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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 25

    Ninth Circuit Briefs and Oral Argument Audio in EXC Inc. v. Jensen

    Ninth Circuit Briefs and Oral Argument Audio in EXC Inc. v. Jensen
    Here is the oral argument audio. Here are the briefs: Opening Brief Navajo Nation Amicus Brief NCAI Amicus Brief EXC Answer Brief Jensen Reply Lower court materials here.
  • Nov 25

    Published (!) Notice Case out of Illinoi

    Published (!) Notice Case out of Illinoi
    Here. A long, complicated, aggravating notice case from the Illinois court of appeals.
  • Nov 25

    Unpublished Notice Case Out of Michigan

    Unpublished Notice Case Out of Michigan
    Here. In this case, the Kalamazoo court did not make an inquiry on the record. Respondent accurately notes that the circuit court failed to make the required inquiry on the record. However, respondent suffered no prejudice as a result. There…
Rank this Week: 296

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Former Atlanta Falcons RB Arrested on Charge of DUI

    Former Atlanta Falcons RB Arrested on Charge of DUI
    On Friday, November 21, 42-year-old former Atlanta Falcon running back Jamal Anderson was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this was Anderson’s second DUI arrest in 2 1/2…
  • Nov 25

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Found Guilty in Tax Scheme Defrauding IRS of More Than $6.2 Million

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Found Guilty in Tax Scheme Defrauding IRS of More Than $6.2 Million
    On Wednesday, November 19, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza, Happy Asker, had been convicted in a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme defrauding the IRS of more than $6.2 million…
  • Nov 24

    Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for Black Friday and Throughout The 2014 Holiday Season

    Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for Black Friday and Throughout The 2014 Holiday Season
    Thanksgiving week often marks the beginning of holiday shopping for many people. While Black Friday was traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, it seems that people are taking to the stores (both online and off) earlier every…
Rank this Week: 314

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
Rank this Week: 328

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 25

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day
    Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims – not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is…
  • Apr 25

    How to report an unsafe trucking company

    How to report an unsafe trucking company
    A lawyer’s response to a plea from a truck driver bring pressured by his employer to break the laws I recently received a plea for help from a truck driver who e-mailed me: “The company that I drive for has … Continue…
  • Apr 24

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney
    Jordan Jones is the latest addition to the Michigan Auto Law team. Jordan started off at the firm as a law clerk, and he’s hit the ground running faster than perhaps any new personal injury attorney in Michigan. Jordan already ……
Rank this Week: 487

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle
    It's rough being Mick Jagger sometimes. Even as the front man for the famed Rolling Stones, he Can't Always Get What he Wants. But when he tries, at least sometimes, he just might find ... that he gets what he needs. These days, what Sir Mick…
  • Nov 5

    Melissa Rivers Seeks Answers As To Why Joan Rivers Died

    Melissa Rivers Seeks Answers As To Why Joan Rivers Died
    Even though she was 81 years old when she died on September 4th, there is no denying that Joan Rivers died too soon. She continued to entertain with an energy level that suggested she was anything but eighty-something. Melissa Rivers has now…
  • Oct 29

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning
    MarketWatch.com recently featured an interesting article about the benefits that families gain by having the estate planning conversation early. Not only does it improve family relationships, it helps sets the stage and prepares family…
Rank this Week: 550

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
  • Sep 24

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video
    Gifts for caregivers are a great way to show your appreciation of their hard work! By Chris Berry Music is another one of the many wonderful gifts for caregivers. It has been show to help heal, reduce stress, and enhance … Continue…
Rank this Week: 535

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 742

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 727

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License

    The Unmatched Joy of Winning back your Driver's License
    When you win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal, you usually have to wait for the decision to arrive in the mail. Once in a while, in certain, "special" cases, and only with certain hearing officers (for purposes of…
  • Nov 7

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case

    The Deeper meaning of "help" in a Michigan DUI Case
    My work as a DUI lawyer in Michigan is helpful to my clients, yet being a lawyer is not considered one of the "helping professions." Part of this has to do with the fact that as a DUI attorney, I...
  • Nov 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3

    The most Important part of a Michigan DUI Case - Part 3
    In part 2 of this article, we continued our examination of the most important part of a Michigan DUI charge and began looking at the role of the mandatory alcohol assessment. We'll start out here by examining the clinical reality...
Rank this Week: 872

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Science of Blood Alcohol Levels: Alcohol Absorption & Elimination

    The Science of Blood Alcohol Levels: Alcohol Absorption & Elimination
    Blood alcohol levels are related to the amount of alcohol consumed. The passage of time may mean that some of the alcohol has been eliminated from the body. A consultation with someone charged with drunk driving invariably will involve…
  • Aug 29

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense
    This blog is based upon our experience representing clients that are charged with multiple criminal offenses. Multiple criminal offenses may be brought even when there is a single intent involved. When confronted with multiple criminal…
  • Mar 11

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender
    A recent storyline on the Shotime series 'Shameless' has focused on the show's protagonist being charged with a crime for the first time. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless' lead played brilliantly by Emmy Rossum, is charged with narcotic possession…
Rank this Week: 817

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

Covers health law and compliance issues. By The Health Law Partners.

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    House Ways & Means Health Chair Introduces Draft Legislation Impacting RAC Audits and Short-Term Hospital Admission

    House Ways & Means Health Chair Introduces Draft Legislation Impacting RAC Audits and Short-Term Hospital Admission
    On November 19, 2014, the House Ways & Means health subcommittee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced draft legislation that would revamp the Medicare payment structure for short-term hospital admissions, aiming to resolve the backlog of…
  • Nov 18

    PSC Challenges Ruling Implicating RAC Contract Award

    PSC Challenges Ruling Implicating RAC Contract Award
    On November 7, 2014, the Professional Services Council ("PSC"), a national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to…
  • Nov 17

    Legal Manual for New York Physician

    Legal Manual for New York Physician
    The Health Law Partners, P.C. is proud to announce that various attorneys in the firm contributed healthcare-related articles that were included in the newly-published Fourth Edition of the Legal Manual for New York Physicians, a joint…
Rank this Week: 952

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 1052

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 997

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sixth Circuit Raises More Questions than Answers on Attorney Fee Award

    Sixth Circuit Raises More Questions than Answers on Attorney Fee Award
    In Smith v. Service Master Corp., the Sixth Circuit vacated an attorney fee award of over $500,000, largely because the district court did not provide sufficient findings to support the award.  The underlying case was brought under the…
  • Nov 20

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal
    Despite the nearly 5,000 appeals that were filed in the Sixth Circuit last year, the Circuit’s judges also find time to actively contribute to academia and scholarly journals. In the past several years, at least five judges have…
  • Nov 19

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job
    The Sixth Circuit held yesterday in Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc. that a job applicant is not considered an “employee” under the False Claims Act and the Energy Reorganization Act, and therefore cannot avail himself…
Rank this Week: 1283

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    SCOTUS Considers Review of Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case

    SCOTUS Considers Review of Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Last June, I was preparing for oral argument in a wrongful death case before a panel of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In that file preparation, we learned that one of the judges on our panel,…
  • Nov 13

    Personal Injury: The Rich Get Foolishly Richer

    Personal Injury: The Rich Get Foolishly Richer
    A few years back, I read in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly about a 144 million dollar jury verdict Geoffrey Fieger won against Beaumont Hospital.  My old law firm, Plunkett & Cooney, defended the hospital in the epic medical…
  • Nov 8

    Another Encrypted Cell Phone Case Gets Attention

    Another Encrypted Cell Phone Case Gets Attention
    By: Timothy P. FlynnA judge in Virginia was recently faced with a decision whether to allow a county prosecutor to compel an accused to produce two things: his cell phone passcode and his fingerprint.  In Virginia vs David Charles Baust,…
Rank this Week: 1273

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1274

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    U.S. Supreme Court will hear ACA subsidies case

    U.S. Supreme Court will hear ACA subsidies case
    On Nov. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it would hear a case concerning the health insurance subsidies provided to millions of Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A June 2015 decision is expected in the case of…
  • Nov 12

    "Right to Try" Becomes a Reality in Michigan

    "Right to Try" Becomes a Reality in Michigan
    On Friday, October 17, Governor Rick Snyder signed the Right to Try Act, which allows patients to try experimental drugs and other treatments before they have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The law gives patients…
  • Nov 4

    PPACA's Employer Mandate Draws Near…Non-Calendar Plans Beware!

    PPACA's Employer Mandate Draws Near…Non-Calendar Plans Beware!
    As is well known by now, transitional relief from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate in 2015 is available for certain applicable large employers that sponsor non-calendar year health plans. This transitional…
Rank this Week: 1627

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
  • Nov 1

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Ho-hum: More Rule 12 Motions, More Patent Claims Held Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    In the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, court after court has held patent claims invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  And courts are not waiting for claim construction or summary…
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
Rank this Week: 1596

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 6

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge
    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the busiest airports in the United States. As such, safety and security are high priorities. In order to promote these goals, the Wayne County Airport Authority Board adopted a new Airport Ordinance in…
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
Rank this Week: 1468

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law and criminal defense news. By the Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michigancriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump
    His thin excuse? "I did it for love". Though the phrase is billed in thousands of songs, romance novels and movies the world over as THE magical formula for winning her heart, as we shall see--in reality, it is typically nothing more than a…
  • Mar 20

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson
    Between the dreams, perceptions and fears of the human mind lies a no-man's land of shadowy, shimmering, shifting reflections that aren't always what they appear to be. And it was through that internal fog that 75 year old West Bloomfield…
  • Oct 11

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted
    Sticky-note to self: It's Calculus 101 NOT pole dancing 101. And if that visual aid doesn't seem to be doing the trick, we have a feeling that Michigan State University calculus Professor John McCarthy's compulsory trip to the psychiatrist's…
Rank this Week: 1475

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Covers employment discrimination, hiring, terminations and technology issues. By Jason Shinn.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Nov 18

    Documenting Employee Performance Issues and Teeth Cleaning – Not Fun, But Necessary

    Documenting Employee Performance Issues and Teeth Cleaning – Not Fun, But Necessary
    For many employers, investigating and documenting poor employee performance issues is about as fun as going to the dentist. But a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision illustrates the importance of both because it often becomes a critical…
  • Nov 12

    An Uber Example of Getting Caught with Your Hand In Your Employer’s Cookie Jar

    An Uber Example of Getting Caught with Your Hand In Your Employer’s Cookie Jar
    Uber and Lyft are both internet and mobile application based technology companies offering a peer-to-peer ridesharing platform. Or for less tech-speak, they are involved in what is generally described as the “sharing economy.”…
  • Oct 28

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination
    Last year, some Michigan politicians introduced proposed legislation to amend Michigan’s main employment civil rights statute, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), to protect employees who are gay from discrimination. That…
Rank this Week: 2360

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2449

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2109

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1967

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
Rank this Week: 2350

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Busy week for child welfare world

    Busy week for child welfare world
    The Court of Appeals published two cases this week in child welfare cases. The first In re Kanjia (Docket 320055) examined whether the Michigan Supreme Court's decision in Sanders applied to appeals from an order terminating parental rights…
  • Aug 12

    Spousal Support Obligation Can Be Partially Based on the Income of a New Spouse

    Spousal Support Obligation Can Be Partially Based on the Income of a New Spouse
    On May 13, 2014, in an unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a payor’s spousal support may be increased on the basis of a new spouse’s income. In Sweeny v Sweeny (Docket No. 312169), plaintiff had remarried…
  • Jul 14

    When judges cannot follow court orders but want others to follow their order

    When judges cannot follow court orders but want others to follow their order
    Judges should expect their orders to be followed. So it did not surprise me when I read an article reposted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly (original article from the Daily Telegram dated July 12, 2014) about a Lenawee County Circuit Court Judge…
Rank this Week: 2327

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

http://www.michiganbankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Discharging Student Loan

    Discharging Student Loan
    In most cases, student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. However, you may be able to discharge your student loan if you qualify because the repayment of the student loan results in an "undue hardship" to you. In reviewing your request…
  • Oct 13

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance
    Michigan homeowners who are defaulting on their mortgage or property taxes can receive financial assistance through the "A Step Forward" program. Homeowners who have had a financial hardship can apply for the program to pay mortgage arrears,…
  • May 19

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 2443

Clark Law Office Blog

Clark Law Office Blog

Covers Michigan criminal defense and personal injury issues.

http://theclarklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Medical Marijuana and Vehicle Accident Laws in Michigan

    Medical Marijuana and Vehicle Accident Laws in Michigan
    Since being enacted by the public in 2008, medical marijuana has permeated almost all aspects of the Michigan justice system.  It seems like every couple of months a new ruling is issued by the Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Marijuana Ordinances Tested By Michigan Supreme Court

    Medical Marijuana Ordinances Tested By Michigan Supreme Court
    Last week, the Supreme Court heard a crucial case to the patients and caregivers in the State of Michigan.  While the decision is still months away, this could potentially decide the fate of medical marijuana in Michigan forever. …
  • Sep 25

    House Bill 4959 Would Take Advantage of Senior Drivers in Michigan

    House Bill 4959 Would Take Advantage of Senior Drivers in Michigan
    Michigan is a no-fault state which requires all drivers to purchase no-fault auto insurance which includes lifetime benefits for serious auto injuries.  It is currently the only state in the U.S to have these unlimited benefits. …
Rank this Week: 2177

The Law Office of Raymond A.…

The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, medicaid and medicare.

http://www.raymondaharris.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2311

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 2145

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 8

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.
    The following was recently published in my “Ask the Lawyer” column: Question:   I just got remarried and both my husband and I have children from previous marriages. I am worried that my son and daughter won’t get anything if I die…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2012 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance.  Premiums for “qualified” long-term care insurance policies (see explanation below)…
Rank this Week: 2583

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 1792

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Covers Michigan business law and litigation topics.

http://www.harveykruse.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test
    In Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 1897 (Feb. 23, 2010), the United States Supreme Court finally resolved a split among the circuits on how to analyze where a corporation’s “principal place of business” is for purposes of…
  • Oct 19

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES
    Several Michigan State Representatives have taken steps to enact legislation to hold insurance companies “accountable” for perceived misdeeds.  State Representatives Vicki Barnett, Mike Simpson, Lisa Brown and Jon Switalski have proposed…
  • Oct 19

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?
    As product liability lawsuits continue to cut into slim margins of profit in recession based sales, many companies are looking for a solution.   Repeated lawsuits, even those without merit, are frequently rewarded by settlements that…
Rank this Week: 2594

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Nov 24

    A Whistleblower's Odyssey in Michigan

    A Whistleblower's Odyssey in Michigan
    Bruce Whitman was the police chief for the city of Burton.  His odyssey began in 2007 when he was not reappointed as the  police chief in November of 2007.  He filed suit under Michigan's Whistleblowers Protection Act alleging…
  • Nov 18

    LGBT legislation in Michigan

    LGBT legislation in Michigan
    A bill was introduced in the Michigan House last week which would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The legislature is in its post election lame duck session, and the bill…
  • Nov 17

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..

    The UAW and VW: You can't always get what you want..
    But if you try sometimes you find you get what you need.  The Rolling Stones, 7/69VW announced the creation of a policy at its Chattanooga plant dealing with the ability of employees to form groups and to have those groups deal with…
Rank this Week: 3598

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Provides information and resources to dog bite victims. By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigandogbitelawyer.org
  • Nov 24

    Average Dog Bite Settlement Amounts in Michigan

    Average Dog Bite Settlement Amounts in Michigan
    There is really no “average dog bite settlement amount”  because there numerous factors that go into determining the size of a settlement.  Settlements can range from $1,500.00 for a minor bite to $1,000,000.00 for the…
  • Nov 24

    Battle Creek Dog Bite Settlement For FedEx Driver

    Battle Creek Dog Bite Settlement For FedEx Driver
    Our Battle Creek dog bite lawyers recently settled a claim for a Federal Express driver.  The driver was making a delivery to a private residence and approached the front door.  As he walked up the front steps, a dog pushed
  • Nov 13

    Best Dog Bite Attorneys In Port Huron, Michigan

    Best Dog Bite Attorneys In Port Huron, Michigan
    Our  Port Huron dog bite lawyers have earned to the top awards and ratings in the legal profession.  We have achieved these awards by representing our clients with the highest degree of skill, integrity, and professionalism. …
Rank this Week: 3162

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Nov 21

    Fiduciaries in Michigan

    Fiduciaries in Michigan
    So you live in Michigan and have finally decided to create an estate plan and it is time to choose a fiduciary – but what does that really mean? A fiduciary is an individual that stands in a special relation of trust, confidence, or…
  • Nov 18

    Michigan Durable Power of Attorney

    Michigan Durable Power of Attorney
    Unlike conventional estate planning documents that deal with transfer of property to beneficiaries upon your death (i.e. last will and testament, or revocable trusts) the durable power of attorney operates during your lifetime and allows you…
  • Nov 14

    Updating Your Estate Plan

    Updating Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning for Michigan residents has become more user friendly over the past few years with the introduction of the Michigan trust Code (MTC) in 2010 and the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) in 2000 it is clear that…
Rank this Week: 4541

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

Covers Michigan divorce and family law matters. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 4955

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement

    Amazon and Hachette Reach Agreement
    Amazon and Hachette Book Group have officially reached a multi-year agreement announcing jointly that Hachette will be able to set the price of e-books. This settlement is important because it affects some of the largest players in the…
  • Nov 5

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology

    Police Officers Can Force You to Unlock a Phone with Apple's Touch ID Technology
    Did you know that one court has ruled that a police officer can force a person to unlock a phone with Apple's Touch ID technology? Understand the risks with enabling this feature on your phone. Check out the story here. Tags:…
  • Oct 30

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?
    Chris Holman interviews attorney John Mashni on the Michigan Business Network discussing social media policies. Listen to the podcast here. Tags: Social Media
Rank this Week: 3520

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    State Court Cases Address Liability for HIPAA Privacy Violation

    State Court Cases Address Liability for HIPAA Privacy Violation
    Several recent state court decisions involving HIPAA privacy violations are raising serious questions regarding liability on behalf of healthcare providers as well as hefty monetary damage awards. While HIPAA itself does not provide a private…
  • Nov 17

    HIPAA and Ebola: OCR Issues Bulletin

    HIPAA and Ebola: OCR Issues Bulletin
    In light of the recent Ebola outbreak and other recent events, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released a bulletin to remind providers of the ways in which the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows Protected Health Information (PHI) to be…
  • Nov 11

    CMS Set to Release Comparative Billing Report on Modifier 25: Family Practice

    CMS Set to Release Comparative Billing Report on Modifier 25: Family Practice
    In the November 6, 2014 MLN Connects Provider eNews, CMS announced that it will issue a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) in November 2014 on the use of Modifier 25 by family practice providers. Modifier 25 is used to…
Rank this Week: 4218

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Covers laws, legal developments, and "fine points" in the law that can have important consequences for businesses, associations, companies, non-profits, and individual horse owners. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.equinelawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Stable Rules: What’s On Your Wall?

    Stable Rules: What’s On Your Wall?
    Boarding, lesson, and training stables have one thing in common – they all have clients and visitors on the property. For the general safety of the facility, stable managers sometimes develop and post stable rules that everyone should…
  • Nov 5

    Waivers/Releases of Liability – Not Just For Rider

    Waivers/Releases of Liability – Not Just For Rider
    The scenarios are all too common in the horse industry: The stable’s liability release, by its terms, states only that it applies to "riders" of horses. Stable management only present the stable’s release form to boarding,…
  • Oct 16

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them
    "Try out my horse for few weeks.  See if you get along with him."  These were the words of a sincere, well-intentioned seller who only wanted a satisfied buyer.  Could anything possibly go wrong with this trial period…
Rank this Week: 3521

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”
    The new law now provides that transfers of property into and out of a trust, and via an estate, to these family members, are exempt, in addition to direct transfers.Beginning December 31, there is yet another beneficial new exception to…
  • Mar 9

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?
    Twenty-five years ago, I was covering for an astute, senior partner at my first law firm employment. I got a call from the title company questioning a deed he had drafted. His proposed form of conveyance purported to convey all but a "life…
  • Feb 25

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer
    Two years ago in March, I reported here on the Klooster v City of Charlevoix case, which addressed the issue of "uncapping" in a real estate transaction between family members. 1994 amendments to the Michigan Real Property Tax, placed a…
Rank this Week: 4243

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving a Lawnmower on the Highway

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving a Lawnmower on the Highway
    Earlier last month in Antwerp Township, a man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after police found him towing a trailer with a John Deere ride-on mower on CR 657. According to a news report by one local source, the man…
  • Oct 30

    Michigan High-School Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Michigan High-School Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct
    Earlier this month in Bay City, Michigan, a 45-year-old high-school substitute teacher form Midland pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct after being accused of having sex with three 17-year-old students. According to a report by the…
  • Oct 15

    Previously Convicted Michigan Sex Offender Allegedly Exposes Himself to a 14-Year-Old Boy

    Previously Convicted Michigan Sex Offender Allegedly Exposes Himself to a 14-Year-Old Boy
    Earlier this week in Muskegon, a man was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to a 14-year-old boy he had hired to do yard work. According to a report by MLive, the man allegedly drove by and saw the teen raking leaves in his yard with…
Rank this Week: 3184

Wachler & Associates Health Law…

Wachler & Associates Health Law Blog

Covers health law, recovery audit contractors, compliance and medicare. By Wachler & Associates, P.C.

http://www.wachlerblog.com/
  • Nov 12

    CMS Announces Increased Reimbursement for Telehealth

    CMS Announces Increased Reimbursement for Telehealth
    On October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. The rule included several important changes as it relates to telehealth services. With respect to reimbursement…
  • Nov 5

    CMS Finalizes Home Health Prospective Payment System Rule

    CMS Finalizes Home Health Prospective Payment System Rule
    On October 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final rule regarding changes to the Medicare home health care prospective payment system. The changes, which are set to go into effect in calendar year…
  • Nov 4

    Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Hosts Second Medicare Appellant Forum

    Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Hosts Second Medicare Appellant Forum
    On October 29th, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) hosted its second Appellant Forum in Washington, D.C. OMHA is responsible for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level of the Medicare administrative process, and thus…
Rank this Week: 4093

Michigan No Fault Auto Insurance…

Michigan No Fault Auto Insurance Law Blog

Covers Michigan auto accident law. By Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC.

http://www.michigannofaultautoinsurancelaw.com/
  • Nov 11

    27% drop in work comp premiums in Michigan

    27% drop in work comp premiums in Michigan
    A respected workers compensation attorney's open letter about workers compensation reform and HB 5002 While I mostly write about motor vehicle accidents and the Michigan No Fault law, I wanted to share this important blog today and I hope…
  • Nov 3

    Brain Injury Association of Michigan hosts Quality of Life Conference Nov. 8

    Brain Injury Association of Michigan hosts Quality of Life Conference Nov. 8
    Conference for traumatic brain injury survivors, caregivers and family will focus on stress management, nutrition and employment For people who have suffered a brain injury from a car accident, even simple daily activities can result in…
  • Oct 27

    If someone borrows my car and is in an accident, is he covered by No Fault insurance?

    If someone borrows my car and is in an accident, is he covered by No Fault insurance?
    How Michigan's No Fault laws work when someone borrows your car I often write blogs based upon the questions I receive from clients and readers. And, as an auto accident attorney, these questions usually apply to No Fault insurance issues,…
Rank this Week: 4142

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3660