December 15, 2017

Phillip J. DeRosier

Mr. DeRosier is an appellate attorney specializing in state and federal civil appeals, zoning appeals, and bankruptcy appeals.  He has represented numerous businesses and individuals in the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the 1st and 6th Circuits.  Those appeals involved a wide range of complex matters, from commercial contracts to insurance to construction, including the following:

  • On behalf of a national bank, obtained a peremptory reversal from the Michigan Supreme Court in a case in which the Michigan Court of Appeals imposed requirements for commencing a foreclosure by advertisement that went beyond the language of the governing statute.

  • Convinced the Michigan Supreme Court to reverse a judgment enforcing a purported settlement agreement, as there was no evidence that the parties had actually agreed to its essential terms. 

  • Defeated class certification in two consolidated lawsuits alleging that hundreds of homes experienced basement flooding due to a claimed defect in the city's sewage system.

  • Successfully represented a health insurer in an interlocutory appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in which the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s order certifying a class of multiemployer health and welfare benefits funds alleging violations of ERISA and Michigan law. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Phillip J. DeRosier

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