Displayed below are twenty or more clients we have recently helped. The sample includes industrial, retail, restaurants and service industries and is representative of our diverse experience. Although these samples are mostly large claims, that is not our only criteria for undertaking your representation. We are also interested in claims that have interesting or special issues. 


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CLIENT: Woodland Villa Apartments (Westland, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2015

INSURANCE COMPANY: Philadelphia Insurance Co. 

TYPES OF CLAIMS: Fire destroyed 22,000 sf of a large apartment complex. Claims included the structure, loss of rents, code requirements, landscape, and other claims.            

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Richard Blumenstein (248) 646-9600
Justin Dunkel (248) 646-9600 


CLIENT: MJCFDS, LLC (Hamtramck, Michigan) 

LOSS TYPE: Fire 

YEAR: 2014

INSURANCE COMPANY: Hastings Mutual Insurance Co.

TYPES OF CLAIMS: Fire destroyed a 9200 sf commercial building that was leased to a long term national tenant.  Claims included building, law and ordinance and loss of rents.                                                                                    

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jacob Bacall (248) 538-7500

Eddie Bacall (248) 538-7500


CLIENT: JOHNSON LAW, PLLC (Detroit, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Water Damage

YEAR: 2014

INSURANCE COMPANY: Hartford Insurance Co. 

TYPES OF CLAIMS: Significant water damage to tenant improvements, personal property, client files and electronics in a law office in a historic Detroit office building.  
            
CONTACT INFORMATION: Ven Johnson, Esq. (313) 324-8300


CLIENT: Lariat Lanes (Bangor, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Collapse

YEAR: 2014

INSURANCE COMPANY: Conifer Insurance Co.

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Snow caused the collapse of an eight lane bowling facility.  The claims included the bowling lanes and equipment, electronic equipment, kitchen equipment and loss of income.

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Mr. Richard Hensley (269) 350-0645


CLIENT: Just Julie’s Inc. (Flushing, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2014

INSURANCE COMPANY: Michigan Millers

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

This property is a 2000 sq. ft. retail women’s wear shop.  The claims included the building structure, merchandise, fabricating supplies, office equipment, trade fixtures, code improvements and loss of business income.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Mr. Dave Kunc (810) 730-5855


CLIENT: Law Offices of Howard Linden (Southfield, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Various

YEAR: 2012, 2013

INSURANCE COMPANY: Secura

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

These several engagements included representing property owners who are “Protected Persons” under the law. The damages stem from vandalism and water. Our office was Engaged by the Personal Representative of each individual

CONTACT INFORMATION: Howard Linden, Attorney (248) 358-4545


CLIENT: M & T Jarbou, Inc. (Taylor, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2013

INSURANCE COMPANY: Secura

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire destroyed an 8,000 sq. ft. shopping mall.  The claims included the building structure, refrigeration equipment, cooking equipment and loss of business income.

CONTACT INFORMATION: William J. Yochim, Attorney (248) 341-1270


CLIENT: David Brown Funeral Home

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2012

INSURANCE COMPANY: Federated Insurance.

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

This is a 12,000 sq. ft. property including 5 chapels, offices, mortuary facilities, and a 2,000 sq. ft. residence. The claims included the building structure, morticians equipment, sound equipment, data processing equipment and products. In Appraisal (dispute resolution), Associated achieved an award of damages for the Insured that was 40% greater than the amount offered by Federated Insurance.


CLIENT: Cathay House (Lincoln Park, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2012

INSURANCE COMPANY: Auto-Owners

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

This representation involved a fire at a Chinese restaurant, which damaged the kitchen and the dining room. The claims included cooking equipment, dining equipment, air handling equipment and the building structure.

The Insured disputed the level of damages and the matter went to Appraisal (dispute resolution).  The amount awarded to the business owner was nearly two times the amount offered by Auto-Owners.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Jason Liss, Esq. (248) 553-2000


CLIENT: Jamie Deen (Toledo, Ohio)

LOSS TYPE: Fire

YEAR: 2012

INSURANCE COMPANY: Farmers Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire destroyed four apartments that were recently rehabbed.  The claim included the building structure and loss of income.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Mr. Jamie Deen (419) 283-7592


CLIENT: Central Concrete (Flushing, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2012

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Frankenmuth 

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire destroyed a 6,400 s.f. cement mixing facility, including the structure, conveyors, industrial electrical systems, mechanical systems, computer controls, mixers and supplies. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Larry Adkins (810) 730-9333
  • Aaron Adkins (810) 549-3339

 CLIENT: Clinton Home Center (DeWitt, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2012

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Citizens Hanover

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire destroyed the 9,000 s.f. showroom and warehouse, including inventory, trade fixtures, offices and equipment of this distributor of floor coverings.  The claims included the structure, personal property, business income and extra expense.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Gregory Penix (517) 402-2043

CLIENT: DOTTY’S INVESTMENTS, INC. and DWBP, INC. (Clio, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2012

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners and Hastings Mutual

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire destroyed a 19,000 s.f. structure, trade fixtures and inventory of a pet supply business.  The claims also included loss of business income, loss of rents and extra expenses.

Claims are ongoing.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Del McCord (810) 240-1631
  • Bonnie McCord (989) 305-2451 

CLIENT: LIONS, TIGERS AND BEERS (LTB, INC.) (Wyandotte, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2012

INSURANCE COMPANY: Cincinnati Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS: Fire completely destroyed a 6,500 s.f. restaurant and partially destroyed an additional 10,000 s.f. structure, cooking equipment, dining equipment, sound equipment, electronic data processing equipment and inventory.

Claims are ongoing.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Edward Sollars (248) 506-5648

CLIENT:  BAVARIAN INN MOTEL (Hillsdale, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2012

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

This property was a 19 room motel with a resident manager’s building, a reception building and restaurant.  The property was totally destroyed.  Claims included the structure, personal property, loss of income, code improvements, electronic data equipment and residents’ property.  In dispute resolution, Associated obtained an award of damages more than double amount paid by Auto-Owners

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Mr. Satish Patel, owner (517) 610-1677                                         

CLIENT: CAPITOL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (Lansing, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2010

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Secura Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

A fire at a business machine sales and service facility.  A 19,000 s.f. building was heavily damaged along with new and used business machines, repair parts, equipment and furniture.  The Insured also suffered loss of rents and loss of business income.

Secura denied the claim and a Federal court trial was held. 

Associated appeared as a witness for the Insured.  The jury awarded nearly all damages in Associated’s testimony.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Mr. John Nash, owner (517) 694-3900
  • Michael J. Black, attorney (248) 458-0600

CLIENT: SIMPLE FOODS, INC. (St. Clair Shores, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2010

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

This bakery and retail store consisted of extensive leasehold improvements, baking and refrigerating equipment, inventory and trade fixtures.  The Insured also suffered a loss of business income.

CONTACT INFORMATION:                

  • Sue Muer or John Buda (586) 909-4243

CLIENT:  SAUK TRAIL BAR & GRILLE (Union, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2010

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Fire damaged the restaurant structure, cooking equipment, trade fixtures and inventory.  The Insured also suffered a loss of business income.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • George F. Curran III, attorney at Kotz Sangster Wysocki, PC, (313) 259-8723

CLIENT:  LABELLE MANAGEMENT (Laporte, Indiana)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2010

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Cincinnati Special Risks

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

A fire destroyed this 6200 s.f. Ponderosa Restaurant resulting in claims for the structure and restaurant fixtures and demolition.

The amount of damage was disputed by the Insurer and was resolved in Appraisal (dispute resolution) at an amount six figures greater than offered by the Insurer.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Tom Binder (989) 772-2902

CLIENT:  CLELAND’S OUTDOOR WORLD (Swanton, Ohio)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2010

INSURANCE COMPANY:  West Bend

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

A fire destroyed this 7500 s.f. structure including an indoor gun firing range, resulting in claims for the store fixtures, office equipment, valuable records, newly acquired property, computers, business income, loss of rents, fine arts, ordinance and law, inventory of merchandise and extra expenses,.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Theresa Cleland (419) 865-4713
  • Deidre A. Liedel (419) 882-0081 

CLIENT:   JOHNNIE’S GRILL (Belleville, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2009

INSURANCE COMPANY:  North Point

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of the Restaurant Structure of 7,500 s.f., Restaurant and Bar Equipment and Supplies, Loss of Business Income and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Mike Nuculaj, Owner (586) 530-4078

CLIENT:  ROCHESTER FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER (Rochester, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2009

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Frankenmuth

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

A medical building of 5,600 s.f., Medical Equipment, Office Equipment, Valuable Papers, Loss of Rents, Loss of Business  Income, Electronic Data Processing Equipment and Extra Expenses.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Dr. Dhillon (248) 853-9097 (office)

CLIENT: NORTHEND COLLISION (Oak Park, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2009

INSURANCE COMPANY:  State Auto

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

An industrial building of 24,000 s.f., Paint Booth Equipment,  Auto Repair Equipment, Office Equipment, Valuable Papers, Loss of Rents, Loss of Business Income, Data Recovery Expenses, Code Improvements, Electronic Data Processing Equipment, Extra Expenses and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Rob Chartier, General Manager (248) 854-2099
  • Ernie Solomon, Owner (248) 737-7900
  • Clifford Devine, Attorney (248) 353-6500 

CLIENT:  CADILLAC CLUB & BUY RITE FURNITURE (Lansing, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2009

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners and Farmers Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of a Night Club of 19,000 s.f. and a Retail Store of 23,000 s.f., Retail Inventory, Loss of Rents, Loss of Business Income, Restaurant and Bar Furniture and Fixtures, Loss of Accounts Receivable, Office Equipment, Emergency Expenses and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • David Sheets, Owner (517) 930-7263

CLIENT:  DOVER HILLS APARTMENTS (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2008

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Travelers

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of 54 apartments in one of 11 Apartment Buildings, Loss of Business Income, Code Improvements, Landscaping, Extra Expenses, Mold Remediation, Appliances and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:                

  • Richard Blumenstein (248) 646-9600
  • Harold Blumenstein (248) 646-9600
  • Justin Dunkel (248) 646-9600

CLIENT:  SEVEN DAYS MINI MART (Detroit, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2008

TYPES OF CLAIMS:                            

Destruction of 13 Retail and Restaurant establishments Including the Trade Fixtures, Inventories of Merchandise, Supplies and Loss of Income of each of the establishments.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Stuart Sklar, Attorney (248) 553-2000
  • Jason Liss, Attorney (248) 553-2000

CLIENT:  MICHAEL MORSE LAW FIRM (Southfield, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2008

INSURANCE COMPANY:  The Hartford

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of Law Office Building of 7,000 s.f., Electronic Data Processing Equipment, Valuable Papers, Data Recovery Services, Fine Arts, Extra Expenses, Loss of Business Income, Loss of Rents, Office Equipment and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Michael Morse (248) 350-9050

CLIENT:  TOUCH WORLD (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2007

INSURANCE COMPANY:  The Hartford

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of Personal Property, Electronic Data Processing Equipment, Valuable Papers (Computer Software Designs), Loss of Income and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Srikanth Kondagunta, Manager (248) 894-1002

CLIENT:  RECKER MOTORSPORTS (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2007

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Auto-Owners and Polaris

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of a Retail Space and Warehouse, Store Fixtures, Office Equipment, Floor Plan of Snowmobiles and ATVs, Loss Of Business Income, Loss of Rents, Retail Merchandise, Extra Expenses and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Jeff Recker (989) 792-9286

CLIENT:  DR. JASON M. ELLIS (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2007

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Citizens

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction of X-Ray Equipment, Medical Equipment, Electronic Data Processing Equipment, Valuable Papers (Patient Charts), Loss of Income, Loss of Accounts Receivable and other claims.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Dr. Jason M. Ellis (248) 880-8411 

CLIENT:  HAWTHORNE APARTMENTS (Columbus, Ohio)

LOSS TYPE:  Fire

YEAR:  2007

INSURANCE COMPANY:  Chubb Insurance

TYPES OF CLAIMS:

Destruction to an Apartment Building of 45 Apartments and Loss of Business Income.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

  • Troy Amber (614) 232-1328