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Settlement: Auto Accident for Minor $90,000.00. An 8 year-old was struck by a truck while walking to the library. He suffered a closed head injury and lacerations.  Skinner Professional Law Corporation settled his case for $90,000.00.

 

Divorce Appeal Results in Reversal.  A divorce matter was heard by a Saginaw County judge.  The trial court clearly erred in valuing the parties’ property division; in addition, the judge did not award spousal support in a 32 year marriage. Attorney Staci Richards for the plaintiff filed an appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals on the circuit court’s errors, which resulted in a reversal. 

 

Winter is Accident Season. Winter is the worst season for weather-related accidents to include slip and falls and motor vehicle crashes. People need to take extra safety precautions for the driving conditions to protect themselves, their family and the safety of others.  If you have been injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence please call our office for a free consultation at (989) 893-5547.

Ghost of Ackerman Haunting Theatre?

JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

Have you ever heard the rumors that the State Theatre in downtown Bay City is haunted? We thought we would share with you this story published in "Ghost, Crimes & Urban Legends," which involves attorney David R. Skinner. Happy reading and have a happy and safe Halloween.

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Rogers, D. Laurence, Ghosts, Crimes & Urban Legends. Bay City: Historical Press, LLC, 2006.

UPDATE ON: Co-Tenancy Ended by Adverse Possession

Recently we posted the following Status:

“Skinner Professional Law Corporation has another successful win for their clients. When a young man and his newlywed wife purchased a 160 acre farm with his father and mother, little did this couple expect that they would be fighting for their home and property 22 years later. The unfortunate family dispute resulted in a trial held in the Huron County Court Circuit Court (Judge M. Richard Knoblock). The Defendant’s property and farm was valued at nearly a million dollars in assets and revenue. The Defendants hired Attorney David R. Skinner to fight for and protect their interests, which resulted in a verdict in their favor.”

On May 17, 2012, counsel for the Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Reconsideration. On May 23, 2012, Judge M. Richard Knoblock entered an Order requiring the Plaintiffs to serve the Defendants (Skinner Clients) with a Motion for a New Trial pursuant to MCR 2.611 in lieu of a Motion for Reconsideration.

On May 31, 2012, the Plaintiffs filed their “Amended Motion for Reconsideration which is now a Motion for New Trial.” The matter was heard by Judge Knoblock on June 25, 2012. Judge Knoblock ultimately denied the Plaintiffs’ Motion for a new trial and Skinner’s clients once again prevailed.

Plaintiffs have now filed their Claim of Appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals.

The defense of the justice awarded by the Circuit Court to our clients continues.

$25,000-a-Month Alimony Affirmed by Appeals Court

Under representation by Skinner Professional Law Corp. of Bay City, Michigan, in the matter of Yunus v. Yunus, a trial court award of $25,000 per month was awarded and affirmed on appeal. The alimony awarded was against Dr. Asim Yunus, an electrocardiologist practicing in Saginaw, Michigan. The award was based upon Dr. Yunus' exceptional income and the needs of his wife.

Co-Tenancy Ends with Ouster and Adverse Possession

Skinner Professional Law Corporation has another successful win for their clients. 

When a young man and his newlywed wife purchased a 160 acre farm with his father and mother, little did this couple expect that they would be fighting for their home and property 22 years later. The unfortunate family dispute with the father and mother suing their son and his wife, resulted in a trial held in the Huron County Court Circuit Court (Judge M. Richard Knoblock). The Defendant’s property originally purchased by the young couple for $200,000 was valued at the time of the trial at nearly a million dollars. The Defendants hired Attorney David R. Skinner to file a counter-claim and to fight for and protect their interests.  The farm is now deeded to the husband and wife at tenants by the entireties.  The successful verdict was based in large part on the evidence submitted that the son and wife had ousted the father and mother who claimed a one-half interest as tenants in common.  A settlement demand by the Plaintiffs, father and mother, of $350,000 was rejected.  The opinion of the court was based upon all of the surrounding circumstances and resulted in Defendants, as Counter-Plaintiffs, obtaining clear title to the farm.


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