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Michigan Court of Appeals Victory

James M. Straub and Donna B. Howard successfully defended Berrien County and its Administrator before the trial court and the Michigan Court of Appeals.  Plaintiff had asserted multiple claims related to unlawful discharge from employment, including gender and disability discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and retaliation, after she resigned in lieu of being terminated from her employment as Economic Director of the County.  The County defendants prevailed on summary judgment at the trial court, and after briefing and oral argument before the Court of Appeals, the trial court's dismissal of all the plaintiff's claims was unanimously affirmed by the Court of Appeals in December 2008.  [Case: LaGrow v County of Berrien & William Wolf (Berrien Trial Court No. 05-003211-CD; Michigan Court of Appeals No 278064)]