Placeholder canvas
Date: April 1, 2019

Meihn, Wise Win Sanctions in Negotiated Dismissal of Appeal John Vidolich v. Saline Northville Condominum Association

by foleyandmansfield
Date: April 1, 2019
by foleyandmansfield

Meihn, Wise Win Sanctions in Negotiated Dismissal of Appeal John Vidolich v. Saline Northville Condominum Association

Placeholder canvas

On Monday, March 25, 2019, as part of the continuation of a litigation spanning five (5) years and involving appeals by the Plaintiff to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court, Foley & Mansfield’s Gregory M. Meihn and Matthew T. Wise successfully won sanctions in the form of attorneys’ fees and cost against Plaintiff. Plaintiff, an individual and condominium owner, filed a civil suit against our client, Saline Northview Condominium Association, claiming typical breach of contract and violation of non-profit corporation act claims. 

Additionally, Plaintiff alleged a “cybersquatting” claim under 15 U.S.C. Section 1114(2)(D). Our team secured dismissal of the claims at summary judgment. The Michigan Court of Appeals denied Plaintiffs appeal finding the claims and appeal to be without merit.  Attorney Howard Wallach drafted the appeal brief.  The Michigan Supreme Court denied leave.

Upon the filing of the Motion for sanctions, the Circuit Court granted Defendant Saline Northview Condominium Association’s motion and set the matter for evidentiary hearing on March 25, 2019. 

At court, but prior to the case being called, Plaintiff agreed to pay sanctions in the amount of $69,000, to be reduced to $22,500 if the sum of $22,500 was paid in cash within 10 days.  Plaintiff borrowed the money and the $22,500 was remitted to the carrier.

Gregory M. Meihn and Matthew T. Wise

Florida Supreme Court Ruling Upends “Marriage Before Injury” Common Law Understanding of Spousal Recovery in Wrongful Death Cases

The Florida Supreme Court has upended a longstanding common law understanding of spousal recovery in wrongful death cases. In a recent decision, the Florida Supreme Court held that a spouse who married a decedent after the onset of the injury that caused decedent’s death is in fact a “surviving spouse” […]

LEARN MORE

Thermonuclear Verdicts on the Rise According to Recent Study

Marathon Strategies published a study regarding the rise in the number of “nuclear verdicts”—those with verdicts surpassing $10 million in damages—in the United States in 2023 and termed a new phrase– “thermonuclear verdicts.” The number of cases with nuclear verdicts has increased in 2023 by 27% from 2022, a 15-year […]

LEARN MORE

EPA’s Final Rule to Reduce Methane and Other Pollution from Oil and Natural Gas Operations

In November 2021, pursuant to the Biden Administration’s “U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Plan” and under the terms of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a proposed rule intended to mitigate climate-destabilizing pollution and protect human health by reducing greenhouse gases, including methane, and volatile organic compound […]

LEARN MORE