The Miller Law Firm, P.C., headquartered in Rochester, Michigan, is recognized throughout the United States as a leader in complex business lawsuits and securities and consumer class action litigation.
May 11, 2015 - The Miller Law Firm obtained a $16.5 Million judgment on behalf of Peter Karmanos, Jr., the co-founder and longtime Chairman and CEO of Compuware Corporation. Mr. Karmanos sued Compuware for wrongfully terminating his employment agreement and taking his vested stock options after he stepped down as Chairman. He was awarded $16.5 Million after prevailing in a two-week arbitration hearing in Detroit. The award was later confirmed in Wayne County Circuit Court, Case No. 13-014776-CK. Read Opinion and Order. Read more in Crain’s Detroit Business; Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly; The Detroit Free Press; and, The Detroit News..
May 10, 2015 – The Miller Law Firm is a proud sponsor of the 2015 3rd Annual Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out Celebrity Golf Invitational to take place on August 16 and 17 at the Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. Work It Out, in partnership with the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, is a research-based program that uses a unique blend of yoga and nutritional education to prevent childhood obesity, reduce stress and increase self-esteem. Read More.
May 5, 2015 - The $6.25 million class action settlement with Enbridge Energy was approved by the Court. The case resolved class claims related to the July 26, 2010 spill of hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek, which eventually entered into the Kalamazoo River. Defendants vigorously contested the suitability of class certification and denied liability throughout the almost four-year litigation. See Darwin Watts, et al v. Enbridge Energy et al, Western District, Case No. 10-752-GJQ.
April 25, 2015 - The Miller Family was honored as distinguished alumni of Wayne State University Law School at this year’s annual Treasure of Detroit Gala at the Detroit Institute of Arts: E. Powell Miller and Ann L. Miller of The Miller Law Firm, and their father, Bruce A. Miller of Miller Cohen, PLC. Also honored were their mother, Edna P. Miller, who was an associate professor emeritus in the School of Social Work, and sister, Elizabeth Miller, also of Miller Cohen, PLC. Since its inception in 1998, the Treasure of Detroit has been Wayne Law's premiere event for honoring those who have made a lasting contribution to the practice of law, as well as to the growth and success of the Law School. Read more.
Attention Purchasers of Series AIG FP Securities. Exhibit A to the Notice of Class Action, Proposed Settlement, Motion for Attorneys’ and Expenses, and Settlement Hearing has been revised by Court Order. The revised Exhibit A can be found in the Case Documents section of this website.
March 20, 2015 - The Miller Law Firm is pleased to welcome the addition of Andrew M. Gonyea to the Firm. Mr. Gonyea is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School. During law school, he completed a judicial internship with the Hon. George Caram Steeh, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to law school, Mr. Gonyea worked in Washington, D.C. as a communications professional. He also completed a press internship with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
February 24, 2015 - E. Powell Miller was a guest speaker at a luncheon for the Lansing Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. The topic was “Judgment Matters When Writing E-Mails Using Government Resources.”
January 12, 2015 - The Miller Law Firm, for the second consecutive year, earned two of the top five Class Action Settlement rankings in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s annual survey of “Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements 2014.” The firms’ antitrust class action against compressor manufacturers in In Re: Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:09-md-02042, in the Eastern District of Michigan, settled for $30 million. And, the firm’s class action relating to over draft fees against Citizens Bank in Simpson v. Citizens Bank, Case No. 2:12-CV-10267-DPH-RSW, in the Eastern District of Michigan, settled for $2 million. Read more
January 8, 2015. The Miller Law Firm obtained summary judgment on liability on behalf of a certified class of retirees against the Henkel Corporation in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. The claim was brought under the civil enforcement provisions of ERISA. The Court found that Henkel breached the plan documents when it failed to properly and timely deduct FICA taxes at the time of retirement, depriving the retirees of the benefit of the Internal Revenue Code’s “Special Timing” and “Nonduplication Rules” and subjecting them to taxes that they would not have had to pay but for the error. This resulted in a reduction in benefits for the retirees. See Davidson v. Henkel Corp., No. 12-cv-14103.
December 31, 2014 - Ryan Jarnagin was elected to the Board of Directors for The Auburn Hills Community Foundation with a term ending December 31, 2016. The organization awards grants to non-profit groups, schools, and local units of government. The Foundation’s areas of focus include senior citizens, veterans and active duty military, children, healthy living initiatives, and environmental issues.
December 17, 2014 – The Miller Law Firm is proud to announce the promotion of Chris D. Kaye to Partner. Mr. Kaye joined the Firm in 2009. He was recently a critical member of the litigation team working on the class action which settled against Wells Fargo Bank this year.
November 6, 2014 – The Miller Law Firm is pleased to announce a $970.5 million settlement in the case of In Re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, Master File No. 08-CV-4772-LTS-DCF (United States District Court, Southern District of New York) in which the Firm serves as a Lead Counsel. Click here for more information.
October 24, 2014 - The Miller Law Firm obtained an Agreed Order of Judgment against The Valspar Corporation related to its Guardsman Furniture Protection Plans Division in the Eastern District of Michigan. Sweeping reformation to the Service Procedures in the Plans will benefit eight million consumers across the country. See Briede v. The Valspar Corporation, No. 12-cv- 13406.
September 26, 2014. The Miller Law Firm, P.C. won certification of a class of retirees in an action against the Henkel Corporation in which it is alleged that Henkel improperly administered the top hat retirement plan, resulting in a significant reduction of retirement benefits to the class. The case is pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. See Davidson v Henkel Corp., Henkel Corp., No. 12-cv-14103.
September 5, 2014 - E. Powell Miller was honored by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine with the feature cover story for its 2014 annual edition. Titled “The Natural,” the reporter further described Mr. Miller as: “Litigator E. Powell Miller loves the national pastime and has one of his own: winning multimillion-dollar cases.” The article goes on to proclaim that: “The Miller Law Firm has become a go-to firm in the Detroit area for auto supply chain disputes and shareholder rights cases." Click here to read the full article.
September 4, 2014 - Eighteen attorneys at The Miller Law Firm have been named to Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, E. Powell Miller has been named to the exclusive Super Lawyers Top 10 list and Marc Newman, Martha J. Olijnyk, Richard L. (Tony) Braun, II, Kevin F. O’Shea, Sharon Almonrode have been named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list. Martha J. Olijnyk and Sharon Almonrode are recognized as part of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan. The following attorneys are also recognized as Michigan Super Lawyers for 2014: Jayson E. Blake, Brian Etzel, Christopher D. Kaye, Ann L. Miller, Adam T. Schnatz, David B. Viar and Melissa D. Wojnar-Raycraft. And, these attorneys have been named as Rising Stars for 2014: Devon P. Allard, Emily E. Hughes, Ryan Jarnagin, and Lauren Northrop.