Sarah C. Lindsey

Partner | slindsey@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF SouthfieldT 248.784.5147F 248.603.9747 Sarah Lindsey concentrates her practice on commercial and environmental litigation, representing companies at the trial and appellate levels in courts throughout the country. Sarah represents clients in a variety of environmental litigation matters, including actions involving mining law, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. She also regularly represents manufacturers in contract disputes.

Sarah Lindsey concentrates her practice on commercial and environmental litigation, representing companies at the trial and appellate levels in courts throughout the country. Sarah represents clients in a variety of environmental litigation matters, including actions involving mining law, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and the Michigan Environmental Protection Act. She also regularly represents manufacturers in contract disputes.

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Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • RSM Richter, Inc. v. Behr America, Inc., 729 F.3d 553 (6th Cir. 2013): Persuaded Sixth Circuit to reverse district court’s refusal to reopen case, which had prevented automotive supplier from collecting judgment
  • Aleris Aluminum Canada LP v. Valeo, Inc., 718 F. Supp. 2d 825 (E.D. Mich. 2010): Obtained $1.5 million judgment for manufacturer of rolled aluminum products, defeating defendant's claims that parties had requirements contract entitling defendant to setoff damages
  • Continental Ins. Co. v. Spartan Stores, Inc., No. 07-cv-1097 (W.D. Mich. March 25, 2009): Obtained dismissal of insurance company's breach of contract claim because it was barred by statute of limitations
  • Mazur v. Kammer, No. 275298, 2008 WL 1989659 (Mich. Ct. App. 2008): Obtained dismissal of claims of breach of fiduciary duty, minority oppression, and unauthorized sale of assets in corporate dissolution dispute
  • Robins v. Guaranty Bank, No. 07-CV-11659 (E.D. Mich. June 29, 2007): Obtained summary dismissal of case against bank alleging violation of Family Medical Leave Act
  • Represented and assisted in coordinating defense for a Fortune 100 manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in tort cases filed in courts throughout the country

Environmental Litigation

  • Citizens for Envtl. Inquiry v. Michigan Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, No. 286773, 2010 WL 446047 (Mich. Ct. App. 2010): Obtained dismissal of citizen group’s lawsuit challenging MDEQ's failure to regulate CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants
  • Wolverine Power Supply Coop., Inc. v. Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, 777 N.W.2d 1 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009): Successfully challenged administrative agency's promulgated rule – which would have allowed contested case hearings to any individual challenging a permit to install – as unlawful and outside scope of agency’s authority
  • ITT Corp. v. BorgWarner Inc., No. 05-cv-674, 2009 WL 2242904 (W.D. Mich. 2009): Obtained summary judgment in CERCLA suit, including dismissal of plaintiff's successor liability, state law cost recovery and contribution claims
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Cmty. v. Michigan Dep’t of Envtl. Quality, No. 07-1824-AA (Ingham Co. Cir. Ct. Nov. 10, 2008): Successfully defeated citizen group's administrative appeal challenging mining company's air permit

Industries

Practices

Education

  • American University J.D. 1998 summa cum laude
  • Michigan State University B.A. 1995 with honors

Admitted

  • 1998, Maryland
  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 2005, Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010, 2012
  • Articles Editor, American University Law Review

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan

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