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Tag Archives: Judge Michael F. Urbanski

No fraud liability for failure to report identity theft by third party (access required)

Where an independent insurance agent sold insurance policies under a contract with an insurance company and unknown third parties used the agent’s license to process applications with the insurance company, ultimately leading to financial losses for the agent, the agent ...

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Attempt to win trademark suit on pleadings rejected (access required)

A dispute between two companies over the use of the name “Cabinet Savers” will proceed to discovery after the court rejected the plaintiff’s early motion to win the suit. The plaintiff had argued that its claim was essentially undisputed, but ...

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CFO discharged five months after filing complaint stated retaliation claim (access required)

A CFO who was terminated five months after filing a complaint with the Office of State Inspector General alleging financial wrongdoing by the executive director could proceed on his claims of retaliatory discharge, but he failed to show that any ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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Lack of pervasive harassment dooms hostile work claim (access required)

Although the record showed the former operating room technician had multiple issues with employees, the alleged conduct, which included three direct confrontations, one overheard conversation and complaints made out of the employee’s presence, was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to ...

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Lack of pervasive harassment dooms hostile work claim (access required)

Although the record showed the former operating room technician had multiple issues with employees, the alleged conduct, which included three direct confrontations, one overheard conversation and complaints made out of the employee’s presence, was not sufficiently severe or pervasive to ...

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Professor’s defamation claim over social media criticism fails (access required)

A professor involved in exposing the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, could not sue individuals who criticized his actions on social media and in a letter sent to his university because the social media posts did not provide a basis ...

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