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How Much Can You Be Paid for Wrongful Imprisonment?

May 23, 2019 in Other,

Michigan is one of the 33 states with a statute that provides monetary compensation for persons who have been exonerated Michigan provides for statutory compensation for persons who have served time in a state correctional facility for 1 or more crimes that he or she...

Employer May Revoke Employment Offer If You Test Positive for Marijuana

May 02, 2019 in Other,

Even with an MMMA Card, a potential employer can revoke an employment offer if you test positive for Marijuana. Although you may have a medical marijuana card that affords you certain protections under the Michigan Medical Marijauna Act (MMMA), the Michigan Court of Appeals held...

Can a City Mark My Car Tires With Chalk to Enforce Parking Limits?

April 24, 2019 in Other,

Can a City Mark My Car Tires With Chalk to Enforce Parking Limits? We have all experienced this -- you park your car in a zone indicated with a maximum parking time period and come back to your vehicle to find your tires have been...

Robert Giroux Named to 2019 Class of Leaders in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

April 18, 2019 in Other,News,

Southfield, MI – Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys’s, founding partner Robert Giroux has been honored as a 2019 Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Giroux will be recognized along with 29 other distinguished attorneys on April 18th at Troy Marriott. The awards program which...

Party Host Is Responsible When Guest Falls

August 17, 2018 in Other,

Party Host Is Responsible When Guest Falls Due to Step-Down into Dark Mudroom The Lack of Adequate Lighting Can Result in an Otherwise “Open and Obvious” Defect Being Actionable in Premises Liability The Plaintiff, who arrived for a dinner party at the defendants’ home, went...

Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence

August 07, 2018 in Other,

Appeals Court Decides Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence, Even if They Have Parental Immunity, in Apportioning Liability Six-year-old Ezekiel Goodwin was riding his bicycle on a service drive between the defendant Northwest Michigan Fair Association’s (“NW Fair”) campgrounds, where he was staying with his...

Michigan Court of Appeals: Hearing Loss Can Impair Bodily Function

February 26, 2018 in Other,

In a published decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently found that hearing loss can present a serious impairment of bodily function and the injured person can recover damages under Michigan's No-Fault law. The plaintiff was in an automobile accident where the air bags were...

Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys Appellate Practice Update

February 19, 2018 in Other,News,

Director of appellate practice, Matt Klakulak, has again prevailed for Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys’s clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In Estate of David Niehaus v Asia Nails LLC, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 25, 2017 (Docket No. 332938), Plaintiff’s...

2017: A year with a $12 Million win at the top of the list!

February 01, 2018 in Other,News,

We started this firm with a plan to practice law with honesty, integrity, and always doing the right thing for the client. We call it PURE LAW. As we look back on 2017 there are great examples of living these principals. We had four trials...

Family Represented by Robert Giroux Receives more than $2 million

November 29, 2017 in Other,News,

BAY CITY, MI — A Bay County jury has found that a Gladwin County logging company owes a Garfield Township family more than $2 million for the traffic-related death of one of their loved ones. The wrongful death trial before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry...