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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/
  • Sep 30

    Interior Solicitor’s Office Job Posting

    Interior Solicitor’s Office Job Posting
    Here: Job Title:Attorney – Advisor, GS-0905-13/14, KD-Exc Svc Department:Department Of The Interior Agency:Office of the Solicitor Job Announcement Number:SOL-2014-0044 SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD:…
  • Sep 30

    Anishinabe Legal Services Job Posting

    Anishinabe Legal Services Job Posting
    Anishinabe Legal Services is seeking a full-time staff attorney to provide civil legal assistance and court representation to program clients before area Tribal Courts, State Courts and Administrative Forums. (PDF) BACKGROUND: Anishinabe…
  • Sep 30

    NICWA Annual Conference Call for Presentation

    NICWA Annual Conference Call for Presentation
    Here. Deadline is Nov. 7th.    
Rank this Week: 155

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI
    Earlier this month, Hilario Homberto Urena was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the big rig he was driving crossed a yellow line and struck on oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the other vehicle died of the injuries he sustained,…
  • Sep 26

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident
    Earlier this week, a Wayne man was charged in the September 4 homicide of a Bloomfield Township resident. Bart Mitchell Spencer, a 45-year-old handyman, is suspected of murdering 77-year-old William Whitelaw. According to news reports at the…
  • Sep 26

    Governor Snyder Signs New Law Replacing Driver Responsibility Fees with Community Service for Some Motorist

    Governor Snyder Signs New Law Replacing Driver Responsibility Fees with Community Service for Some Motorist
    On Tuesday, September 23, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a new law that will essentially make it possible for some motorists to perform community service, rather than paying off old driver responsibility fees. This new law will apply to…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 380

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/
  • Sep 27

    Weekly Summaries: DUI in Michigan for Non-Residents and no jail in Embezzlement/False Pretenses Case

    Weekly Summaries: DUI in Michigan for Non-Residents and no jail in Embezzlement/False Pretenses Case
    1. Michigan DUI for Someone who lives in Another State This week's first article addressed the situation where a non-Michigan resident is charged with a drunk driving crime here, in Michigan. I handle a lot of these cases, and that...
  • Sep 26

    Embezzlement/False Pretenses Charges in Michigan and Avoiding Jail

    Embezzlement/False Pretenses Charges in Michigan and Avoiding Jail
    As a Michigan criminal defense lawyer, I have developed a fairly robust embezzlement/ larceny by false pretenses practice. I handle embezzlement and false pretenses cases brought in the Metro-Detroit area, meaning anywhere in Macomb, Oakland…
  • Sep 22

    DUI in Michigan for Out-of-State, Non-Resident

    DUI in Michigan for Out-of-State, Non-Resident
    If you live outside of the state of Michigan and have been arrested here, within its borders for OWI ("operating while intoxicated," the technical name for a DUI charge), there are some things you need to know that can help...
Rank this Week: 424

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: 452

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/
  • Sep 29

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Quoting Bob Dylan in “You’re a Big Girl Now,” from the landmark album Blood on the Tracks, Judge Wu in the Central District of California has summed up the present state of patent-eligibility jurisprudence under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Sep 27

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test
    Yet another court has held yet more business method patents invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Open Text S.A. v. Alfresco Software Ltd., No. No. 13-cv-04843-JD (Sept 19, 2014), the…
  • Sep 24

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review
    Inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office are emerging as a potent tool for invalidating patents. Under the Covered…
Rank this Week: 782

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: 816

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/
  • Sep 23

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back
    "It's a war we're in." That's how John Halamka, the chief information officer of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the current state of affairs between the health care industry and the hackers and identity thieves…
  • Sep 15

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?
    The Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule ("Final Rule"), published January 25, 2013, contains several new requirements for business associate ("BA") agreements. While the requirements went into effect on September 23, 2013, grandfathered BA agreements…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage
    Michigan legislators Gretchen Whitmer (D- East Lansing) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) plan to introduce a bill in the Senate and House this week entitled the "Reproductive Health Coverage Information Act," which would require employers…
Rank this Week: 967

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: 1097

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/
Rank this Week: 1092

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Catholic Bishops to Re-examine the Catechism of Divorce

    Catholic Bishops to Re-examine the Catechism of Divorce
    If you are a Catholic that strictly adheres to the catechism of the church, then you cannot partake in holy communion if you are divorced and remarried.  This applies to a lot of Catholics.Some of the more connected among the faithful…
  • Sep 18

    Scotland Contemplates Divorce

    Scotland Contemplates Divorce
    Sometimes, here in America, we hear this talk relative to Texas; that Texas is going to secede from the Union.  Personally, I never worry that it will actually happen; that we will have a separate country between us and Mexico.And we all…
  • Sep 14

    Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Marijuana Employment Case

    Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Marijuana Employment Case
    On the last day of the month, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral argument on a wrongful termination case pitting legal medical marijuana use against an employer's right to regulate its work environment.  A wheelchair-bound Dish…
Rank this Week: 1080

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: 1302

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law
    The Second Amendment of the Constitution secures a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. There are many who take this protection very seriously. The Second Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court many times and is the…
  • Sep 8

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive
    A top Oakland County Executive able to get DUI dismissed because his lawyers were able to keep the case quite. In June of 2013 the top Deputy to Oakland County Executive to L. Brooks Paterson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in…
  • Aug 24

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale
    Have you ever inhaled the compressed air in the whipped cream can in your (or your friend’s) refrigerator for the quick high it gives you? If you did you committed a misdemeanor pursuant to Michigan Law. The gas that forces the whipped…
Rank this Week: 1016

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Sep 23

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer
    The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services released its list of complaint ratios for 2013 recently. Leading the pack by a wide margin, with 101 complaints, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company had more than twice the…
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
Rank this Week: 1047

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct
    The Department of Justice's ("DOJ") Criminal Division announced, through its Assistant Attorney General, Leslie R. Caldwell, that the DOJ is closely scrutinizing civil False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits for criminal conduct.…
  • Sep 19

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially set the ICD-10 compliance date for October 1, 2015. Previously, providers and payors had until October 1, 2014 to transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10…
  • Sep 11

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS
    In an attempt to combat prescription drug abuse, on August 22, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") published a final rule (here) elevating Hydrocodone-combination products ("HCPs") to the more restrictive schedule II…
Rank this Week: 1094

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/
  • Sep 18

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain
    Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this week. His mother, the iconic Princess Diana, passed away over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France. What was so special…
  • Sep 10

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support
    “I ain’t afraid of death.” Joan Rivers once told Time Magazine, “I’m in show business. I died a million times.” Aging. Dying. Death. Concepts no one likes to think about, much less talk about. Of the many…
  • Sep 10

    Celebrity Legacies: The Fleecing Of The Elvis Presley Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: The Fleecing Of The Elvis Presley Estate
    Elvis Presley earned more than one billion dollars during his career … so why was his estate worth only about ten million dollars when he died? How did things get even worse for his heirs afterwards? And what would Elvis Presley say…
Rank this Week: 975

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie
    When it comes to establishing basic terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring someone as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee, business owners generally enjoy significant leeway. But this could change for certain Michigan…
  • Aug 23

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement
    Our law firm was recently hired to represent clients – former employees – being sued for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business related claims. As is typical with these sorts…
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
Rank this Week: 1338

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Aug 15

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?
    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges? The rumble of engines can be heard on Woodward Avenue as car collectors are gearing up for the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The official event will be held on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 but hundreds…
  • Jul 27

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List
    We are pleased to announce that Matthew Van Steenkiste has been selected to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a…
  • Jul 22

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014
    Brian Garmo, Manging Partner at Garmo & Kiste, PLC, has been named to the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters…
Rank this Week: 1287

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: 1348

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/
  • Sep 29

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit
    The 6th Circuit recently reviewed an appeal from the grant of summary judgment in an action where a principal of a high school alleged his contract was not renewed because of his age.  In Scheick v. Tecumseh Public Schools , the court…
  • Sep 24

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.
    The EEOC uses its press room page on its website to announce the filing of lawsuits and the settlement of cases.  So far in September, the agency has issued 12 press releases announcing settlements and 17 press releases announcing the…
  • Sep 12

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation
    The Baltimore Ravens are not your typical employer. The NFL is not your typical industry.  That being said, the Ravens' handling of the Ray Rice matter is a lesson in what not to do.  In hindsight, the organization realized its…
Rank this Week: 2017

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/
  • Sep 29

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation
    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Caremark, LLC will pay $6 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act.  The U.S. government alleged that Caremark knowingly failed to reimburse Medicaid for…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker
    Following the data breach at Home Depot, Reuters reported that medical information is worth ten times more than credit card information on the black market.  Just last month Reuters reported on an FBI Flash alert to the healthcare…
  • Sep 24

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon
    The HHS Office of Inspector General released a Special Advisory Bulletin regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer copayment coupons, and the potential violations of the anti-kickback statute and False Claims Act when such coupons are used to…
Rank this Week: 1794

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: 2065

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Sep 16

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyers will represent you under our “No Fee Unless You Win” agreement.  Also called a contingency fee agreement, this means that we will handle your case from start to finish and we do not…
  • Sep 16

    How much time does it take for a nursing home case in Michigan?

    How much time does it take for a nursing home case in Michigan?
    A Michigan nursing home case can take several years from start to finish.  The first step in the process is for our legal and medical team to get all of the nursing home records and hospital records.  If there wa
  • Sep 16

    Who can bring a Michigan nursing home lawsuit?

    Who can bring a Michigan nursing home lawsuit?
    A Michigan nursing home lawsuit can be brought by the resident, a family member, or a court appointed representative like a guardian or conservator.  If the resident is not competent to bring suit, then the lawsuit is typically filed by
Rank this Week: 2030

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 1971

The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 1609

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan DUI laws and offenses. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C.

http://www.michiganduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 2

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 2
    In our previous installment, we discussed the appeals process in Michigan. We likened the process of hiring a DUI attorney to assist you in this process to hiring an experienced Sherpa to guide you to the top of the mountain. Well, in…
  • Aug 23

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 2

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 2
    In our previous installment, we discussed the appeals process in Michigan. We likened the process of hiring a DUI attorney to assist you in this process to hiring an experienced Sherpa to guide you to the top of the mountain. Well, in…
  • Aug 9

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 1

    The Driver's License Appeals Process - Part 1
    You are nearing the end of your suspension or revocation of driving privileges from the Michigan Secretary of State. The past year or the past five years have been very difficult. You have worn out your welcome from friends and family who…
Rank this Week: 1521

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: 2285

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost
    Sometime ago I made an investment in technology and it has begun to pay off.  Those in the practice of law may know I have been a pioneer in paperless office innovation using an array of desktop and network scanners.  Several years ago I…
  • Nov 11

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature
    Electronic signatures are getting more and more popular. Federal courts now accept electronic signatures, state courts are starting to, and businesses use them to execute contracts. If you are considering using digital signatures for your…
  • Sep 14

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 1834

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/
  • Sep 30

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed an Ohio district court’s preliminary injunction that would have allowed early in-person (EIP) voting in Ohio to start today. A Sixth Circuit panel upheld the injunction in a lengthy opinion last week,…
  • Sep 29

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority
    Two recent Sixth Circuit decisions have filtered into other circuits’ jurisprudence, garnering both supporters and critics. In July, the Third Circuit agreed with the Sixth that the availability of classwide arbitration is a…
  • Sep 26

    Sixth Circuit Election Decision Creating Buzz And Keeping Lawyers Working Around The Clock (Which is Ticking)

    Sixth Circuit Election Decision Creating Buzz And Keeping Lawyers Working Around The Clock (Which is Ticking)
    In a decision generating interest both the locally and nationally a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction which reinstates Ohio’s early in-person (EIP) voting period of 35 days (from 28 days) and allows…
Rank this Week: 4965

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/
  • Sep 29

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre
    The recent challenge of the United States Public Interest Research Group to the Opportunity Corridor, holding that it was one of the ten lowest priority road projects in the country, will have little affect on the construction of the…
  • Sep 26

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge
    A recent article by Mr. Gallagher at The Detroit Free Press would lead one to believe that the bridge contracts are being let. To the contrary, the funding must be completed. This funding will be come from the Quebec National Parliament…
  • Sep 24

    American Lake Water Company Obtains Attorney Fee

    American Lake Water Company Obtains Attorney Fee
    In one of the rare instances in which the government is required to pay an attorney fee in Illinois, the water consortium seeking to purchase a water company now must write a check to the utility it attempted to acquire.  If the…
Rank this Week: 2608

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: 3967

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?
    Spousal support is generally a highly contested issue. There are some cases where spousal support is necessary and appropriate, and some cases where spousal support is not recommended. Eleven factors are generally considered in determining…
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
Rank this Week: 4564

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 21

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
  • Sep 12

    The Economics of Child Support

    The Economics of Child Support
    DHS Director Maura CorriganThe Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting and distributing child support.  In the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were…
Rank this Week: 3643

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/
  • Sep 25

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption
    The Michigan Supreme Court has finally handed down its decision in In Re AJR--a step-parent adoption case. According the the supreme court, the constitutional rights of a noncustodial parent ["NCP"] who has joint legal custody trump…
  • Sep 23

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad
    Internet coverage of a Family Court hearing in Durham, North Carolina has garnered only 17,000 views on YouTube. (How did this courtroom video get posted to YouTube?) Those views, in my opinion, are hardly sufficient. Hopefully, the North…
  • Sep 11

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi
    Two lawyers on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Listserv alerted members to a serious problem with Gmail today. This news and their advice is something I want to pass along to my readers. Email security is always imperative, especially…
Rank this Week: 2677

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/
Rank this Week: 3968

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/
  • Sep 23

    How does Michigan's No Fault law apply to my car accident?

    How does Michigan's No Fault law apply to my car accident?
    Let's face it, almost no one really understands what Michigan's No-Fault insurance is until after they've been involved in a car accident. Even the majority of attorneys in this state have no idea what it is (which is why an essay question on…
  • Sep 19

    When will I receive my No Fault wage loss check?

    When will I receive my No Fault wage loss check?
    How wage loss works in Michigan Wage loss from your No-Fault insurance provides a financial lifeline for many people in the state of Michigan who are too injured to return to work after a car accident. It's one of your Michigan No-Fault…
  • Sep 4

    What's an insurance company settlement day?

    What's an insurance company settlement day?
    Periodically, there's something that automobile accident lawyers and now, workers compensation lawyers see called a "settlement day." This practice started in Michigan about a decade ago, and it's becoming more common. If you have a pending…
Rank this Week: 2741

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/
  • Sep 16

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them
    Your liability release might not be as strong as you think. Though courts in most states have shown a willingness to enforce releases of liability (when properly worded and signed), there is never a guarantee that all courts will accept…
  • Sep 2

    My Leased Horse Looks Neglected – Now What?

    My Leased Horse Looks Neglected – Now What?
    You leased out your horse to a family whose horse-crazy teenaged daughter promised to give him the best of care. After a few months passed, you paid your horse a visit but were shocked at what you saw. The horse appeared ribby, and his…
  • Aug 19

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release
    Liability releases are probably the most misunderstood documents in the horse industry. Myths and misunderstandings surround them. Let’s explore common misperceptions regarding releases and the facts.…
Rank this Week: 3975

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

Looks at patent law in a client-centered way and explains how the patent law should inform strategic decision making. By Hansen IP Law PLLC.

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4746

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/
  • Sep 15

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie
    Labor Day weekend has traditionally a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate each others’ company. However, it is also no secret that three-day weekends bring out the partier in many Michiganders, and Labor Day is no…
  • Aug 29

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
    Earlier this week, a Sturgis firefighter was arrested on charges that he allegedly had an inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. According to a report by one local news source, the 36-year-old firefighter is…
  • Aug 15

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest
    Late last month in Leelanau County, two people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a meth lab. According to a report by MLive.com, upon searching the home, police found chemicals and equipment that can be used to make meth.…
Rank this Week: 2971

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4633

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
  • Aug 13

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement
    Our Michigan dog attack lawyers recently settled a claim for a 46-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a Rottweiler owned by a neighbor that attacked the Sheepdogs she was walking in her neighborhood.   The incident…
  • Jul 28

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack
    On July 23rd, a Metamora Township man was mauled to death by two large dogs who escaped from their owner’s home. Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia, was jogging near his work around 5:30 p.m. when he was blindsided by two cane corsos, a breed…
  • May 21

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House
    Our Michigan dog bite injury lawyers handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Michigan for personal injury damages. Dog bite attacks can be a very traumatic and frightening experience for anyone to have to go…
Rank this Week: 3047

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/
Rank this Week: 3014

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
  • Jan 8

    The Plea

    The Plea
    This is a post that received recognition as the 2013 "JDog Memorial Blawg Post" for the best post on criminal law, in the opinion of Scott Greenfield, a prolific law blogger over at Simple Justice and a veteran criminal defense lawyer…
  • Jan 6

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnLater this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce, in his State-of-the-State address, an executive initiative allowing the limited use of medical marijuana under a set of narrow circumstances.…
Rank this Week: 3645