Plunkett Cooney attorney authors Michigan chapter of ALFA International Business Litigation Compendium


Attorney Louis Ronayne of Plunkett Cooney’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group has authored the Michigan chapter of a 50-state Business Litigation Compendium published by ALFA International.

According to ALFA International, a consortium of 150 independent law firm across the globe, the compendium is designed to provide business executives who find themselves embroiled in commercial litigation in unfamiliar jurisdictions with helpful information about the trial and appellate courts in each state, jurisdictional requirements for each court, the presence or absence of specialized commercial courts and options for mediation.

The compendium is available online for free at the ALFA International website.

Ronayne’s Michigan chapter highlights the state’s business courts, which in reality are special dockets within the existing court structure, as established under the Revised Judicature Act of 1961. Every circuit with at least three judges is required to have a business court. The chapter also touches upon Michigan’s requirement that “[a]ll civil cases are subject to alternative dispute resolution processes unless otherwise provided by statute or court rule.”

Ronayne is an associate attorney in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office who focuses his practice primarily in the area of commercial litigation with additional expertise in appellate and cannabis law. He represents clients in a range of litigated business disputes, including real estate leases and purchase agreements, regulatory enforcement actions and complex business torts.


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