Workplace Tragedy: Murder/Suicide at Work Does Not Create a Duty for the Employer’s Security Company
Boundaries 12/18/2017

Despite Michigan’s established line of case law addressing third-party crime on a defendant’s premises, plaintiffs continue to pursue these claims. Often, plaintiffs argue, most recently in an unpublished opinion, Estate of Sharita M. Williams v Consuela Lewis and Advance Security (Docket No. 332755; November 21, 2017), that Defendants had a duty to protect Plaintiff because of certain circumstances individual to that particular case creating a “special relationship.” In Williams, the appellate court ruled that, in the absence of a special relationship, the law imposes no duty on one party to protect another against the criminal acts of a third party.

To access the full article:  

Secrest Wardle Welcomes Associate Lindsay D. Schmidt to Troy Location
In The News 04/02/2018

Announcing the March 2018 Episode of Secrest Wardle's MI PIP Monthly
In The News 03/23/2018

Executive Partner, Margaret Scott Appointed to the DMC (Detroit Medical Center) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Advisory Board
In The News 03/19/2018

Secrest Wardle Welcomes Executive Partner Shelly Lee Griffin to Troy Location
In The News 03/13/2018

Secrest Wardle Welcomes Partner Lisa C. Baluha to Troy Location
In The News 02/23/2018

Click Here For All Press Releases

Until The Wheels Fall Off: Uninsured Motorcyclist May Recover Damages for Tort Claim
No-Fault Newsline 04/20/2018

Burnin’ Ring of Fire: Michigan Supreme Court Confirms Recreational Land Use Act Includes Claims Regarding Beach Play
Boundaries 04/18/2018

No Attorney Fees for You
No-Fault Newsline 04/13/2018

Say It: COA Affirms that Fraud is an Affirmative Defense and is Waived if not Properly Pled
No-Fault Newsline 04/12/2018

The Record is Clear: Violation of City Ordinance Does Not Equate to Breach of Duty of Care
Boundaries 04/10/2018

View All Publications