DETROIT – The $1.8 billion DFCU Financial has a new lawyer to defend it against two of its members trying to force it to hold a special meeting at which some or all of its board of directors could be recalled. Kenneth McIntyre is an attorney with the Detroit law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC. He specializes in corporate governance, commercial and business litigation and antitrust and trade regulation. According to the firm’s Web site, in the past he defended the University of Michigan in a false claims act suit commenced by the Department of Justice alleging that the university had overcharged the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for computer services and Ameritech Mobile Communications, Inc. from charges by agents who alleged that Ameritech violated antitrust laws and contracts by giving large retail chains better pricing than independent agents. The credit union initially applied to become a mutual bank in mid-December 2005 and withdrew the application on May 10, 2006 without having let the voting on whether or not to change its charter conclude.

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