Constitutional Rights Cannot Be Quarantined! We have consulted municipal insurers, governmental entities and law enforcement agencies on several aspects of potential liabilities arising from enforcement of executive orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is our letter addressing potential civil liability for law enforcement and prosecutors under state and federal law. https://lexforipllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Final-Letter-and-Memo-re-Constitutional-Violations-by-Enforcement-of-Executive-Orders-Re-COVID-19.pdf Click [...]
Post on Contract Clause and State Legislation to Force Insurers to Cover Losses Under Commercial Insurance Policies due to COVID19 Pandemic
We have been preparing, formatting and filing our briefs in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court under Administrative Order 2019-6, which allows us to use all the readability and formatting tools of Adobe to create fully interactive and e-friendly briefs. As a former Supreme Court law clerk and an insurance coverage counsel, Mr. Tucker [...]
In Ghanam v. John Does et al. the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's decision to allow the deposition of a fact witness in a defamation suit filed against ostensibly anonymous commentators on an internet-based public forum. Last week, I filed an application for leave to appeal in the Michigan Supreme Court in this case [...]
I updated this post with some important legal authority.