Civil Litigation Cases

  • James Lewis v. Bridgman Public Schools, 480 Mich 1000 (2007); 279 Mich App. 488 (2008) (on remand). (Michigan Supreme Court affirming authority of the State Tenure Commission to review de novo teacher discharge cases)

  • IBEW Local 876 and Newkirk Electric Associates, 365 NLRB No. 81 (2017). (National Labor Relations Board affirming that work was properly assigned to IBEW Local 876 representative employees)

  • Estate of Terri L. Greene v. Michigan Department of Corrections et al. (2015 WL 1459440)(W. Dist. MI 2015). (Dismissing claim against Michigan Department of Corrections on immunity grounds and awarding $10 million judgement against Defendant)

  • Grand Rapids Educational Support Personnel Association and Dean Transportation, 551 F.3d 1055 (D.C. Cir. Court of Appeals 2009) denying review and granting enforcement. (DC Circuit Court of Appeals affirming National Labor Relations Board decision that Dean Transportation had an obligation to bargain with the Association as it was a successor employer)

  • Spartan Stores, Inc. v. Teamsters Local Union 406, Case No. 1:07-cv-1194, 08-2309. (District Court affirming arbitration award reinstating discharged employee)

  • Ferris State University and Ferris Faculty Association, MERC Case No. 30 MPER ¶ 63 (2017). (Michigan Employment Relations Commission affirming that the academic advisors belonged in the Association’s bargaining unit after unit clarification hearing).

  • Langworthy v. Reed City Public Schools, Michigan State Tenure Commission Case No. 07-40; Michigan Court of Appeals application for leave denied, COA 288579 (Reinstating teacher to special education teaching job despite allegations of marijuana use at out of state concert and subsequent arrest).