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Warner partners co-author chapter on E-Discovery

Three partners in the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have co-authored a chapter on electronic discovery in a new text from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Charles Ash, Janet Ramsey and Jonathan Moore have contributed “Discovery of Electronic Evidence” to the second edition of Michigan Civil Procedure.  The book, which is a reference guide used by judges, attorneys and law students throughout the state, covers a wide variety of topics, including jurisdiction and venue, pretrial practice, motions, trial preparation, jury selection, and other litigation-related topics.

Ash (see below) and Ramsey were part of the successful 2011 defense of Whirlpool Corp. in a high-stakes false advertising case. 

Ramsey concentrates her practice in commercial litigation with a focus on intellectual property, particularly advertising/marketing disputes.  She was part of the team that represented Wrench LLC against Taco Bell, securing a $42 million judgment related to the iconic Taco Bell Chihuahua advertising campaign. 

Moore focuses his practice on commercial litigation, securities litigation, and electronic discovery.  He has represented clients from a such industries as automotive, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and banking.


Ash elected to Calvin Alum Association board

Charles N. Ash, Jr., a partner with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been elected to serve on the board of the Calvin Alumni Association for a three-year term. The 24-member board governs the association, which publishes a quarterly magazine, supports  alumni networks throughout the U.S., and sponsors programs and events.

Ash, who concentrates his practice in litigation, has extensive experience representing businesses in complex contract and tort litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  He was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2011 and a Michigan Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.

Ash graduated from Calvin  with a degree in philosophy.  He received his J.D. from Stanford University, and has practiced in Grand Rapids since 1999.