Bruce Vande Vusse is a litigator who has tried approximately 100 cases to verdict in more than 38 years of practice.
Much of his litigation experience has been in the defense of health care providers, including hospitals, their affiliates, physicians, nurses and other providers. He has handled and tried cases involving birth trauma, neurologic injury, wrongful death and nursing practice matters. In addition to defending professional liability matters, he consults on health care matters including staff privileges, medical records issues, peer review, licensing investigations, Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) and managed care participation and termination.
Bruce litigates business and commercial cases in both state and federal courts, in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution forums. He has handled such diverse matters as breach of commercial contracts, sales commission disputes, LLC formation and member disputes, music industry royalty claims, Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act actions, Lanham Act false origin claims, unfair competition and Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act (MUTSA) claims as well as Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour class action litigation.
Bruce has lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and clients and has written about legal developments in litigation in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and health care publications.
He has been a Trustee of Starr Commonwealth since 2009, currently serving on the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was also a Trustee of the Children’s Home of Detroit from 2000-2009, the last two years serving as President of the Board of Trustees.
- University of Detroit, J.D., 1977
- Calvin College, B.A., 1974
Bar and Court Admissions:
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
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