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Village of Elkton Chief of Police Fully Vindicated By United States District Court In Excessive Force Case

Published: October 04, 2012

On October 4, 2012, Village of Elkton Police Chief Scott Jobes was fully vindicated by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern Division, in a lawsuit filed by Grant Toner alleging excessive force. Chief Jobes and the Village of Elkton were successfully defe...

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MCGRAW MORRIS ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS SAGINAW, MICHIGAN OFFICE

Published: August 15, 2012

MCGRAW MORRIS is pleased to announce the opening of its new mid-Michigan satellite office, located at 5151 Hampton Place in Saginaw, Michigan. The addition of the Saginaw office will enable MCGRAW MORRIS to better serve existing clients in mid and northern Michigan and allow us to continue a...

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FEDERAL COURT GRANTS COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF RESIDENTS’ RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS.

Published: May 23, 2012

On May 23, 2012, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the complete dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the City of Grosse Pointe Park and several other municipal defendants. The City was defended by McGraw Morris P.C. attorneys, Thomas J. McGraw and Christopher...

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FEDERAL COURT ISSUES 53 PAGE OPINION GRANTING COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF HOMEOWNER’S CLAIMS OF FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION AND OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL CLAIMS.

Published: May 16, 2012

On May 16, 2012, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the complete dismissal of a retaliation lawsuit filed against Chesterfield Township, holding that none of the evidence supported any of Plaintiff’s claims.  The Township was defended by McGraw Morris P.C...

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STATE COURT GRANTS COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF PLAINTIFF’S DEFAMATION AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE.

Published: April 09, 2012

On April 9, 2012, the Genesee County Circuit Court granted summary disposition in favor of Clayton Township, its Chief of Police, several police officers and its former Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) Coordinator. All Defendants were defended by McGraw Morris P.C. attorneys Thomas J. McGraw a...

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MCGRAW MORRIS IS HIGHLIGHTED IN MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY FOR IMPORTANT LEGAL VICTORY

Published: January 23, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Michigan’s principal legal newspaper, highlighted McGraw Morris’ victory in the Genesee County Circuit Court for the complete vacation of a binding arbitration decision. This victory was important because courts rarely vacate binding arbitrat...

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TOM MCGRAW INTERVIEWED ON STATE WIDE RADIO NETWORK REGARDING LEGALITIES OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA

Published: January 20, 2012

On January 20, 2012, Tom McGraw was interviewed by Rich Kincaide of Michigan’s Morning Show about the legalities and potential pitfalls of using social media. Michigan’s Morning Show is broadcast on the Michigan Radio Network across mid, west and northern Michigan. Read More

STATE COURT VACATES BINDING ARBITRATION DECISION AND UPHOLDS EMPLOYER’S VOLUNTARY QUIT POLICY

Published: September 12, 2011

On September 12, 2011, the Genesee County Circuit Court granted summary disposition to a municipal water authority and vacated a binding arbitration decision in its entirety. This dispute involved the voluntary quit of the water authority’s former employee after the employee was absent for three ...

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MCGRAW MORRIS P.C. NAMED ONE OF CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS’ 2011 COOL PLACES TO WORK!

Published: September 05, 2011

Crain’s Detroit Business has selected McGraw Morris P.C. as one of the coolest places to work in 2011. Awards were judged by Crain’s and the American Society of Employers who recognized companies and nonprofits that take talent attraction and retention seriously. Selected companies acknowledged t...

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STATE COURT DISMISSES PLAINTIFF’S DEFAMATION CLAIM ON THE BASIS OF GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY

Published: August 15, 2011

On August 15, 2011, the Genesee County Circuit Court denied Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration and affirmed its July 18, 2011 dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed against a Clayton Township Trustee. The Court ruled that because the allegedly defamatory comments were uttered by sitting memb...

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FEDERAL JURY ISSUES VERDICT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT, A FORMER TAWAS POLICE AUTHORITY OFFICER.

Published: August 11, 2011

On August 11, 2011, a federal court jury vindicated the actions of a former Tawas Police Authority police officer who prepared a warrant affidavit for Plaintiff’s arrest based on probable cause that Plaintiff made a false bomb threat call. Plaintiff brought the lawsuit alleging that there was no ...

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STATE COURT GRANTS COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF PLAINTIFF’S ZONING CASE

Published: August 08, 2011

On August 8, 2011, the Genesee County Circuit Court granted a complete dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Grand Blanc Township, holding that none of the evidence supported any of Plaintiff’s claims. The Township was defended by McGraw Morris P.C. attorneys Thomas J. McGraw and Christopher J. Ra...

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Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Complete Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Claim of Retaliation Under the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act

Published: April 12, 2011

On April 12, 2011, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s complete dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims. In 2008, the Plaintiff sued Flint Township and its supervisor in Genesee County Circuit Court, asserting that the Township and its supervisor violated Michigan’s Elliot-Larson Civil...

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State Court Grants Complete Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act Claim

Published: April 11, 2011

On April 11, 2011, the Genesee County Circuit Court ordered the complete dismissal of an employee’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act Claim against Grand Blanc Township. The court determined that there was no evidence linking any activity by the Plaintiff and the Township Board’s decision to exercis...

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State Court Grants Complete Dismissal of Property Damage Claim to City of Grosse Pointe Woods and its Public Safety Officers

Published: April 08, 2011

On April 8, 2011, the Wayne County Circuit Court granted summary disposition to the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and its public safety officers on the basis of governmental immunity. The City and public safety officers were represented by McGraw Morris P.C. attorney G. Gus Morris. Plaintiff sued t...

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