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Central Michigan University Student Files Lawsuit Over Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

A student at Central Michigan University (CMU) filed a class action lawsuit recently in response to the University’s failure to issue adequate refunds after all in-person classes were cancelled and students were forced to leave on-campus housing in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed class of students is being represented by Bloomfield Hills and Detroit-based law firm Fink Bressack. The lawsuit alleges that CMU, Michigan’s sixth-largest university, has unfairly refused to […]

Students at Western Michigan University File Lawsuit Over Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

A Western Michigan University (WMU) student filed a class action lawsuit recently in response to the University’s refusal to issue appropriate refunds after students were forced to leave on-campus housing and all in-person classes were cancelled in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomfield Hills and Detroit-based law firm Fink Bressack is representing the proposed class of students in the litigation. The lawsuit claims that WMU, Michigan’s fifth-largest university, has unfairly refused to […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Lawsuits

Many insurance companies may deny claims under business interruption insurance coverages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic due to alleged policy exemptions. The insurance coverage lawyers at Fink Bressack are here to help business owners damaged by the COVID-19 crisis. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating insurance coverage disputes, both suing insurance companies and representing insurance companies. Having experience on both sides of these disputes gives our attorneys a better understanding of the issues they face. […]

WDIV Interviews David Fink About Fink Bressack Class Action Lawsuits Against Universities

On April 22, 2020 WDIV and Click On Detroit reported on lawsuits filed by Fink Bressack on behalf of students at University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Victor Williams, a WDIV-News 4 reporter, interviewed David Fink, managing partner of Fink Bressack. After airing the segment on the 6PM news, Click On Detroit posted the video on its website, quoting Fink extensively, including the following excerpts: “If you have […]

Wayne State University Students File Lawsuit to Challenge School’s Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Room and Board

Students Seek Reimbursement for Tuition and Pro-rated Refunds for Room and Board Following University Changes Related to COVID-19 Pandemic. Students at Wayne State University (WSU), filed a class action lawsuit against the school last week in response to the University’s refusal to issue satisfactory refunds after in-person classes were cancelled and students were sent home in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students are being represented in the lawsuit by the Bloomfield […]

Michigan State University Students File Class Action Lawsuit Seeking Tuition Refund and Room and Board Reimbursement After Being Forced to Leave Campus Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Michigan State University students filed a class action lawsuit challenging the school’s refund policies after online classes were cancelled and students were required to leave on-campus housing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students, who are represented by the Fink Bressack law firm, are requesting that the University be required to issue a partial refund of tuition, along with prorated refunds for prepaid room and board expenses and other fees for University services […]

Fink Bressack’s Municipal Clients Receive Over $13,000 in Sanctions from Attorney Andrew Paterson; Sixth Circuit Affirms

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Eastern District of Michigan Judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision to sanction attorney Andrew Paterson for his frivolous conduct during litigation related to the financing of the Little Caesar’s Arena. Judge Goldsmith ordered Paterson to pay sanctions to Fink Bressack’s clients, the Detroit Downtown Development Authority and the Detroit Brownfield Authority. Among other things, the Sixth Circuit noted that “Paterson quickly runs out of conclusions, so he shifts to misrepresentations.” […]

Fink Bressack Featured in Detroit Lawyer Magazine

Many lawyers work long hours, but not all of them have hustle. You start to really get that when you see the way Fink Bressack managing partner David Fink runs the firm. Fink Bressack, formerly known as Fink + Associates Law, is a boutique firm with a mentality you might expect to find at a Silicon Valley technology startup. The firm embraces the idea that a small, driven, talented team can punch above its weight. […]

David Fink inducted into Michigan Lawyers’ Hall of Fame

Fink Bressack Managing Partner David Fink has been selected for Michigan Lawyers' Weekly's inaugural Hall of Fame class, proving that if an idiot like Donald Trump can be elected President, anything is possible. Bloomfield Hills and Detroit based Fink Bressack represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial litigation and class action matters. The firm’s areas of practice include business disputes, shareholder oppression, antitrust, consumer fraud, environmental law, intergovernmental disputes, municipal litigation […]

David Fink Co-Chairs FBA Book Club; Club Reviews Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

David H. Fink, the Co-Chair of the Book Club of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, and Fink Bressack attorney Lindsay DeMoss Long, attended the February 5, 2019 meeting of the Book Club. The Club discussed Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. Bloomfield Hills and Detroit based Fink Bressack represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial litigation and class action matters. The firm’s areas […]

Detroit News Coverage of Challenge to No-Fault Act

Detroit News article before the Motion to Dismiss hearing: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/06/auto-insurance-debate-mike-duggan-suit-court/2790635002/  

Detroit Free Press Coverage of Challenge to No-Fault Act

Detroit Free Press article before the Motion to Dismiss hearing: https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2019/02/06/mike-duggan-no-fault-insurance/2776794002/

David Fink Spoke at the October 2018 Meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel

David Fink spoke at the October 2018 meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. David discussed the lawsuit recently filed by Fink + Associates Law on behalf of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and 8 Michigan motorists challenging the constitutionality of Michigan's No-Fault Act. ADTC October 2018 Meeting Notice

Fink Bressack Files Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, 8 Michigan Motorists, Challenging Constitutionality of No-Fault System

 Mayor Duggan, 8 Michigan motorists, file federal lawsuit challenging constitutionality of No-Fault system Mayor says oppressive rates have become a civil rights issue for many in State Suit asks court to require Governor and Legislature to fix broken system within six months or to go back to “tort” insurance system 1978 Michigan Supreme Court ruled Michigan must ensure rates are fair and equitable   DETROIT, Michigan - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today filed a lawsuit […]

John Mack in Michigan Lawyers Weekly

John L. Mack was mentioned in the July 16, 2018 edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, in the "People in the Law" section. Bloomfield Hills and Detroit based Fink + Associates Law represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial litigation and class action matters. The firm’s areas of practice include business disputes, shareholder oppression, antitrust, consumer fraud, environmental law, intergovernmental disputes, municipal litigation and securities fraud. For more information, call 248.971.2500 or […]

Nate Fink Featured in Detroit Jewish News

Nate Fink was featured in the July 5, 2018 edition of the Detroit Jewish News. The Jewish News noted Nate's election as President of the American Constitution Society's Michigan Chapter, Nate's recognition as a Rising Star in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, and Nate's selection as an Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The article can be viewed here: Detroit Jewish News 070518 Bloomfield Hills and Detroit based Fink + Associates Law represents both plaintiffs and defendants […]

John L. Mack Joins Fink Bressack

John L. Mack has joined Fink + Associates Law as an associate. He will focus his practice on commercial and class action litigation. John graduated cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. While at Northwestern Law School, he was captain of the Bartlitt Center National Trial Team and served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Policy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, where he was […]

David Fink Co-Chairs FBA Book Club; Club Reviews Killer of the Flower Moon – The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David H. Fink, the Co-Chair of the Book Club of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, attended the May 22, 2018 meeting of the Book Club. The Club discussed Killer of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. Bloomfield Hills and Detroit based Fink + Associates Law represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial litigation and class action matters. The […]

American Constitution Society’s Michigan Chapter Elects New President, Nathan J. Fink

Nathan J. Fink, Esq. of Fink + Associates Law was elected President of the American Constitution Society’s Michigan Chapter (ACS). Nate is a litigation associate at Fink + Associates Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he served as Vice President of the Michigan Student Assembly.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School, where he was Associate Editor of the Wayne Law Review. […]

David Fink Co-Chairs Federal Bar Association Book Club; Club Reviews Sisters In Law

FBA Book Club discusses work about Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg By Steve Thorpe Legal News For nearly eight years, a group of legal professionals has regularly gathered to examine and discuss how their profession is portrayed in literature and history. The stated goal of the Federal Bar Association Book Club is to “facilitate an informal but elevated dialogue between the bench and the bar.” The book discussed at their Nov. 18 meeting at the Levin […]

Nathan J. Fink Joins Fink + Associates Law

Nathan J. Fink has joined Fink + Associates Law. Nathan J. Fink focuses his practice on commercial and class action litigation, including business matters, antitrust, securities fraud and intergovernmental disputes. Nate was honored as a Rising Star in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Nate is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He was recently elected Vice President of the Michigan […]

David Fink introduces Justice Bernstein

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein (center) delivered the keynote address at a Friday, March 20, gala hosted by The Bloomfield Hills School (BHS) Foundation at Pine Lake Country Club. Bernstein gave an inspiring address mentioning numerous BHS teachers who greatly influenced his character.  The BHS Foundation awarded Bernstein its Shining Light Award for his significant service to his community and state.  Happy to welcome Bernstein to the podium were BHS Superintendent Dr. Rob Glass […]

David H. Fink Interviewed on County Corner

David Fink was interviewed by County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson regarding his work as President of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation.

Court Approves $30 Million Settlement

David Fink and Fink + Associates Law were featured in a report in Law360 describing the $30 million antitrust price fixing settlement spearheaded by the firm in its role as Co-Lead Counsel in the Refrigerant Antitrust Class Action Litigation. Judge Approves $30M Compressor Cartel Settlements – Law360

Fink + Associates Law Featured In Law360

Fink + Associates Law’s successful representation of the University of Michigan in a challenge to certain state legislation which had been hastily enacted to stop the unionization of Graduate Student Research Assistants was reported by Ben James of Law360. United States District Judge Mark Goldsmith held that the statute was enacted in violation of the title-object clause of the Constitution of the State of Michigan. The article is linked below. Fink + Associates Law successfully […]

David H. Fink Featured In Detroit Legal News

David H. Fink and his fellow co-chairs of the Book Club of the Federal Bar Association recently welcomed author Steven J. Harper, via Skype, to a discussion of Mr. Harper’s book, “The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis.”  The event was reported in the Detroit Legal News on December 27, 2013. Photo by John Meiu, courtesy of Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC.

David H. Fink Named Chair Of The Eastern District Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel

David H. Fink, managing partner of Metro Detroit based Fink + Associates Law, was recently named Chair of the Eastern District of Michigan Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, following his appointment to the Panel by the Judge of the Eastern District of Michigan.  The Panel is responsible for reviewing candidates for appointment to the Federal Magistrate Judge position in Bay City and reporting to the Court the five nominees the Panel determines are best qualified. […]

Judicial Pay Increases Come Closer to Reality After 11 Years

David Fink’s work on the State Officers Compensation Commission to obtain better compensation for Michigan Judges is discussed in a Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly online report. To read the article, please click below to download a copy of the story, or scroll down to read the text of the article. By: Gary Gosselin, Michigan Lawyers Weekly LANSING — Judicial pay raises of 3 percent for 2015 and 3 percent for 2016 were discussed at length by the […]

Have Technological Advances Really Improved The Practice of Law?

Featured in Metro Detroit Attorney at Law Volume 2, No. 2, David H. Fink analyzes the benefits of new technology in the legal industry  and whether or not new technologies actually improve the practice of law. To read David’s latest Legal Trends article, please click below to download a copy of the story, or scroll down to read the text of the article. Have Technological Advances Really Improved The Practice of Law? By: David H. […]

Michigan Lawyers Weekly Publishes Viewpoint by David H. Fink

In the March 25, 2013 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, David H. Fink discusses the need to increase compensation for Michigan’s judges in the publication’s weekly Viewpoint feature. Scroll down to read the text of the article, or click the link to view the online version. Case closed: It is time to pay our judges more than starting associates By: David H. Fink The last time judges in the state of Michigan were given a […]

MyTV20 Interviews David H. Fink

With the State of Michigan declaring a financial crisis in the City of Detroit, MyTV20 interviewed Managing Partner David H. Fink for his thoughts on the situation. Prior to founding Fink + Associate Law, Mr. Fink served in Governor Granholm’s cabinet as State Employer. In this role, he secured more than $350 million in savings for the State through negotiated employee concessions. Click on the photo below to watch the full clip.

What Happened To The Big Firm Litigation Advantage?

In the most recent issue of Metro Detroit Attorney at Law, David H. Fink discusses how technology has leveled the playing field between big firms and small firms. Please click the article below to download a copy of the story, or scroll down to read the text of the article. What Happend to the Big Firm Litigation Advantage? By David H. Fink For those of us who entered the litigation arena in the 1970s, many things […]

David H. Fink Argues for an Increase in Judicial Compensation in Metro Detroit Attorney at Law Magazine

In the December 2012 edition of Metro Detroit Attorney at Law, Managing Partner David H. Fink wrote a feature Legal Trends article regarding judicial compensation. In the story, Mr. Fink explains why Michigan Judges should receive higher salaries. As Commissioner of the State Officers Compensation Commission, Mr. Fink sought a pay increase for state judges in 2011, but the State Legislature did not accept that recommendation. The last time Michigan’s judiciary was awarded a pay increase was […]

Darryl Bressack Named Partner at Fink + Associates Law

Darryl Bressack has been named partner at Bloomfield Hills-based Fink + Associates Law. Managing Partner David H. Fink made the announcement. “Darryl is an extraordinary legal talent committed to helping our clients,” said Fink. “He is focused, creative and fiercely intelligent. I am honored to have him as a partner.” Mr. Bressack joined Fink + Associates Law in April of 2011 and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including individual and class actions, in the […]

David H. Fink Honored as a Michigan Super Lawyer

David H. Fink, founder and managing partner of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Fink + Associates Law, has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for the sixth consecutive year. The annual Super Lawyer list is a peer-review, multiphase process in which only 5 percent of attorneys are selected for the award by state. Each lawyer is rated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Fink founded Fink + Associates Law after serving as […]

David H. Fink Named President of Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation

Recent bond approval inspires stakeholders to promote schools David H. Fink, managing partner of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Fink + Associates Law, has been named president of the Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation. The Foundation was created to preserve the extraordinary educational opportunities provided by Bloomfield Hills Schools, while revenues from the State School Aid Fund continue to decline. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Foundation creates an opportunity for individuals and families to help the Bloomfield Hills […]

Darryl Bressack Honored as Up and Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Darryl Bressack, an associate with Bloomfield Hills-based Fink + Associates Law, was recently honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of 20 Up and Coming Lawyers for 2011. The announcement was made by Fink + Associates Law Managing Partner David Fink. Mr. Bressack was selected by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly panel for making a significant impact on both his profession and within his community during his first 10 years of practice. “The attorneys on our […]

David H. Fink Honored as a Michigan Super Lawyer

David H. Fink, managing partner of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Fink + Associates Law, has earned a place on the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Published annually since 1991, Super Lawyers magazine is a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top five percent of practicing attorneys in each state as selected by their peers. Spanning more than 60 distinct practice groups, the resource guide highlights attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and […]

David H. Fink Appointed To State Bar Of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee

David H. Fink, managing partner of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Fink + Associates Law, was recently appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Judicial Qualifications Committee. Mr. Fink will serve a two-year term, which commenced September 15, 2011. He and the other members of the committee will be responsible for evaluating candidates for appointment to state court vacancies. Founder of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Fink + Associates Law, Mr. Fink concentrates his practice in the areas of […]

David H. Fink’s Appointment to SOCC Published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly

David H. Fink’s appointment to the State Officers Compensation Commission was published in the July 25, 2011 edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. To view the announcement, click here.

David H. Fink Assumes Role on State Officers Compensation Commission

David H. Fink, managing partner of Bloomfield Hills-based Fink + Associates Law, recently began his role as a member of the Michigan State Officers Compensation Commission (SOCC). Mr. Fink was appointed to a four-year term by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2010 and attended the commission’s first 2011 meeting in April. The commission is comprised of seven officers and determines the salaries and expense allowances of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, members […]

Darryl Bressack Joins Fink + Associates Law

Darryl Bressack has joined Bloomfield Hills-based Fink + Associates Law as an associate. Managing Partner David H. Fink made the announcement. Mr. Bressack, who joins Fink + Associates Law from Rochester Hills-based Miller Law Firm, P.C., focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including individual and class actions, in the areas of antitrust, securities fraud and consumer fraud. “Darryl is a talented litigator with the passion and enthusiasm our clients deserve,” said Fink. “His commitment and […]

April 21, 2020

Students file lawsuit against University of Michigan over COVID-19 refund policies for housing, meals and tuition

Students Seek Fair Tuition Reimbursement and Pro-rated Room and Board Refunds In Response to University Changes Related to COVID-19 Pandemic. University of Michigan students, represented by the Bloomfield Hills and Detroit-based law firm Fink Bressack, filed a class action lawsuit against the school last week in response to the University’s refusal to issue adequate refunds after students were sent home in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students initiated the lawsuit after the […]
April 21, 2020

Michigan State University Students File Class Action Lawsuit Seeking Tuition Refund and Room and Board Reimbursement After Being Forced to Leave Campus Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Michigan State University students filed a class action lawsuit challenging the school’s refund policies after online classes were cancelled and students were required to leave on-campus housing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students, who are represented by the Fink Bressack law firm, are requesting that the University be required to issue a partial refund of tuition, along with prorated refunds for prepaid room and board expenses and other fees for University services […]
April 21, 2020

Wayne State University Students File Lawsuit to Challenge School’s Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Room and Board

Students Seek Reimbursement for Tuition and Pro-rated Refunds for Room and Board Following University Changes Related to COVID-19 Pandemic. Students at Wayne State University (WSU), filed a class action lawsuit against the school last week in response to the University’s refusal to issue satisfactory refunds after in-person classes were cancelled and students were sent home in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students are being represented in the lawsuit by the Bloomfield […]
April 23, 2020

WDIV Interviews David Fink About Fink Bressack Class Action Lawsuits Against Universities

May 7, 2020

Students at Western Michigan University File Lawsuit Over Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

May 7, 2020

Central Michigan University Student Files Lawsuit Over Covid-19 Refund Policies for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board