JURY VERDICT NO FAULT CASE: $1.04 MILLION

Attorney Nye was retained just a few months before trial in a first-party No-Fault case.  His client’s previous attorney had withdrawn, other attorneys had declined representation, no expert testimony had been obtained, and the case was pending dismissal by a motion by the defendants’ insurance company.   Moreover, the client had a long history of medical problems related to his back, and the defense expert reported that Mr. Nye’s client’s complaints of pain were solely because of his pre-existing condition.  The defense additionally argued that the auto accident was a low-impact accident that could not have caused any injury.  Attorney Nye agreed to take the case.

First, he responded to and defeated the defendant’s motion to dismiss.  He then reviewed several thousand pages of medical records and retained appropriate experts.  At trial, he was able to take his client’s complex medical history, with compelling testimony from his experts and use of creative trial exhibits, and convince the jury of the truth: his client’s pre-existing conditions were aggravated and made much worse by the auto accident.  The jury awarded pain and suffering damages  of 1.04 Million Dollars.

OCWEN LOAN SERVICING PAYS $30,000.00 DAMAGES

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee regarding his claims against Ocwen Loan Servicing as part of a bankruptcy case.  Despite stonewalling and legal maneuvering, Todd Nye survived all of the mortgage servicer’s attempts to dismiss the case and Ocwen found itself on the eve of trial, certain to lose.  At the final pre-trial conference, Ocwen gave up and paid the monies demanded by Todd Nye for his client.

Child Returned Home

In custody cases, people do stupid things, frequently forgetting about the impact of their behavior on the children.  Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a grandparent who had cared the child for several years.  One night, the previously mostly-non existent father showed up with his old custody order and some police, and took the child in the middle of the night.  Todd Nye was able to immediately obtain an order returning the child to the grandparent’s home, where she had always lived.

$80,000.00 DOG BITE SETTLEMENT

Nye & Associate’s client was a minor who was bit in the face by a dog.  In Michigan, if a dog bites, the owner must pay.  Todd Nye properly established the claim and damages with the insurance company and received an excellent settlement for his client.

Felony larceny of motor vehicle: deferred sentence with dismissal

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was charged with wrongfully taking a motor vehicle, in what was primarily, a business dispute.  Todd Nye obtained an agreement that resulted in ultimate dismissal of the case so the client would have no criminal conviction of any type in the matter.

$500,000.00 NO-FAULT SETTLEMENT

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was wrongfully denied first-party medical benefits several years after the original No-Fault claim.  Todd Nye took over the case, worked the claim, and had the insurance company on the ropes on the eve of trial.  The insurance company threw in the towel and paid the claims — plus other damages.

$54,000.00 JURY VERDICT FOR CONSUMER IN CONSTRUCTION CASE

Mr. Nye successfully tried a case in which the contractor had wrongfully performed construction services. It cost the client $54,000.00 to repair the substandard work, and he obtained that verdict from a jury after trial. The highlight of the trial was Todd Nye’s closing argument, in which he wore an Elmer Fudd hat to illustrate to the jury the incompetence of the construction crew. Additionally, the jury found Todd Nye’s damages expert very believable. Todd Nye obtained the expert, who had never testified at a trial, but whose credentials were impeccable and integrity and opinion unassailable by the opposing attorney.

$17,000.00 JURY VERDICT FOR TRESPASS CASE

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a hardworking wage earner who happened to have an attorney as a neighbor. The attorney put up a fence, encroaching upon Todd Nye’s client’s property, and proceeded to claim right to his client’s property. Against one of the most famous trial lawyers in the State of Michigan, Todd Nye won a jury verdict of $17,000.00 for his client on one trespass claim and defeating seven counterclaims by the attorney-plaintiff.

FIRST DEGREE CSC CASE DISMISSED ON MOTION

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was wrongfully accused by his step-daughter of illegal sexual contact. Todd Nye filed a motion to dismiss the case on very specific, technical and controlling legal ground. The case was dismissed. Todd Nye’s client was free.

FELONY FRAUD CLAIMS DISMISSED

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was charged with felony criminal fraud for transactions related to a business enterprise. It became apparent to Todd Nye that neither the prosecutor nor the police had actually read the materials on which they based the criminal charges. After 50 minutes at the preliminary examination with the court upholding almost every objection by Todd Nye, the prosecutor requested an adjournment, and ultimately dismissed the case without further proceedings.

NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON RESISTING AND OBSTRUCTING

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a severe diabetic. During a sugar crash, she drove her car into a guard rail and off the road. When the police responded and did not notice a passerby. The police appeared, and being absolutely ignorant of the effects of diabetes, proceeded to treat Todd Nye’s client’s resistance as an intentional act, as opposed to a severe diabetic reaction. She put a slapping, mouthy struggle, and the police arrested her for resisting and obstructing. That is a felony offense. In point of fact, the police provided her with a sugar test at the police station, and at trial Todd Nye obtained expert testimony from a medical doctor that his client’s medical condition from the diabetes caused her irrational behavior. Despite providing medical evidence to the prosecutor prior to trial, the prosecutor continued to prosecute the unfortunate, diabetic lady. At trial, Todd Nye convinced the jury that the cause for her strange behavior and resistance to the police was a direct result of her diabetic crash, and the police should have treated her with compassion rather than arresting her as a common criminal. It should be noted that Todd Nye’s client was in her mid-50’s, had never had a criminal record, and worked at a party store. Todd Nye did this case pro bono, that is without any charge whatsoever, and rightfully defended the freedom of this poor, unfortunate, diabetic lady. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and his client walked free.

NOT GUILTY DRUNK DRIVING

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a “down stater” who was up north in Crawford County for the weekend. An over vigilant Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer decided to track and follow Todd Nye’s client through the woods in his vehicle. Ultimately, his client was wrongfully arrested for drunk driving and open intoxication. The jury returned a verdict against the DNR and their charge of drunk driving.

$20,000.00 JURY VERDICT FOR WIFE BEATING VICTIM

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a divorce client who had been assaulted by her ex-husband. At trial, with the compelling testimony of his client, and the brutal cross-examination of the defendant, Todd Nye was able to convince the jury to award $20,000.00 to his client for the assaults and damages she suffered as a result of the battery by her husband.

$20,000.00 MORTGAGE ADJUSTMENT FOR WRONGFUL MORTGAGE SERVICING

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a working class lady who dealt with one of the worst mortgage companies in the industry. They wrongfully screwed her out of thousands of her hard-earned dollars which she made to them in payments. Todd Nye threw her into a bankruptcy and sued the mortgage companies twice to save this lady $20,000.00 of wrongful and corrupt fees charged by the mortgage company. The settlement agreement and orders were enforced by the bankruptcy court.

FIRST DEGREE CSC CASE DISMISSED AFTER PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was wrongfully accused of improper sexual contact with a neighbor girl. At the prelimination after exhaustive preparation by Todd Nye, he was effective in illustrating to the prosecutor that the allegations could not have possibly occurred as alleged. After the preliminary examination, the prosecutor dismissed the case for lack of evidence sufficient for trial.

$10,000.00 MORTGAGE ADJUSTMENT

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client was a hard-working person at a retail store. His mortgage company screwed him over by misappropriating payments and then making representations which resulted in him being $10,000.00 in the hole on his mortgage. Todd Nye put his client in bankruptcy and sued the mortgage company to reach a resolution to reinstate the mortgage in the proper amount with a $10,000.00 credit.

OVERZEALOUS TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR DEFEATED AT TRIAL

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s client operated a non-conforming use business, which was a permitted use because it was a “grand-fathered” exception to the zoning ordinance. Nevertheless, a local official attempted to abuse his or her position and shut down Todd Nye’s client’s business. At trial, Todd Nye obtained a court order permitting his client to continue the operation of his business.

DEBT SETTLEMENT CROOKS

Coltrane and Nye, PLLC’s routinely sues debt settlement companies for fraud against their clients. To date, they have recovered over $100,000.00 in monies for bankruptcy clients for frauds committed by the debt settlement thieves.