IMLA AWARD

Posted October 23, 2017, 12:39 PM.

On October 17, 2017, McGraw Morris P.C. partner Kevin Kilby was awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award at the annual International Municipal Lawyers Association conference in Niagara Falls.  Kevin is one of only three attorneys in the United States to receive this award in 2017. This award recognizes the truly … Read More

NASH V. GRAND HAVEN

Posted October 23, 2017, 12:37 PM.

In a published opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the Ottawa County Circuit Court’s determination that the prevailing party in a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuit was not entitled to an award of attorney fees from the City of Grand Haven.  The Court of Appeals also clarified and defined Michigan law, holding that … Read More

MCGRAW MORRIS PARTICIPATES IN SIXTH CIRCUIT INSTITUE

Posted October 4, 2017, 12:19 PM.

On October 3, 2017, Christopher Raiti participated in the Sixth Circuit Practice Institute. This seminar is only held every five years or so and focuses on practical tips for attorneys practicing in the Sixth Circuit. Discussion panels were led by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judges Hon. Deborah Cook, Hon. Bernice B. Donald, Hon. Chief … Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Posted January 6, 2016, 3:23 PM.

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) 2017 Winter Professional Development Conference Gus Morris and Chris Raiti of McGraw Morris will be featured speakers at the MACP Winter Professional Development Conference at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.  Mr. Morris and Mr. Raiti will provide attendees with the legal background … Read More

TOWNSHIP NOT LIABLE FOR WEAPONS ALLEGEDLY SEIZED DURING RAID

Posted August 12, 2015, 3:39 PM.

Mt. Morris Township Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco (ATF) and Firearms raided Plaintiff’s home. During the raid, more than 50 items were seized, including machine guns and related gear, many of which were then turned over the ATF as evidence in the federal prosecution of Plaintiff. After Plaintiff’s conviction, Genesee County Circuit Court … Read More

MCGRAW MORRIS MAKES CLASS ACTION LAW

Posted August 12, 2015, 3:37 PM.

Plaintiff is one of approximately 300 investors to whom Defendants improperly marketed and sold a certain investment vehicle.  That investment was later investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and determined to be a Ponzi scheme.  In a previous case regarding the same investment, the circuit court had refused to certify the class because a … Read More

UNITED STATES SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS GAINES TOWNSHIP BILLBOARD ORDINANCE

Posted March 25, 2014, 3:46 PM.

In a published decision, the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Township’s spacing requirement (that digital billboards are only allowed on one road and must be at least 4,000 feet apart) was a constitutionally valid “time, place and manner” restriction on commercial speech because it was content neutral, was narrowly tailored to serve a significant governmental … Read More

FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES PRODUCT LIABILITY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION CLAIMS AGAINST PAYLESS SHOESOURCE AND HBI BRANDED APPAREL (HANES BRANDS)

Posted December 19, 2013, 3:00 PM.

Plaintiff purchased Champion brand rocker-bottom shoes from Payless Shoesource at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  Plaintiff claims that she fell and broke her ankle while wearing the rocker-bottom shoes and sued Payless and Hanes Brands, which licensed the Champion name for the shoe, in federal court under theories of negligence, product liability, breach … Read More

BERRIEN COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT UPHOLDS COLOMA TOWNSHIP’S DETERMINATION THAT THE COUNTY’S LAND USE VIOLATED THE TOWNSHIP’S ORDINANCE

Posted December 19, 2013, 12:44 PM.

Coloma Township amended its zoning ordinance to provide for outdoor police training facilities, and adopted a moratorium on such facilities, while it worked on developing specific regulations. In the meantime, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department commenced shooting at an outdoor facility it constructed, claiming that it did not need to obtain a special use permit … Read More