NOTABLE COURT DECISIONS


Through innovation, creativity and sound judgment to every problem, large or small, our attorneys have obtained many favorable results for our clients, which we are pleased to outline below.


Goins v. Ajax Metal Processing, Inc.,

984 F Supp 1057 (ED Mich 1997) Former employee’s state law claim for wrongful discharge against his employer was preempted by the Section 301 of the LMRA and was remover to federal court. U. S. District Court granted summary judgment to employer for employee’s failure...

E.E.O.C. v. Allendale Nursing Centre

U.S. District Court granted Defendant summary judgment on Plaintiff’s claim of religious discrimination based on the employee’s discharge for her refusal to obtain a social security number allegedly for religious reasons. The court awarded Defendant costs against the...

Smith v. Fitzsimons Manufacturing Co.

U.S. District Court granted Defendant summary judgment on Plaintiff’s hybrid 301 action, finding Federal law preempted Plaintiff’s state law breach of contract claim because it arose out of the employment relationship covered by a collective bargaining agreement....

Guerrero v. Brickman Group, LLC

Plaintiffs brought a dual-filed FLSA collective action seeking to certify a class of several hundred workers, along with state law claims. The court denied Plaintiffs’ motion for FLSA certification, finding that the employees were not similarly-situated. The court...

Jacobs v. NSK Corporation

Mr. Foy successfully defended NSK against plaintiff’s claims that she was discriminated against on the basis of her sex and alleged disability. The plaintiff also asserted claims of retaliation, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and wrongful...

Kassab v. Aetna Industries

2002 US App LEXIS 26568 (6th Cir 2002) Former employee brought a LMRA hybrid Section 301 action against his employer alleging employer breach of the collective bargaining agreement and his union breach of its duty of fair representation. Appellate court affirmed the...

Clanton v. General Products Corp.,

2005 Mich App LEXIS 1984 (2005) Former CFO brought a breach of contract action against employer alleging entitlement to a contractual severance package based on a substantial adverse change in his duties.  Appellate court affirmed dismissal of the action as a matter...

Kyro v. General Products Corp.,

2007 US Dist LEXIS 37446 (ED Mich 2007) Former employee brought a LMRA hybrid Section 301 action against his employer alleging employer breach of the collective bargaining agreement and in-house union breach of its duty of fair representation. U.S. District Court...

Hensley v. The Cold Heading Co.,

2007 US Dist LEXIS 37446 (ED Mich 2007) Former employee brought a LMRA hybrid Section 301 action against his employer alleging employer breach of the collective bargaining agreement and in-house union breach of its duty of fair representation. U.S. District Court...