Not all disputes require or merit going to trial in order to achieve a positive result. The attorneys at Dawda Mann are experts in identifying when alternatives to trial, such as mediation, facilitation and arbitration, will yield the desired benefits at a more favorable cost than a trial. Our goal is to pursue a strategy that makes the most sense for each individual client’s needs, and we help guide our clients to the option that will produce the greatest benefit for the fairest cost.


The attorneys of Dawda Mann are highly experienced in representing insurance companies and policy holders in a wide array of manners related to insurance coverage litigation, including:

File This One Under Yikes!

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Developers need to take heed of this one. Based on a recent decision in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, developers could find themselves involved in lawsuits alleging that they are liable [...]

Brownfield Redevelopers Beware!

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Due Care and Indemnification Agreements and the CERCLA BFPP Defense The last year has seen its share of unique decisions relating to CERCLA liability. Recently I blogged about one case with ramifications for brownfield developers: [...]

Regulating Runoff From Logging Roads

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The only U.S. Supreme Court case on the Court’s Fall docket relating to an environmental matter is Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center. In this case (which was consolidated with Georgia Pacific West, Inc. v. [...]

New Michigan Business Courts May Play Important Role in Resolving Environmental Disputes

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Governor Rick Snyder recently signed Public Act 333 (the “Business Court Act”), establishing a separate business court in Michigan. These courts will provide a unique forum for resolving complex disputes between business organizations, disputes within [...]