SHANT R. SAGHERIAN
Farmington Hills, MI
Shant R. Sagherian was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2012. He focuses his practice on the defense of liability lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured corporations and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation, including Michigan No-Fault, premises liability, retail and restaurant, construction, as well as workers’ compensation.
Shant is an expert in Michigan assigned claims (MACP) cases, which tend to be cases more complicated in nature because they deal with complex issues of priority and usually involve some type of fraudulent activity and solicitation. He has significant experience conducting depositions, engaging in settlement discussions, attending and arguing at alternative dispute resolutions.
RECENT CASE HIGHLIGHTS
Shant recently had a provider suit dismissed based on concessions obtained during deposition that the subject vehicle was taken unlawfully and therefore in contravention of Michigan No-Fault statute relative to unlawful taking. The case was for $50,000 of treatment at a hospital immediately following the motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff’s counsel dismissed the suit immediately following the deposition.
Shant successfully obtained a dismissal on a suit—for about $30,000 in medical bills—involving intervening plaintiffs, based on the Plaintiff’s failure to appear for IMEs and scheduled depositions, despite the Michigan law that providers have an independent cause of action apart from an injured claimant’s. He was able to convince the judge that the providers would not be able to proceed with their case without the injured claimant.
Shant was recently successful when our insured was served with a summons and complaint in a third-party auto negligence case. Unbeknownst to the client, the insured forwarded the complaint to the wrong insurance carrier, and as a result a default was entered against the insured. Shant was able to convince the judge that good cause existed to set aside the default, and that the insured had a meritorious defense to the underlying action. The judge set aside the default judgment in the amount of $225,000.
State Bar of Michigan
Armenian Bar Association
Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
Wayne State University, B.A.