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Subscribe to Secrest Wardle’s podcast pertaining to various areas of the law. Host contact information will be provided along with each podcast. Questions and/or comments from listeners are encouraged. Secrest Wardle is a law firm specializing in defense litigation and counsel for insurance, municipal, and commercial clients headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with additional offices in Grand Rapids and Lansing. For additional information, please visit www.secrestwardle.com, send an email to in ...
 
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This segment of the COVID-19 Webinar Series discusses the anticipated coverage battle between policyholders and general liability insurers as Michigan begins to re-open. This episode will provide an overview of the anticipated causes of action that may be presented by patrons related to COVID-19 exposure, the anticipated types of liability claims p…
 
This segment of the COVID-19 Webinar Series discusses the legal developments in the COVID-19 business interruption coverage dispute, including an overview of the mounting litigation filed in state and federal courts, legislative attempts to mandate coverage, and emerging trends based on court rulings in the COVID-19 business interruption battle. Ho…
 
This segment of the COVID-19 Webinar Series discusses business interruption claims, what is required to trigger coverage, the legal rationale surrounding virus exclusions, and offer numerous practice tips. Hosted by: Henry S. Emrich Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Grand Rapids If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitation…
 
This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of common-law theories for animal attacks, statutory strict liability for dog bites, defenses to animal attack lawsuits, and more, including practical take-aways. Hosted by: Cleveland B.Simmons Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitations to regis…
 
This webinar clarifies the distinguishing factors between premises liability and ordinary negligence matters. Examples will be provided along with references to current case law. Mr. Grimske also discusses the interplay between no-fault and premises liability matters. Hosted by: Justin A. Grimske Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already …
 
This webinar provides an update regarding the definitions and scope of the Ski Area Safety Act, the immunity provision in the Act and its application to hazards identified therein; the use of waivers; the use of statutory immunity in defending roller skating centers, bowling alleys, and horse stables. Hosted by: Amber Rouse Holloway Partner Secrest…
 
This webinar presents an updated review regarding: What are the legal statuses of the various types of people who enter on property? What duties are owed by landowners and merchants to those who come on their properties? The evolution of landowner and merchant duty in the courts – a historical overview What landowners can and should do under curren…
 
This webinar provides an overview, updated for 2020, of what the Recreational Land Use Act (RLUA) states, what it means to landowners, and offer an interpretation of the Act as demonstrated through case law, including Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals interpretations. Hosted by: Ryan D. Ewles Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Tro…
 
This webinar has been updated for 2020. Mr. Consolo presents an updated primer on contractual indemnification, insurance provisions, and tender of defense issues and how they can affect the outcome of premises liability claims. Hosted by: Matthew J. Consolo Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to r…
 
This webinar discusses duty in premises liability cases, the duty of a third-party contractor, whether the open and obvious defense applies to third-party contractors and reviews published Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in Leone, et al v BMI Refractory Services, Inc. Hosted by: Mary T. Doll Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are …
 
This webinar discusses the Notice element in Michigan, including what duties are owed to invitees, common examples of defendants’ duty to business invitees, what landowners need to know and document, and a review of recently published and unpublished case law in Michigan. Hosted by: Javon L. Williams Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you ar…
 
This webinar has been revised for 2020, providing an update focusing on issues that may arise for residential landlords. This episode features a detailed discussion pertaining to possession and control, why ownership and title are not dispositive, liability under the Landlord Tenant Act, as well as other special aspects pertinent to this area of th…
 
The first installment in Secrest Wardle's 2020 Premises Liability Webinar series discussing open and obvious defense strategies. Hosted by: Thomas J. Azoni Senior Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitations to register for the Premises Liability webinars correlating to our podcasts, please em…
 
Special episode discussing the following topics pertaining to motorcycles in Michigan: Minimum insurance requirements Priority for PIP coverage Third-party claims 2012 Motorcycle Helmet Law Claims handling Recent clarification of case law issues by the Michigan Court of Appeals Hosted by: Erin A. Moss Ferguson Associate Secrest Wardle, Troy…
 
Hello Floaters and Boaters! Holiday weekend fun extends into Second Sunday!TODAY:…Sunny. Light winds. Highs 75 to 82. Wave Heights less than 1 foot. Listen to today's full report, see complete Lake Tahoe updates and live Lake Tahoe & Truckee webcams at http://tahoetopia.com/content/lake-tahoe-watersports-report or text “TAHOETOPIA” to 24587. For wa…
 
The tenth and final installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series provides a detailed review regarding common-law theories for animal attacks, statutory strict liability for dog bites and defenses to animal attack lawsuits. Hosted by: Cleveland B. Simmons Associate Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribu…
 
The ninth installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series provides a detailed review explaining what distinguishing factors must be present for a matter to fall under premises liability vs ordinary negligence. Mr. Grimske discusses cases exemplifying the differences and covers the interplay between no fault and premises liabi…
 
The eighth installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series provides an update regarding the definitions and scope of SASA (Ski Area Safety Act of 1962), RSSA (Roller Skating Safety Act of 1988), Michigan Bowling Center Act, and the Equine Liability Act. Ms. Joyce will discuss immunity provisions under the Acts as well as the …
 
The seventh installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series presents an updated review regarding what constitutes a criminal act, what duties are owed by Landowners to those who enter their property and a historical overview regarding duty of Landowners as considered by the courts. Hosted by: John L. Weston Partner Secrest Wa…
 
The sixth installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series defines what the Recreational Land Use Act (RLUA) states, what it means to landowners and offers an interpretation of the Act as demonstrated through case law. Mr. Randazzo covers recent Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals interpretations of the RLUA. …
 
Special episode covering the Bazzi v Sentinel Ins Co, __ Mich __; __ NW2d __ (2018) (Docket No. 154442) case update. The Court confirmed what the defense bar has long asserted – that Titan Ins Co v Hyten, 491 Mich 547 (2012) abrogated the innocent-third-party rule and allows insurers to seek rescission of automobile insurance policies on the basis …
 
The fifth installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series provides an updated analysis regarding when, and under what circumstances, your insureds owe indemnification; when you should tender the defense; when you should and should not accept the tender; and when you should defer those decisions strategically. Hosted by: Matth…
 
The fourth installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series discussing third-party contractors and significant new developments in case law, including a very recent published Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. Hosted by: Sarah L. Walburn Executive Partner Secrest Wardle, Grand Rapids If you are not already on our distribu…
 
The third installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series discussing the Notice element in Michigan. Hosted by: Javon R. David Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitations to register for the Premises Liability webinars correlating to our podcasts, please email Marketing…
 
The second installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series discussing special considerations for landlords. Hosted by: Renee T. Townsend Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitations to register for the Premises Liability webinars correlating to our podcasts, please email…
 
The first installment in Secrest Wardle's 2018 Premises Liability Webinar series discussing open and obvious defense strategies. Hosted by: Thomas J. Azoni Senior Partner Secrest Wardle, Troy If you are not already on our distribution list, to receive invitations to register for the Premises Liability webinars correlating to our podcasts, please em…
 
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