ARMIN HALILOVIC is a Partner at Vandeveer Garzia. He focuses his practice on defense litigation in the areas of first and third-party motor vehicle negligence, general negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability. Armin also gained extensive experience in employment law litigation prior to joining Vandeveer Garzia. While in law school, Armin was a student writer for the Journal of Corporation Law and served as a research assistant to several law professors during his second and third year in law school. Armin was an active participant in numerous student organizations, including the University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic and the Iowa Coalition for Human Rights.
Oakland University, B. S., Finance, 2009
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. 2013
State Bar of Michigan 2014
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 2014
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Motion for Summary Disposition Granted
Faller v. Yamato Corporation and Kroger Co. of Michigan
Tim Connaughton and Armin Halilovic successfully defended a claim by plaintiff, Michelle Faller, filed in the Macomb County Circuit Court before Judge Jennifer Faunce. The case arose out of an incident that occurred on March 12, 2017 at a Kroger grocery store located in Roseville, Michigan. As the plaintiff pushed her grocery cart through the produce aisle of the store, her right hand came into contact with the base of a produce scale. Plaintiff alleged that she cut her right hand on the base of the scale. Plaintiff asserted a premises liability claim against Kroger and a product liability claim against our client, the manufacturer of the scale, Yamato Corporation. In our Motion for Summary Disposition, we argued that plaintiff’s claims against Yamato Corporation should be dismissed because (1) the scale was not negligently designed; (2) the scale was not unreasonably dangerous and therefore Yamato Corporation did not have a duty to warn; (3) the scale was open and obvious and therefore Yamato Corporation did not have a duty to warn; and (4) Yamato Corporation did not breach any implied or express warranties. On July 8, 2019, Judge Faunce granted our motion on the open and obvious issue and dismissed the case without deciding any of the other issues.
Partial Summary Disposition for our client
Williams v Allstate
Armin Halilovic and Matt Chapin successfully obtained a Partial Summary Disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court. In representing a no-fault insurer in a consolidated action, they filed and argued a Motion for Partial Summary Disposition relative to Plaintiffs’ claims for attendant care and replacement services. Based on testimony stating there was no expectation of payment, and arguing there was a lack of reasonable proof, the court granted the Motion for Partial Summary Disposition. In winning this Motion, Armin and Matt were able to minimize potential liability.
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