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  • Feds Indict Former Managing Partner Nathan Hardwick IV for $20M Embezzlement From His Now-Bankrupt Firm Morris Hardwick Schneider
    Nathan Hardwick IV, the former managing partner of Morris Hardwick Schneider, has been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements in connection with his alleged embezzlement of more than $20 million from the residential real estate closing firm's escrow and operating accounts, and those of its affiliated title agency, LandCastle Title.
  • The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Debevoise Sees Double-Digit Profit Growth
    Profits per partner were up nearly 11 percent at the firm, which also saw a healthy increase in revenues.
  • Client Sues Quinn Over Billing Practices
    Complaint says firm charged higher hourly fees than it had agreed to when it undertook the defense of a white collar case.
  • When a Founder Talks (or Acts) Out of School
    Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates set tongues wagging in the tech world and beyond on Monday when he seemingly broke rank with the company he created as well as most of Silicon Valley on a major digital privacy issue.
  • Supreme Court Apt to Tinker With Patent Damages
    During arguments Tuesday in a pair of cases on willful infringement, Justice Stephen Breyer fretted that easing the standard could advantage large companies such as Google or Yahoo.
  • Edward Kickham Jr.

    Edward F. Kickham Jr. practices business and real estate litigation for corporate and individual clients, including a Tier One auto supplier, the owners of a shopping mall, and a major hotel operator.  Ed has litigated under the Michigan Judgment Lien Act, the Builder’s Trust Fund Act, and the Michigan Franchise Investment Law, and has prosecuted claims for business torts including embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duty, and professional negligence. He has represented insured parties in complex and contentious insurance coverage disputes.  
     
    Ed has secured several reversals in the Michigan Court of Appeals, and he successfully defended a lawsuit between partners which resulted in a published appellate opinion that is now one of the leading cases on partners’ duties to one another under the Michigan Uniform Partnership Act.
     
    Ed also has broad experience with consumer and municipal class actions, and has represented both plaintiff classes and corporate defendants.  His current cases include a number of class actions challenging water and sewer charges imposed by various Detroit-area municipalities. 
     
    Ed received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Wayne State University, where he was an Associate Editor of the Wayne Law Review.
     
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    Direct Line: (248) 554-7023