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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/
  • Jun 1

    DUI and Women

    DUI and Women
    The inspiration for this blog article comes from a recent conversation with my wife. I was mentioning something that a female DUI client of mine had said, and my wife noted that I, have a lot of women clients. I...
  • May 29

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License

    You must be off Probation to win back your Michigan Driver's License
    In order to even begin the process of trying to win back your Michigan driver's license (or the clearance of a Michigan hold on your driving record, if you now live out of state), you must be legally eligible to...
  • May 25

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case

    How to get the best Results in an OWI 3rd Offense (Felony DUI) case
    If you're facing a 3rd offense drunk driving charge anywhere in Michigan, then you already know it's a felony. In this article, I want to avoid all the scare tactics and make clear that, in most cases, and with proper...
Rank this Week: 392

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

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/
  • May 29

    West Virginia State Representative Attacks Forced Pooling

    West Virginia State Representative Attacks Forced Pooling
      Isaac Sponaugle, a delegate to the West Virginia House of Representatives, provides a direct attack against the lobbyists of the oil industry in pushing for forced pooling legislation. The attack can be made as one of a political power…
  • May 16

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain

    Legal Costs, Litigation Expenses and Eminent Domain
    Governments and private entities acquiring property often have the problem of spending more than is necessary to acquire property. One may just think a position is “right” creating a need to fight because it is a matter of…
  • May 15

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?

    How Do You Treat Farmers Fairly?
    In many jurisdictions, the farmers are considered the guys with the bucks. Clearly, many farmers have done well over the last ten years. Hopefully, some of this money has been kept “at home” and has not been moved out of the local…
Rank this Week: 599

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1056

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/
  • May 29

    Michigan Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct over Allegations She Slept with Student

    Michigan Teacher Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct over Allegations She Slept with Student
    Earlier this month, a southeastern Michigan Spanish teacher pleaded guilty and was sentenced for two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old male student. According to one local news source,…
  • May 15

    Michigan Man’s Trial Continued Based on Potential Lack of Understanding

    Michigan Man’s Trial Continued Based on Potential Lack of Understanding
    Earlier this month, a Michigan man was scheduled to plead guilty to several counts of drug distribution. According to one local news report, however, at the trial date where the man was supposed to plead guilty, the judge presiding over…
  • Apr 28

    Former Michigan High School Coach Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Former Michigan High School Coach Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct
    Earlier this month, a 34-year-old Michigan man was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after authorities received information that he allegedly inappropriately touched a female student. According to one local news…
Rank this Week: 4453

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Series of Moves Violates 100-Mile Rule

    Series of Moves Violates 100-Mile Rule
    Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals again considered the 100-mile rule in a published decision. The case is significant to the extent that it provides parents guidance on the location of their post-divorce domicile and is yet…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2103

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: 1133

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Ireland, the Pope, and a Justice

    Ireland, the Pope, and a Justice
    Last week, in a country-wide referendum, Ireland legalized same-sex marriage by a convincing 62% with strong voter turn-out across the Emerald Isle. Ireland is the first country among the 19 countries to legalize same-sex marriage to do so…
  • May 21

    The Presumption of Joint Custody

    The Presumption of Joint Custody
    Recently, we came across an interesting editorial in the Detroit News that addresses how family courts approach the issue of custody in a divorce or family court proceeding. The editorial points-out that Wisconsin is one of only two states…
  • May 19

    Anonymous Instant Messaging App Pushes Ethical Boundrie

    Anonymous Instant Messaging App Pushes Ethical Boundrie
    YikYak, like most other social media start-ups, emerged as the brain-child of two recent college grads that borrowed money from their parents as their first mode of venture capital. Fast forward just 24-quick months, and we have a company…
Rank this Week: 1320

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: 475

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/
Rank this Week: 1520

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/
  • May 27

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
  • May 14

    Crowdfunding 101

    Crowdfunding 101
    What is crowdfunding? Is it legal? Learn the response to these questions and much more in this short video clip: Tags: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital/Funding
  • May 3

    Will You Read My Script?

    Will You Read My Script?
    Practicing entertainment law, I am repeatedly asked to read different film scripts or book manuscripts. Sometimes I agree, but I always preface my review with a specific conversation. Here is my initial answer to the question, "Will you read…
Rank this Week: 3554

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/
  • May 27

    Whose Money Is It? Supreme Court Rules for Debtor in Dispute Over Postpetition Wage

    Whose Money Is It? Supreme Court Rules for Debtor in Dispute Over Postpetition Wage
    When an individual contemplates filing for bankruptcy protection, he or she has a few options. One is to file a Chapter 7 case, and another is to file a Chapter 13 case. In a Chapter 7, all of a debtor’s non-exempt assets are…
  • May 19

    The Borrower in Bankruptcy: Top 10 Mistakes Banks & Lenders Make in Consumer Bankruptcy Case

    The Borrower in Bankruptcy: Top 10 Mistakes Banks & Lenders Make in Consumer Bankruptcy Case
    Check out this webinar on our YouTube channel to identify common mistakes that lenders make before and during consumer bankruptcy cases – and how to avoid those mistakes to better protect the lender's rights and…
  • May 11

    Act in Good Faith or Else: The Limits of the Automatic Stay

    Act in Good Faith or Else: The Limits of the Automatic Stay
    Upon the filing of a bankruptcy petition, an automatic stay goes into effect which provides a debtor with immediate protection from collection efforts by creditors. But the automatic stay is not without limitations. In a recent opinion, the…
Rank this Week: 4069

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • May 27

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan
    What Constitutes Prostitution? The practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other means which benefits you, is illegal in the state of Michigan. The law prohibits both the practice and participation of the act.…
  • Apr 8

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense
    Criminal Conviction Being sentenced with criminal charges can lead you on a roller coaster of emotions. It is a stressful time filled with anxiety and can be scary. Hiring a criminal defense attorney can ease your panic by guiding you through…
  • Mar 20

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online
    Ann Arbor District Court, Bay County District Court, and Highland Park District Court Debut Online Traffic Court As part of the continuing “Judge Online” movement, several local courts recently signed with a software service that…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
Rank this Week: 1412

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/
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
Rank this Week: 3453

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/
  • May 26

    Dangerous Land and the Equine Activity Liability Act

    Dangerous Land and the Equine Activity Liability Act
    Will “Dangerous Land” Keep Your State’s Equine Activity Liability Act From Protecting You? Julie's recent article, published in the latest Equine Chronicle, addresses this important liability issue. Take a…
  • May 12

    California Appellate Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Farrier Dies While Shoeing Horse

    California Appellate Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Farrier Dies While Shoeing Horse
    A California farrier (horseshoer) with 45 years of experience was hired to trim a horse’s hooves. While working in an outdoor corral, the horse knocked him down, and his head hit a rock. He died from his injuries, and his estate sued…
  • Apr 28

    Liability Release Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving California Teenager

    Liability Release Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving California Teenager
    As this blog has reported in the past, courts nationwide have disagreed as to whether parents can legally release away personal injury claims of their minor children. In a decision issued earlier this year, a California appellate court found…
Rank this Week: 2286

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 986

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • May 22

    Who Pays For Vehicle Damage After A Car Accident?

    Who Pays For Vehicle Damage After A Car Accident?
    If you are involved in a car accident that was caused by another driver, you are entitled to recover money for the damages. Michigan has a mini tort law in which a victim of a car accident can recover up to $1000 for damage caused to his/her…
  • May 8

    What should you do after a car accident?

    What should you do after a car accident?
    When involved in a car accident, you might not be in pain right away. Some people feel the pain and soreness the day after, and if that is the case, you should see your primary care physician and follow their advice. Also, you will need to…
  • May 1

    Why Uninsured and Underinsurerd Coverage is important.

    Why Uninsured and Underinsurerd Coverage is important.
    Not many people know about uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage covers you when you are injured as a result of a driver who did not have insurance, a hit and run driver, or a driver of a stolen car.…
Rank this Week: 4105

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/
  • May 20

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program
    Recently, United States Representative Sam Graves introduced the bill HR 2156, otherwise known as the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015. Currently pending, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act addresses the aggressive nature of recovery…
  • May 19

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog

    Senate Finance Committee Examines Medicare Appeals Backlog
    On April 28, 2015, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to address the rising Medicare appeals claims backlog. At the hearing, Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals…
  • Apr 28

    Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule

    Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule
    On Friday March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced the release of the new Stage 3 meaningful use proposed rules. Concurrently, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology…
Rank this Week: 1836

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/
Rank this Week: 3812

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/
Rank this Week: 3478

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI
    As if it wasn’t very easy enough for the DMV to suspend a vehicle driver’s certificate following a California DUI arrest. Remember my countless publishing on the uphill and one-sided procedure that is the DMV’s management…
  • May 9

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney
    To make sure that you get the finest treatment possible, it is crucial that you work with the right criminal protection lawyer to represent you. No matter what you are being asked for with, the appropriate legal representative could make a…
  • May 2

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company
    You’re not obtaining the outcomes you desire from your Search Engine Optimization firm, but you’re not sure exactly just what the trouble is. You even question if it could be you, as well as not the Search Engine Optimization…
Rank this Week: 1187

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • May 15

    Barton Morris is the Top DUI Forensic Lawyer Scientist in Michigan

    Barton Morris is the Top DUI Forensic Lawyer Scientist in Michigan
    The strongest evidence in almost every DUI case is a chemical test. It could be a breath alcohol test on a Datamaster or a blood test analyzed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Department. To receive the best possible defense to a…
  • Apr 10

    Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?

    Is a Criminal Conviction Keeping You Out Of Work?
    This morning I received a voice message from an old client thanking me for the work I did for him. 18 months ago I talked a judge into giving him the opportunity to keep a drug conviction off his record. I recall it was not easy but the judge…
  • Apr 6

    Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Resident

    Driver’s License Restoration for Non-Michigan Resident
    Are You a Non-Michigan Resident Looking for a Driver’s License Restoration Attorney? If you had your Michigan driver’s license revoked for multiple OWI’s and now live out of state, the Secretary of State cannot give you any…
Rank this Week: 4369

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/
  • May 14

    Family Members of B.B. King Are Singing The Blue

    Family Members of B.B. King Are Singing The Blue
    Blues great B.B. King, who is now 89 years old and suffers from diabetes and other health problems, is the subject of a bitter dispute over management of his care and assets. The battle pits his longtime business manager, Laverne Toney,…
  • Apr 23

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF
    It began with an anonymous court filing pitting “John Doe” against “Jane Doe.” It didn’t take long for Jane and John to be identified publicly as Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and creator of the Onion…
  • Apr 8

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate
    There's nothing like a hit song to keep heirs dancing down the road to the bank -- even when that song wasn't written, composed, or sung by the celebrity singer who died. The heirs of Marvin Gaye hit it big with a judgment against Robin…
Rank this Week: 527

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

http://www.michiganbankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • May 12

    What Happens During a 341 Hearing?

    What Happens During a 341 Hearing?
    After filing a bankruptcy case, the court sends out a notice containing the date and time for a 341 Hearing. The 341 hearing is also referred to as a Meeting of Creditors. A small group of people is scheduled for the same day and time.…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4096

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/
  • May 12

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying

    YikYak | Latest Social Media Tool Spews "Hate-Mail" & Cyberbullying
    Cyber-bullying is out of control. The New York Times reports on Yik Yak the latest App used on college campuses to bully, harass, shame, embarrass and (yes) threaten coeds, college professors and others. Yik Yak allows users of the app to…
  • May 11

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg

    Scotland Refuses to Allow Mother to Use Deceased Daughter's Egg
    In Scotland, Brody Family Law has posted that a mother has launched a judicial review challenge to the refusal by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Agency to permit her to have her dead daughter's frozen eggs, so that she can carry her…
  • May 6

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled

    Monitoring Community Living for the Disabled
    The lack of uniformity in policies regarding monitoring of licensed community living arrangements across states and the fact that many states require only minimal supervision raise concerns for parents of developmentally disable adolescents…
Rank this Week: 259

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • May 4

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse
    Channel 7 News has reported that an employee of Whitehall Healthcare Center in Novi, Michigan, has  confessed to abusing a patient.  The worker, William Hill has been charged with two counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4577

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/
  • May 4

    Beware the digital immigrant

    Beware the digital immigrant
    Fortune Magazine has an interesting article concerning how employers are using a term--digital native--in hiring which could be construed as a preference for younger applicants much the way that "new grad" was used in the past.  In 2001,…
  • May 4

    Arbitration...be careful what you ask for

    Arbitration...be careful what you ask for
    Employers are embracing binding arbitration as the preferred choice for resolving work place disputes with employees and thus avoiding state or federal court.  One survey indicated that in 2014, employers use of arbitration to…
  • Mar 31

    The NLRB and English only rule

    The NLRB and English only rule
    General Counsel Richard Griffin has issued a report concerning employer work rules.  He had previously indicated that he thought employers would appreciate guidance in this area.  John Hyman at the Ohio Employer Law Blog…
Rank this Week: 2460

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • May 4

    VA Rule Change

    VA Rule Change
    The time has come and gone for "public comment" regarding new proposed rule changes to the VA's non-service connected benefits program. The benefits can provide much needed relief to seniors struggling to provide for their own long term…
  • Mar 1

    Michigan Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Exposure

    Michigan Vietnam Vets Agent Orange Exposure
    Michigan veterans may be able to file presumptive claims related to exposure to herbicides from their service in Vietnam. In august of 2010, the VA released a list of over thirty (30) presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent…
  • Feb 25

    Still Time to Help Veteran

    Still Time to Help Veteran
    In about a month, the public commentary period for the new proposed VA regulations will end. There is still time to help our veterans and seniors that rely on non-service connected, improved pension and aid and attendance benefits. In…
Rank this Week: 2635

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 2546

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
  • Mar 3

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE
    Bloomberg News reported that a group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, urged the government to offer relief to distressed borrowers, even if that dampens the profit it makes from collecting on people with…
Rank this Week: 2250

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/
  • Mar 27

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.

    Getting divorced? Don't forget to change your estate plan.
    If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce, you are probably focused on getting on with your life. However, you also need to spend some time thinking about the important documents governing your death.
  • Mar 13

    Unpaid child support? We can help

    Unpaid child support? We can help
    How much does it cost the average parent to rear three children from birth to age 18? Some sources say $1 million. However, Anne Dias Griffin, who had three children with hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, thinks the number lands closer…
  • Feb 6

    Divorce Debt Strategie

    Divorce Debt Strategie
    Family debt as a percentage of disposable income has increased from 70 percent in 1980 to over 110 percent by 2011. With the rising amount of debt in American families, the need to plan for the division of these debts has become a major focus…
Rank this Week: 4247

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
  • Feb 20

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
  • Feb 20

    When a Misdemeanor Assault or Domestic Violence Case Escalates to a Felony Charge

    When a Misdemeanor Assault or Domestic Violence Case Escalates to a Felony Charge
    ABC's of Assault and Domestic Violence Cases In Michigan, the crimes of "assault and battery" or "domestic violence/assault" are classified as misdemeanor offenses, or minor criminal offenses. The offense of "assault and battery" means that…
Rank this Week: 2513

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/
  • Mar 13

    What Your Michigan DUI Attorney Needs to Know to Effectively Represent You

    What Your Michigan DUI Attorney Needs to Know to Effectively Represent You
    You have completed your due diligence in your quest to find a Michigan DUI attorney. You have a meeting scheduled to discuss your case. What information do you need to be prepared to discuss and what documentation should you bring? When…
  • Feb 27

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......
    Recently, a Michigan DUI attorney from SMDA was getting ready for a jury trial on a Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense. In preparation for trial, he was trying to find some statistics to share with the jury during his opening…
  • Feb 20

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely
    Imagine driving home from meeting a few friends for a drink. You felt OK to get behind the wheel and drive home. You had a few drinks, but you know your limit and you definitely did not cross it this time. You are purposely driving under…
Rank this Week: 4278

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/
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1866

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3094

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2754

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Covers property law, intellectual property/trademark law, and bankruptcy rulings.

https://ericpatricklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle
    Sad as it is to say, there’s been a lot in the media about Michigan’s jail over-population problems. A few years back it was decided to create a new jail in Wayne County to begin housing some of the overflow. A noble plan, no? You…
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?
    There’s been a lot of advancement lately in the field of electronic contracts and electronic signatures. You’ve probably seen one yourself – many businesses are switching over to digital means of capturing signatures for,…
  • Feb 2

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
Rank this Week: 5005

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/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 1410

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: 3521

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/
  • Feb 18

    The Michigan Supreme Court has taken up a…

    The Michigan Supreme Court has taken up a proposal for a court rule proposal regarding the publication standards and the citation to unpublished opinions. See ADM 2014-09. The proposal emanated from the Michigan Court of Appeals. As an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4637

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: 4495

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

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

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

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

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

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?

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

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer
    Two years ago in March, I reported here on the Klooster v City of Charlevoix case, which addressed the issue of "uncapping" in a real estate transaction between family members. 1994 amendments to the Michigan Real Property Tax, placed a…
Rank this Week: 3746

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: 2959

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: 4059