Monday, April 22, 2024


Selected New Judicial Opinions

Judge Filed Case
Judge David M. Lawson 3/12/2024 [16-10277] CONCERNED PASTORS FOR SOCIAL ACTION et al. v. NICK A. KHOURI et al.

ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR CONTEMPT

Judge David M. Lawson 2/29/2024 [24-10287] CITY OF PONTIAC v. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF PONTIAC VEBA TRUST

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

Judge David M. Lawson 2/28/2024 [20-13152] TINA MCPHERSON v. SUBURBAN ANN ARBOR, LLC

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ENHANCED DAMAGES, GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PREJUDGMENT INTEREST, AND DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR IMMEDIATE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 2/20/2024 [22-11126] APRIL MALICK, ROB MALICK et al. v. CROSWELL-LEXINGTON DISTRICT SCHOOLS, CROSWELL-LEXINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION, DAN GILBERTSON, and KYLE WOOD

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 2/5/2024 [22-3040] IN RE: CHRYSLER PACIFICA FIRE RECALL PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION

Judge David M. Lawson 1/16/2024 [12-13710] HRT ENTERPRISES v. CITY OF DETROIT

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES AND EXPENSES

Judge David M. Lawson 1/16/2024 [16-10728] RJ CONTROL CONSULTANTS, INC. and PAUL E. ROGERS v. MULTIJECT, LLC, RSW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, and JACK ELDER

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES

Judge David M. Lawson 12/29/2023 [23-10408] COAST-TO-COAST PRODUCE, LLC et al. v. LAKESIDE PRODUCE USA, INC. et al.

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO DISMISS, GRANTING IN PART MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, AND DISSOLVING STAY OF DISCOVERY

Judge David M. Lawson 12/29/2023 [23-10408] COAST-TO-COAST PRODUCE, LLC, FRESH ALLIANCE, LLC, and GLOBALMEX INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. LAKESIDE PRODUCE USA, INC. et al.

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO DISMISS, GRANTING IN PART MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, AND DISSOLVING STAY OF DISCOVERY

Judge David M. Lawson 12/11/2023 [22-md-03040] IN RE: CHRYSLER PACIFICA FIRE RECALL PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION MDL No. 3040

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MOTION TO DISMISS CONSOLIDATED MASTER COMPLAINT

Judge David M. Lawson 10/11/2023 [21-12099] THE CUSTARD HUT FRANCHISE LLC V. H & J JAWAD LLC D/B/A THE CUSTARD COMPANY et al.

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO AMEND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES

Judge David M. Lawson 10/11/2023 [21-12099] THE CUSTARD HUT FRANCHISE LLC v. H & J JAWAD LLC d/b/a THE CUSTARD COMPANY, THE CUSTARD COMPANY — AMOCO LLC, and THE CUSTARD COMPANY — HEIGHTS LLC

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO AMEND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES

Judge David M. Lawson 9/26/2023 [20-13124] DOMINIQUE RAMSEY and TRAVIS SAMMONS v. DAVID RIVARD, DOUGLAS GOUGH, MARK J. GAERTNER, and COUNTY OF SAGINAW

OPINION AND ORDER ON CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE EXPERT WITNESSES

Judge David M. Lawson 9/26/2023 [20-13124] DOMINIQUE RAMSEY and TRAVIS SAMMONS v. DAVID RIVARD et al.

OPINION AND ORDER ON CROSS MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND MOTIONS TO EXCLUDE EXPERT WITNESSES

Judge David M. Lawson 8/18/2023 [21-51597] IN RE: GARY NITZKIN

ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT

Judge David M. Lawson 8/3/2023 [16-md-02744] IN RE: FCA US LLC MONOSTABLE ELECTRONIC GEARSHIFT LITIGATION (MDL No. 2744)

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT AND DENING MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS

Judge David M. Lawson 8/1/2023 [06-14891] UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION v. DELPHI CORPORATION et. al

ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO ESTABLISH A FAIR FUND, TURN OVER ASSETS, AND APPOINT A DISTRIBUTION AGENT AND TAX ADMINISTRATOR, AND ESTABLISHING A DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSED PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

Judge David M. Lawson 7/6/2023 [20-10323] OPERATING ENGINEERS' LOCAL 324 FRINGE BENEFIT FUNDS AND TRUSTEES OF THE OPERATING ENGINEERS' LOCAL 324 FRINGE BENEFIT FUNDS V. RIETH-RILEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, DENYING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, AND DISMISSING CASE WITH PREJUDICE

Judge David M. Lawson 6/30/2023 [15-20743] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DUANE LETROY BERRY

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING MOTION TO VACATE CERTIFICATE OF MENTAL DISEASE OR DEFECT AND DANGEROUSNESS

Judge David M. Lawson 6/7/2023 [22-10947] FRANKLIN CAPITAL FUNDING, LLC v. AUSTIN BUSINESS FINANCE, LLC, and MXT SOLUTIONS, LLC

OPINION AND ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS