DETROIT - The $1.8 billion DFCU Financial has a new lawyer todefend it against two of its members trying to force it to hold aspecial meeting at which some or all of its board of directorscould be recalled. Kenneth McIntyre is an attorney with the Detroitlaw firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC. He specializes in corporategovernance, commercial and business litigation and antitrust andtrade regulation. According to the firm's Web site, in the past hedefended the University of Michigan in a false claims act suitcommenced by the Department of Justice alleging that the universityhad overcharged the Department of Health, Education and Welfare forcomputer services and Ameritech Mobile Communications, Inc. fromcharges by agents who alleged that Ameritech violated antitrustlaws and contracts by giving large retail chains better pricingthan independent agents. The credit union initially applied tobecome a mutual bank in mid-December 2005 and withdrew theapplication on May 10, 2006 without having let the voting onwhether or not to change its charter conclude.

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