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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/
  • Feb 6

    Preparing for your Driver's License Appeal Hearing

    Preparing for your Driver's License Appeal Hearing
    This article about Michigan driver's license restoration will be a return to the more detailed examination of a single aspect of the license appeal process that is typical of most articles on this blog. The last stage in the driver's...
  • Feb 2

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World

    DUI 1st Offense in Michgan - Not the end of your World
    As a Michigan DUI and driver's license restoration lawyer, I handle the whole gamut of drunk driving and driver's license related work, from 1st, 2nd and 3rd (felony) drinking and driving offenses, to restoring driver's licenses for people…
  • Jan 30

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?

    So you want to win back your Drivers License?
    Every day, pretty much everything I do is DUI and driver's license related. In some DUI cases, I meet with people who are in the middle of a troubled relationship to alcohol. A man called my office the other day...
Rank this Week: 387

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 29

    I think an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Hid Exculpatory Evidence

    I think an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Hid Exculpatory Evidence
    No one might read this but I had to get it off my chest. I have been a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan for 15 years. During that time I have seen a lot of very interesting things, cases, and people. I have also seen justice prevail and…
  • Jan 21

    Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team – NET has questionable practices and motive

    Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team – NET has questionable practices and motive
    Oakland County N.E.T. Practices In Obtaining Drugs and Money Can Border On ‘Improper.’ What Is The Issue? The Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) is responsible for investigating big drug cases anywhere around the…
  • Jan 21

    Barton Morris presents at National DUI Seminar

    Barton Morris presents at National DUI Seminar
    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association is an organization of best drunk driving lawyers all over the country with the goal of providing training, guidance, and instruction to its members on how to be the best DUI Defense Lawyers. They accomplish…
Rank this Week: 4410

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/
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jan 29

    What insurance covers my car if it was in the garage when it was damaged or stolen?

    What insurance covers my car if it was in the garage when it was damaged or stolen?
    This week, I wrote about PLPD insurance, clarifying what it covers - and what it doesn't. "PLPD," which means "Personal Liability and Property Damage," provides nothing more than No Fault coverage and liability and property damage at minimal…
  • Jan 21

    How old does a child have to be to ride a motorcycle in Michigan?

    How old does a child have to be to ride a motorcycle in Michigan?
    I recently received a common question as to the legal age a child must be to ride a motorcycle or ride on an adult's motorcycle. Q. What age does a child have to be to ride on their parents' motorcycle? There are too many laws! A. Well,…
  • Jan 14

    Can you get pulled over in Michigan for making a U-turn?

    Can you get pulled over in Michigan for making a U-turn?
    U-turns are legal, but there are still ways you can be penalized for making one Let's be honest about driving here. There are things we know are a bit more dangerous, but we still do it all the time. Case in chief: the U-turn. But people…
Rank this Week: 3849

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Jan 29

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Monroe, Michigan nursing home.  The suit arises out of serious injuries suffered by a resident at the Magnum Care of Monroe.  The 76 year old resident…
  • Jan 29

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyer recently settled a lawsuit against a Novi skilled nursing care facility.  Our client was at the facility recovering from a medical procedure.  The plan was for him to have physical therapy and…
  • Oct 24

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan
    Bed sore settlements in Michigan nursing home lawsuits  are often substantial because of the serious harm caused by the condition.  Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently obtain sizable settlements for the resident.  In…
Rank this Week: 4562

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
  • Jan 29

    Pinckney Dog Bite Lawyer Files Livingston County Lawsuit

    Pinckney Dog Bite Lawyer Files Livingston County Lawsuit
    Our dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit in the Livingston County Circuit Court on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries to her hand and finger.  She was attacked by the defendants black Labrador retriever at…
  • Jan 29

    Roseville Dog Bite Lawyer Files Macomb County Lawsuit

    Roseville Dog Bite Lawyer Files Macomb County Lawsuit
    Our dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit Court on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries to his face.  He  was attacked by the defendants pit-bull while standing at a bus stop in
  • Jan 29

    $175,000 Livingston County Dog Bite Settlement

    $175,000 Livingston County Dog Bite Settlement
    Our Fowlerville dog bite  lawyers recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of woman who was attacked by a friends dog.  She was visiting her friend’s home  and was in the kitchen.  The dog was also in the…
Rank this Week: 4531

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Jan 29

    Michigan Veterans and Agent Orange, Agent Purple, Agent Pink, Agent Green

    Michigan Veterans and Agent Orange, Agent Purple, Agent Pink, Agent Green
    As most Michigan Veterans are aware, Agent Orange was not the only herbicide used in Vietnam. There was also Agent Purple, Agent Green, and Agent Pink, which were part of the "rainbow herbicides" used to defoliate the jungle of Vietnam Nam.…
  • Jan 29

    An Open Letter to Congress from Michigan Veterans and Senior

    An Open Letter to Congress from Michigan Veterans and Senior
    Over the past few days, several attorneys that I collaborate with are scrambling to get the "word" out to our lawmakers about the VA's proposed changes to regulations affecting eligibility for improved pension and aid and attendance benefits.…
  • Jan 26

    Proposed VA Regulations May Affect Eligibility

    Proposed VA Regulations May Affect Eligibility
    On Friday our office received notice that the VA has submitted significant changes to non-service connect benefit eligibility that will directly impact Michigan Veterans and Veterans nationwide. Click here for a link to these changes. …
Rank this Week: 2624

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/
  • Jan 29

    Medical Record Disposal: Handle With Care to Avoid HIPAA Violation

    Medical Record Disposal: Handle With Care to Avoid HIPAA Violation
    Multiple news outlets recently reported on a case involving the dumping of patient dental records in a church dumpster in Indiana.  The records originated from a dentist who had lost his dental license due to fraudulent billing. The…
  • Jan 22

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement

    New Law Frees Some Experienced New York Nurse Practitioners from Physician Supervision Requirement
    As recently reported by Modern Healthcare, the Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act brought about changes to the physician supervision requirements for nurse practitioners in New York with over 3,600 hours of clinical practice experience.…
  • Jan 12

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program

    OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program
    A non-profit charitable organization’s proposal to provide assistance in the form of partial or full coverage of copayment for certain financially needy patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis received a favorable…
Rank this Week: 1393

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Suspect Who Injured Police Officer During Traffic Stop Facing Criminal Charge

    Suspect Who Injured Police Officer During Traffic Stop Facing Criminal Charge
    On Friday January 23, a 55-year-old man allegedly shot a Flint Township police officer after he was stopped for a traffic violation. That man, who has not been named pending his arraignment, is now facing charges of resisting and obstructing…
  • Jan 28

    Georgia Drug Bust Nets Two Arrests, Third Suspect Being Sought by Authoritie

    Georgia Drug Bust Nets Two Arrests, Third Suspect Being Sought by Authoritie
    On Saturday January 24, a drug bust in Ivey located in Wilkinson County, GA resulted in the arrest of two individuals, 32-year-old Amanda Helms, and 57-year-old Herman Bill Hendricks, Helms’s uncle, according to a news article at…
  • Jan 26

    Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Arrested for DUI, Apologized to Team

    Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Arrested for DUI, Apologized to Team
    On Friday, January 24, Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Denver police said the starting point guard was pulled over after an officer noticed Lawson driving “fast and carelessly.” While the team had…
Rank this Week: 1068

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/
  • Jan 29

    HHS Sets Timelines for Focus of Reimbursement to Shift from Quantity to Quality

    HHS Sets Timelines for Focus of Reimbursement to Shift from Quantity to Quality
    On January 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), for the first time ever, announced a timeline and corresponding goals to shift the basis of Medicare reimbursement away from the quantity of care provided towards…
  • Jan 28

    CMS Announces New RAC Contract for DME, Home Health and Hospice Claim

    CMS Announces New RAC Contract for DME, Home Health and Hospice Claim
    On December 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they had awarded the Region 5 Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) to Connolly, LLC. CMS contracts with RACs to identify and correct improper payments. …
  • Jan 13

    House Republicans Release Proposal to Eliminate Two-Midnight Rule

    House Republicans Release Proposal to Eliminate Two-Midnight Rule
    In November 2014, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives circulated a "discussion draft," which proposed significant reforms to the process by which Medicare reimburses hospitals for short stays. Perhaps most notably, the GOP…
Rank this Week: 1828

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
  • Dec 18

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan
    The holidays are approaching and this can be a very challenging time for families undergoing divorce, especially if there are minor children involved.   As parents going through a divorce, you should know that you can negotiate how…
  • Nov 27

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer
    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyers Are you a student at Wayne State University that has been charged with a criminal offense?  You should know this situation should not be taken lightly as criminal convictions can…
Rank this Week: 1757

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/
Rank this Week: 1403

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jan 27

    Woman Seeks More than $75,000 in Damages After Allegedly Being Assaulted by Law Enforcement Officers 25 Years Ago

    Woman Seeks More than $75,000 in Damages After Allegedly Being Assaulted by Law Enforcement Officers 25 Years Ago
    A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted numerous times in 1990 and 1991 by Pleasant Ridge and Garden City police officers and employees has now filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking more than $75,000 in damages. The woman, who is now…
  • Jan 20

    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Chicago Neighborhood

    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Chicago Neighborhood
    In the early morning hours of Monday, January 19, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted after she was approached from behind in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, according to a news article at the Chicago Tribune. The…
  • Jan 16

    Northern Michigan Family Care Doctor Has License Suspended for Sexual Assault

    Northern Michigan Family Care Doctor Has License Suspended for Sexual Assault
    On Tuesday, January 13, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended 60-year-old Richard Ferguson’s license to practice medicine, according to a news article at the Detroit Free Press. Ferguson pleaded guilty to…
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Jan 27

    For the defense: It's getting complicated

    For the defense: It's getting complicated
    There was once a time when legal arguments contained in briefs and motions filed with the courts, similar to conduct in Las Vegas, stayed within the confines of the file.  Information about most cases was simply not the subject of …
  • Jan 20

    Next up for the EEOC: workplace harassment

    Next up for the EEOC: workplace harassment
    The EEOC does not hold public meetings addressing substantive topics simply an exercise in open government.  Last year, the EEOC held a grand total of one meeting in March to address the implications of social media on EEO…
  • Jan 15

    Safety and today's workplace: Lessons from the friendly skie

    Safety and today's workplace: Lessons from the friendly skie
    13 United flight attendants who had refused to fly on a flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong in July of 2014 and were fired have filed a complaint with OSHA challenging their terminations.  Prior to the scheduled flight departure, the…
Rank this Week: 2459

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/
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
Rank this Week: 3475

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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement

    Supreme Court to Weigh in on Providers’ Rights to Sue for Medicaid Reimbursement
    The Medicaid program, a public insurance program serving approximately 66 million low-income Americans, is at risk for losing participating providers who claim they are not being compensated fairly for their services. On January 19, 2015, the…
  • Jan 12

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation

    And Then There Was One: Economic Pressures Squeeze Metro Detroit Hospitals into Consolidation
    Reduced reimbursements. A shift toward global payment. A demand for integration, quality of care and medical specializations. In order to compete amidst today’s healthcare market pressures, independent hospitals in Michigan and around…
  • Dec 23

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you so much for checking out the Foster Swift Health Care Law Blog. We are taking a short break from posting and look forward to providing you the latest news and information in 2015. Happy Holidays! Tags: News & Event
Rank this Week: 3505

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: 470

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jan 26

    Proactively Managing Employment Law Risks – Lessons from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    Proactively Managing Employment Law Risks – Lessons from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Outside of being an employment law attorney, I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is a grappling based martial art that owes its modern development to the Gracie family, especially Helio Gracie. But it also offers a broader perspective for…
  • Jan 3

    Business Owners Need to Protect Against Being Burned by Social Media Mistake

    Business Owners Need to Protect Against Being Burned by Social Media Mistake
    Social media issues in 2014 certainly had a significant impact when it came to employment law issues. And these issues will continue into 2015. But social media issues are not limited to front line employees. Instead, they need to be…
  • Dec 16

    Proposed Michigan Bill Would Make it Easier for Individuals to Clear Convictions from Record

    Proposed Michigan Bill Would Make it Easier for Individuals to Clear Convictions from Record
    Michigan’s Senate Judiciary committee is scheduled to consider a bill tomorrow that would make it easier for individuals previously convicted of certain crimes to have their records expunged. Specifically, Michigan House Bill 4186 would…
Rank this Week: 2536

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/
  • Jan 26

    Some Postnuptial Agreements may be Unenforceable | Against Public Policy

    Some Postnuptial Agreements may be Unenforceable | Against Public Policy
    Parties may agree to make an postnuptial agreement about spousal support, distribution of separate property and property acquired during the marriage. If the parties later divorce, that postnuptial agreement may or may not be enforced by the…
  • Jan 23

    Legal Research Database Services | Quality & Unbeatable Price

    Legal Research Database Services | Quality & Unbeatable Price
    After nearly ten years of use, I cannot recommend a legal research tool more highly than TheLaw.Net. Quality, price, support, coverage--TheLaw.Net has my vote!
  • Jan 23

    "Every 15 Minutes" - PSA - Drinking While Driving

    "Every 15 Minutes" - PSA - Drinking While Driving
    public service announcements about the dangers of drinking and driving, I found many created in 2014 by high school students who participated in the National Every 15 Minutes Foundation. I recall some PSAs created in New Zealand several years…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
Rank this Week: 1525

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Court Restores Rights For Auto Accident Injurie

    Court Restores Rights For Auto Accident Injurie
    The case involved a GM employee who worked as a truck loader. The plaintiff suffered an injury when a truck hit him fracturing his left ankle. Because of the injury he had problems walking and crouching and his work ability was greatly…
  • Jan 9

    Slip & Fall

    Slip & Fall
    As the law stands right now 90% of all slip and falls on another person's property, commercial, private or otherwise, are not compensable. There is simply no liability. The growing concept known as open and obvious, expands to every…
  • Jan 2

    I was hit by an Underinsured Driver, what is my recourse?

    I was hit by an Underinsured Driver, what is my recourse?
    If you were hit by an underinsured motorist, please note that you are not out of luck! The plaintiff is allowed to recover from his or her own auto insurance carrier for the damages sustained in an auto accident with an underinsured driver.…
Rank this Week: 4115

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/
  • Jan 23

    Breaking Down an OWI/DUI Case

    Breaking Down an OWI/DUI Case
    In many cases, a DUI/OWI offense will be your first real contact with the criminal legal system. Consequently, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. In this article we're going to take a look at the basic legal process you will be going through if…
  • Jan 16

    What Every Michigan Driver Should Know Before Driving After Consuming Alcohol

    What Every Michigan Driver Should Know Before Driving After Consuming Alcohol
    Punishment for drinking-and-driving offenses in Michigan reflect a growing national trend toward a stricter approach that picked up momentum during the early 1990s. Offenders now face losing their licenses for longer periods, stiffer fines…
  • Jan 9

    DUI Defense following Heidi's Law

    DUI Defense following Heidi's Law
    On January 3, 2007, a significant change in Michigan regarding driving and driving (DUI) offenses occurred. A new law took effect, Heidi's Law. Heidi's Law was championed by the parents of Heidi Steiner, a northern Michigan high school…
Rank this Week: 4314

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/
  • Jan 23

    Things to Consider Before Filing For Divorce

    Things to Consider Before Filing For Divorce
    1.) Are you sure? Make sure you have carefully thought it out and that divorce is the right path for you. 2.) Do your research. Ask your attorney about the laws, time requirements, and costs associated with a divorce. The more you understand…
  • Jan 16

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Annulment

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Annulment
    If you are contemplating whether an annulment is in your best interest, please carefully review the following advantages and disadvantages : The following are advantages of an annulment proceeding: • Starting a new marriage as if it were…
  • Jan 9

    Grounds for Annulment

    Grounds for Annulment
    The grounds for annulment in Michigan are as follows: 1.) Prior spouse of a party: a marriage is void if it is performed while one of the parties is currently married to someone else. 2.) Relationships of consanguinity and affinity:…
Rank this Week: 4261

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/
  • Jan 22

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown

    John Mogk Provides Criticism of Kelo in Poletown
    Professor John Mogk of the Wayne State University Law School has provided another opinion to The Detroit News in which he claims that the article written by Jesse Hathaway regarding “Re-evaluating eminent domain” simply does not…
  • Dec 24

    Delray District Meets Future Plan

    Delray District Meets Future Plan
    Despite the grievances over the environmental issues in the Delray district, on should recognize that the City of Detroit has intended the area between the Detroit River and I-75 to be an industrial area since at least the passage of the…
  • Dec 12

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer…

    By simply seeking to acquire a transfer station because a community does not like the use does not suffice to say that just compensation must be paid. That transfer station is a very special use and may end up being a very expensive purchase…
Rank this Week: 589

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case

    SCOTUS to Consider Michigan's Same-Sex Adoption and Companion Marriage Case
    They finally did it on their own terms, but the SCOTUS has granted certiorari in the DeBoer Same-Sex adoption case, and the consolidated marriage cases coming from the other states in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals [Ohio, Kentucky and…
  • Jan 20

    Pot Houses Exploding in Colorado

    Pot Houses Exploding in Colorado
    Just over a year ago, Colorado began a grand experiment with the legalization of marijuana. Unlike Washington state, which has taken the state-backed dispensary route to production, the Colorado model favors the individual pot farmer; think…
  • Jan 16

    Federal Judge in Detroit Validates 300 Same Sex Marriage

    Federal Judge in Detroit Validates 300 Same Sex Marriage
    Last fall, when U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman struck Michigan's state law ban on same-sex marriage and adoption as unconstitutional, dozens of county clerks' offices had their counters ready to issue marriages licenses to…
Rank this Week: 1323

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on General Wellness and Medical Device Accessorie
    On January 20, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published two draft guidance documents that revealed its way of thinking on the regulation of low risk general wellness products and regulation of medical device…
  • Jan 15

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment

    OIG Recommends Changes to Hospice Benefit Payment
    According to a new report from the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published on January 13, 2015, the OIG is concerned with the financial incentives created by the current Medicare payment system with regard to hospice beneficiaries in…
  • Dec 30

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015

    New Home Health Requirements Effective Jan. 1, 2015
    The 2015 Home Care Prospective Payment Final Rule (effective January 1, 2015), relaxes the face-to-face encounter regulations as set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). During an open door forum held on…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Jan 20

    How Not To Respond To an Equine-Related Lawsuit

    How Not To Respond To an Equine-Related Lawsuit
    You just received papers of a lawsuit that was filed against you. The party suing you demands substantial compensation. What do you do next? Knowing the right answer can be tremendously important—it can also save you a substantial…
  • Jan 6

    Liability Insurance Coverage – More Affordable Than You Think

    Liability Insurance Coverage – More Affordable Than You Think
    Question: Should a riding instructor with a small clientele forego purchasing a policy of liability insurance merely because her business is small? Answer: Definitely not. Even the smallest business operator is at risk of litigation if a…
  • Dec 23

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    Thank you so much for checking out the Foster Swift Equine Law Blog. We are taking a short break from posting and look forward to providing you the latest news and information in 2015. Happy Holidays! Tags: News & Event
Rank this Week: 2278

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/
  • Jan 20

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim
    From Ponzi schemes to fraudulent transfers, many Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases involve allegations of wrongdoing. Bankruptcy trustees, who stand in the shoes of the bankrupt entity in asserting claims, often bring actions against third parties…
  • Jan 6

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend
    It has often been said that you should never do business with friends or family. A bankruptcy court decision that was recently affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is further evidence of this proposition. …
  • Dec 15

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Legal Intersection of Two of Life's Most Challenging Moment

    Divorce and Bankruptcy: The Legal Intersection of Two of Life's Most Challenging Moment
    Two of the most difficult and stressful legal processes that individuals participate in are divorce and bankruptcy proceedings. Unfortunately, as lives are upturned and finances stretched, one often closely follows the other. Such was the…
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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/
  • Jan 16

    The Tragic Life and Death of The Daughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton, Francesca Hilton

    The Tragic Life and Death of The Daughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton, Francesca Hilton
    Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches tale. But Francesca Gabor Hilton’s life followed a dramatically different path. Born to Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor, and founder of the famed Hilton hotel dynasty, Conrad Hilton, Francesca was…
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter
    Joan Rivers was widely respected for her sense of humor, work ethic, and willingness to say almost anything for a laugh. When it came to planning her estate, however, the late comedienne and host of Fashion Police treated the matter very…
  • Dec 10

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation
    Sure the holidays are a fun time for families to sit around talking about what happened on the latest episode of The Walking Dead or how granddaughter Mary is doing in dance class. But they are also a great time to have the important -- yet…
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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/
  • Jan 15

    Charlotte Woman Sentenced to Fifteen Years for DUI-Related Death

    Charlotte Woman Sentenced to Fifteen Years for DUI-Related Death
    Earlier this month in a Charlotte courthouse, a 23-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 years of  imprisonment for her involvement in the 2013 death of her boyfriend and the father of her two children. According to one local news…
  • Dec 30

    Gold Medalist Swimmer, Michael Phelps, Pleads Guilty to Second DUI Offense

    Gold Medalist Swimmer, Michael Phelps, Pleads Guilty to Second DUI Offense
    Earlier this month, the most decorated Olympian in history pleaded guilty to his second DUI offense in the past ten years. According to a report by the Washington Post, the Olympic swimmer was pulled over in Fort McHenry Tunnel in Maryland…
  • Dec 15

    Michigan Mom Accused of DUI-Homicide for Death of Daughter

    Michigan Mom Accused of DUI-Homicide for Death of Daughter
    Last year, a tragic accident took the life of a four-year-old girl. In recent news, the mother of that girl is on trial for her freedom in a case that alleges she was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to a report by…
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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/
  • Jan 11

    Legal Issues and Drone

    Legal Issues and Drone
    John W. Mashni will be speaking at the 2015 Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) Winter Conference Jan. 13.  John’s presentation covers legal issues surrounding UAVs and drones. Click here to view Power Point slides for…
  • Jan 6

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence

    Protect Your Business From Competitive Intelligence
    The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their…
  • Dec 21

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed

    Tax Write-Off for Film Producers Renewed
    As part of the recent tax bill, Section 181 of the U.S. Tax Code was renewed allowing a 100 percent tax write-off for the first $15 million of the cost of producing a film in the U.S. Click here to read more about Section 181 in…
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Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 9

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective of Michigan Victim's Rights Laws: Has the pendulum swung too far?

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective of Michigan Victim's Rights Laws: Has the pendulum swung too far?
    When a person commits a crime that involves a victim, a number of laws apply that provide the victim with several rights. Some of these rights allow for the victim to collect restitution, speak at sentencing, be afforded a victim's rights…
  • Jan 8

    Computer Crimes: Peer to Peer (P2P) - File Sharing Risks on the Internet

    Computer Crimes: Peer to Peer (P2P) - File Sharing Risks on the Internet
    What does Peer to Peer (P2P) Mean? File sharing sites on the internet allow the access of digital content from other computers connected on a peer to peer (P2P) network. A peer (personal computer user) may copy the contents such as videos,…
  • Nov 28

    Macomb County Retail Fraud Update

    Macomb County Retail Fraud Update
    This is an updated article in our series about retail fraud cases which are handled extensively by our criminal defense lawyers in Macomb County. We have posted several other articles relating to retail fraud that are referenced at the end…
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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/
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
  • Nov 30

    Appellate Case Timeline

    Appellate Case Timeline
    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about the length of time that recent Supreme Court cases from the last five years were pending by the time they reached the apex court.  This article only considers cases where the…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Dec 9

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account

    What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Account
    As reported By Philip Tirone of www.720CreditScore.com, after learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?

    What Happens If a Debtor Inherits Money After Their Chapter 13 Plan is Confirmed?
    According to Robin Miller of CBAR,  it depends on the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case.  After the Chapter 13 debtor husband received $250,000 in life insurance benefits due to the death of his debtor wife, the…
  • Nov 30

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?

    What Happens if a Non-Filing Spouse Refuses to Disclose Their Income?
    According to Robing Miller of CBAR, if a Chapter 13 debtor is unable to provide information about his non-filing spouse’s income, expenses, and contributions to the household, they were required to propose a Chapter 13 plan that paid…
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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/
  • Dec 7

    Appellate judge writes dissent based on her conviction

    Appellate judge writes dissent based on her conviction
    Usually when appellate judges write opinions, it is based on the facts or the law or sometimes even public policy. And appellate judges, like appellate lawyers, usually present their opinions in a very restrained fashion. So it was with great…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
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Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
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Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
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electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
  • 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…
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Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
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ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

Discusses patent and other intellectual property litigation news from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

http://edmichipreport.com/
  • May 8

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment
    Boynton v. Headwaters, Inc., Slip op. 2014 WL 1674082 (6th Cir. Apr. 28, 2014) In a rare decision discussing patent law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that 35 U.S.C. § 262, which provides that each…
  • May 2

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy
    On April 24. 2014, the he U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  hosted a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus. The program attracted patent practitioners from as far away as North Carolina,…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case
    Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184 (U.S. April 29, 2014) Highmark, Inc. v Allcare Health Management System, Inc., No. 12-1163 (U.S. April 29, 2014) In two unanimous decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court repudiated…
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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 ……
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Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Kevin C. Johnson.

http://johnsonwilk.net/bankruptcy/bk/
Rank this Week: 3579