cross-Plaintiff’s claims against their...

Detroit Mercy Law Review Student Note Forthcoming Publication

Friday May 27, 2022

Cassidy Capoferri’s Law Review Note has been selected for publication by the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review. Cassidy’s student...

Farm Bureau v. Hanover Insurance Group et al.

Monday December 20, 2021

Veronica Prange obtained summary disposition of Plaintiff’s claims against her client, Hanover Insurance Group, in a lawsuit in which...

Antishin v. Janiszewski

Monday December 20, 2021

Veronica Prange successfully obtained summary disposition of a Plaintiff’s entire lawsuit against her client, the Estate of a deceased...

Rhonda Holland v National General Insurance Company

Friday November 12, 2021

Adam Gordon and Candice Cosby obtained voluntary dismissal of Plaintiff’s uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits claim following...

Charlene Mitchell-Rodgers v National General Insurance Company

Wednesday November 10, 2021

Adam Gordon and Candice Cosby obtained partial summary dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims for entitlement to first-party No-Fault benefits,...

Ellizhaj Simms, Physical Therapy Management and United Labs v Integon National Insurance Company

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Adam Gordon, Samantha Boyd, and Candice Cosby were successful in obtaining Intervening Plaintiffs’ voluntarily dismissal of its suit...

Allen v Hanover Insurance Group, et al.

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Sajid Islam successfully obtained summary judgment of the plaintiff’s claims for underinsured motorist benefits from a national insurance...

Fero v Franchetti

Wednesday October 13, 2021

Sajid Islam obtained summary disposition in a third-party negligence lawsuit against his client alleging entitlement to damages as a result...

Residential Care (Griffin) v Progressive

Friday July 30, 2021

Sajid M. Islam obtained partial summary disposition in a lawsuit, in which a provider of services claimed first-party No-Fault benefits from...

Appointment to State Bar Negligence Section

Monday July 19, 2021

Stephanie Arndt was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Council. As part of the 14-person Board, Ms. Arndt will assist...

Renee Sinnerty v. MIC General Insurance Corporation

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Adam Gordon and Candice Cosby were successful in obtaining Plaintiff’s voluntarily dismissal of its suit following filing a motion for...

North West Labs (as Assignee of Qais Mansour) v Integon National Insurance
Company

Tuesday March 23, 2021

Adam Gordon and Candice Cosby obtained partial summary disposition of Plaintiff’s claims for entitlement to first-party claims of medical...

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Tuesday December 22, 2020

The Shareholders of Vandeveer Garzia are pleased to announce that Jim Thome, a former Shareholder of the firm and now “of counsel”, has...

Kirk, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company

Thursday September 10, 2020

Sajid Islam obtained a successful result in the Michigan Court of Appeals where the Court affirmed the trial court’s Order granting...

Shield Global Partners v Allstate Insurance Company, et al.

Thursday August 27, 2020

Donald Brownell and Sajid Islam successfully obtained an Order from the Court of Appeals affirming the trial court’s Order granting their...

Mashner v Allstate Insurance Company

Thursday August 6, 2020

Sajid Islam and Massimo Badalamenti obtained partial summary disposition of Plaintiff’s first-party claim for wage loss benefits against...

Allen v Hanover Insurance Group

Friday July 31, 2020

Sajid Islam successfully obtained partial summary disposition of certain claims for first-party No-Fault benefits. Specifically, Plaintiff...

Swain v Mark Zarkin, et al.

Thursday June 11, 2020

Anthony Kostello and Melissa Mezin recently received a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s grant...

Saenz v Kimco Facility Services, LLC, et al.

Tuesday May 5, 2020

Anthony Kostello and Melissa Mezin successfully obtained Summary Judgment in favor of their client, dismissing Plaintiff’s claims in their...

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Friday May 1, 2020

Vandeveer Garzia congratulates seven of our attorneys who were recently selected as “Leading Lawyers” by Leading Lawyers Magazine. The...

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Friday April 24, 2020

Roger Smith was recently the subject of a Netflix documentary series entitled “The Innocence Files.” Episode 9 focused on a case handled...

Dismissal of claims against our client

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Diagnostic Solutions v Citizens Insurance Company Kristine Rizzo and Massimo Badalamenti successfully obtained a dismissal of Plaintiff’s...

Summary Disposition on behalf of our client

Monday February 24, 2020

Zaiya v Encompass Indemnity Company Sajid Islam obtained summary disposition of Plaintiff’s claims for Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist...

Troy Nurse Returns Home After Treating Coronavirus Patients

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Deborah Bricely, an attorney and registered nurse, has safely returned home after treating ill patients in Wuhan, China. Deborah Bricely...

Wesley-Anderson v Spectrum Industries, Inc., et al.

Monday January 27, 2020

Anthony Kostello recently obtained summary disposition in favor of his client. The matter involved a wrongful death action arising out of...

American Center Pain Management v National General Insurance Company

Monday January 20, 2020

Ashley Slaght was successful in obtaining Plaintiff’s voluntarily dismissal of its suit following filing a motion for summary disposition...

Summary Disposition granted in favor of our client

Friday December 27, 2019

Desilva v Relerford, Lowe and Lowe Sajid Islam successfully obtained summary disposition of Plaintiff’s claim for third-party damages...

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Wednesday December 18, 2019

Vandeveer Garzia is pleased to announce and congratulates the following Associate Attorneys who have been elevated to Partner: Brian V....

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Saturday December 14, 2019

In the spirit of giving, the attorneys and staff of Vandeveer Garzia celebrated the 2019 holiday season by electing to adopt two local...

Dismissal in favor of our client

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Jarfar v Al-Hanoka Guy Silvasi recently obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a third party no-fault lawsuit filed in the Macomb County...

Summary Disposition granted in favor of our client

Monday November 18, 2019

Gjok Pepaj v Allstate Insurance Company Guy Silvasi successfully briefed and argued a Motion for Summary Disposition in a second generation...

Mercyland (Markoz) v NGIC

Sunday October 13, 2019

Ashley Slaght was successful in obtaining the dismissal of Plaintiff service provider’s claims following the sole member and manager’s...

Vandeveer Garzia attorneys selected as 2019 Super Lawyers

Monday September 9, 2019

Congratulations to Roger A. Smith (Civil Litigation – Defense), William L. Kiriazis (Construction Litigation) and David B. Timmis...

Summary Disposition granted in favor of our client

Tuesday September 3, 2019

Kirk, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Company Sajid Islam obtained summary disposition of Plaintiffs’ claims against his client, Allstate...

Summary Disposition granted in favor of our client

Tuesday September 3, 2019

American Anesthesia Associates, LLC v Farmers Insurance Exchange Brian Boehne obtained summary disposition of Plaintiff’s claims against...

Costa v Auto-Owners Trial

Sunday September 1, 2019

Adam Gordon, Peter O’Toole and Ashley Slaght obtained a no-cause jury verdict in a Macomb County Circuit Court matter wherein Plaintiff...

Court dismisses $12 Million lawsuit against telecommunications client of the firm

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Merit Network, Inc. v AMcomm Telecommunications, Inc. David Timmis and David Houbeck obtained summary disposition with prejudice on behalf...

Partial Motion for Summary Disposition granted by court

Thursday July 25, 2019

Star Pain Management v Encompass Sajid Islam and Kristine Rizzo obtained partial summary disposition in district court as it relates to a...

Rhonda Holland v NGIC

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Ashley Slaght obtained voluntary dismissal of Plaintiff’s first-party No-Fault benefits claim following filing a Motion for Summary...

Motion for Summary Disposition Granted

Monday July 8, 2019

Faller v. Yamato Corporation and Kroger Co. of Michigan Tim Connaughton and Armin Halilovic successfully defended a claim by plaintiff,...

Summary Disposition for our client

Wednesday July 3, 2019

Lucas v Gillin Sarah Gordon, Brian Boehne, and Dena Auraha obtained summary disposition, with prejudice, on behalf of their client, a...

Summary Disposition obtained for client in premises liability action

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Gray v GCA Services Group, Inc. Tina Battle, Adam Gordon, and Peter O’Toole obtained summary disposition, with prejudice, on behalf of...

Summary Disposition on behalf of client of the firm

Friday March 15, 2019

Lucas and Natasha Coon, individually, and as Next Friend of Jacoby Coon, a minor v David Ryan and Pamela Ryan and Dakryn Properties LLC Matt...

Burnham v Home-Owners

Thursday March 14, 2019

Ashley Slaght obtained partial summary dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims for entitlement to first-party No-Fault benefits, significantly...

Vandeveer Garzia employees volunteer at Gleaners Community Food Bank

Saturday February 23, 2019

On Saturday, February 23, a group of Vandeveer Garzia employees and their families and friends once again volunteered at Gleaners Community...

Dismissal of claims against our client

Monday February 18, 2019

Shield Global Partners v Allstate Insurance Company, et al. Donald Brownell and Sajid Islam successfully obtained summary disposition of...

Judge dismisses lawsuit on basis of “open and obvious”

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Mary Lambert v Handelsman, Inc. d/b/a Better Health Market Samantha Boyd handled this case and before she went on maternity leave she...

Victory in the Court of Appeals

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Gomez v Allstate Insurance Company, et al. Sajid Islam obtained a reversal of the trial court’s ruling on a Motion for Summary Disposition...

Nurse Attorney Served at California Wildfires

Thursday November 22, 2018

Attorney Deb Bricely was again deployed as part of the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Chico, California in response to the...

Dismissal granted on BI claim

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Saar v. Johns April Malak was granted summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit Court on Plaintiff’s claim for damages stemming from...

Dismissal granted in favor of our client in fatal auto accident case

Sunday November 18, 2018

Estate of Dani Homrich v Selective Insurance Company et al Roger Smith and Beth Andrews succeeded in obtaining summary disposition in the...

Dismissal granted on underinsured motorist claim

Thursday November 8, 2018

Perkins v Encompass Indemnity Company Guy Silvasi obtained summary disposition in Montcalm County Circuit Court in a uninsured/underinsured...

Genesee County Trial Victory

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Carol Masse, Personal Representative of the Estate of Deborah Klapp v Patsy Lou Chevrolet, Inc. Lead trial attorney Adam Gordon along with...

Hall v Fitness International and Osborne

Thursday September 6, 2018

Tina Battle and Brian Boehne obtained summary disposition, with prejudice, in the Wayne County Circuit Court, on Plaintiff’s claims for...

Kindermann v LTF Club Operations Company

Monday August 20, 2018

Tony Kostello has had a grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court affirmed in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The...

Vandeveer Garzia attorney obtains Partial Summary Disposition

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Galloway v. Allstate Sajid Islam obtained a partial dismissal with prejudice of Plaintiff’s claim for attendant care benefits. Plaintiff...

Vandeveer Garzia attorneys prevail on a Motion for Summary Disposition

Tuesday July 10, 2018

Holland v Citizens Sarah Gordon and Tina Battle obtained a dismissal, with prejudice, on behalf of their clients, Citizens Insurance Company...

Sajid Islam obtains a favorable result in a complex property dispute

Thursday June 28, 2018

Ikle v Fritts, et al Sajid Islam obtained a favorable result arguing against a plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction in a property...

Well-crafted Motion for Summary Disposition results in dismissal of lawsuit

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Ames v Allstate Insurance Company Sajid Islam obtained a dismissal with prejudice of Allstate Insurance Company in a lawsuit for First-Party...

Adam Gordon and Samantha Boyd win a dismissal of lawsuit

Monday June 25, 2018

Adam Gordon and Samantha Boyd obtained a dismissal of Plaintiff’s negligence claims against Defendant in the Jackson County Circuit Court....

Adam Gordon and Ashley Slaght prevail on Motion for Summary Disposition

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Meghan Mair v Bristol West, et. al. Adam Gordon and Ashley Slaght successfully obtained a summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit...

Roger Smith and Ashley Slaght obtain Dismissal of PPI Benefits Suit

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company v Frankenmuth Insurance Co., et. al. Roger Smith and Ashley Slaght successfully obtained a voluntary...

Vandeveer Garzia attorney receives prestigious Frances R. Avandenka Memorial Award from the Oakland County Bar Association

Monday June 4, 2018

At the 84th Annual Oakland County Bar Association Meeting on June 4, 2018, attorney Deb Bricely received the Frances R. Avandenka Memorial...

Summary Disposition for Tim Connaughton and Matt Chapin

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Morton v Theta Chis Fraternity Tim Connaughton and Matt Chapin successfully defended a wrongful death case by obtaining a summary...

Trial victory for Vandeveer Garzia attorneys

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Deloney v Rishmawi Peter O’Toole and Samantha Boyd obtained a no cause of action in a jury trial seeking automobile negligence damages....

Vandeveer Garzia employees volunteer at Gleaners Community Food Bank

Saturday April 7, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, a group of Vandeveer Garzia employees and their family and friends volunteered for the afternoon at Gleaners...

William L. Kiriazis and Adam K. Gordon obtain summary disposition in $10 million construction case

Friday April 6, 2018

Metro Hospital v Premier Caulking, Inc. Bill Kiriazis and Adam Gordon successfully defended a $10 million construction lawsuit by obtaining...

Adam Gordon and Ashley Slaght prevail in defending a civil complaint alleging assault and battery.

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Muhammad v Moore. Adam Gordon and Ashley Slaght obtained a summary disposition on a wrongful death claim in Kent County Circuit Court in a...

Summary Disposition for Defendants

Monday February 5, 2018

Fritz v Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. William Kiriazis received a summary disposition from Judge James Maceroni in a case pending in...

Dismissal of lawsuit by Plaintiff

Thursday February 1, 2018

Bell v Citizens Sarah Gordon recently filed a Motion for Summary Disposition on a case in which Plaintiff was claiming entitlement to...

Partial Summary Disposition for our client

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Williams v Allstate Armin Halilovic and Matt Chapin successfully obtained a Partial Summary Disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court. In...

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