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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/
  • Apr 24

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal
    This is a trick title, because there is no quick and/or easy way to win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. In my role as a license restoration lawyer concentrating in license reinstatement and clearance appeals, I have learned…
  • Apr 20

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer with a practice that concentrates exclusively in the Metro-Detroit area, I handle a lot of 2nd offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) cases. If you're facing an OWI 2nd charge, the first concern you have is...
  • Apr 17

    Lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case by Calling a Witne

    Lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case by Calling a Witne
    It has been a while since I have addressed why I never call witnesses at a hearing in a driver's license restoration or clearance hearing. Within the very week that this article was written, I had 7 license restoration and...
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Apr 17

    FDA Gives Finalized Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems, Mobile Apps, and Medical Image Storage and Communications Device

    FDA Gives Finalized Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems, Mobile Apps, and Medical Image Storage and Communications Device
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued non-binding guidance on February 9, 2015 finalizing its position on regulatory compliance of medical device data systems (MDDS), medical image storage and communications devices and mobile medical…
  • Apr 3

    CMS Offers Clarification to HHA Contradictory Guidance

    CMS Offers Clarification to HHA Contradictory Guidance
    On March 18, 2015, Wachler & Associates attorneys, Andrew Wachler and Jessica Forster, highlighted contradictory guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") relating to home health agencies ("HHAs")…
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie

    CMS to Audit All Home Health Agencie
    In response to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") titled Limited Compliance with Medicare's Home Health Face-to-Face Documentation Requirements, the Centers for Medicare and…
Rank this Week: 1833

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: 74

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Domestic Assault Results in Criminal Charges for Bay City Man

    Domestic Assault Results in Criminal Charges for Bay City Man
    On Monday, April 13, Bay City police received a call from a woman claiming domestic assault. The woman was calling from a 7-Eleven store when police arrived at approximately 1:30 in the morning. The 19-year-old woman told police that she was…
  • Apr 16

    Man’s Conviction for Murder of Arlington Pastor Upheld by Appeals Court

    Man’s Conviction for Murder of Arlington Pastor Upheld by Appeals Court
    In October of 2012, Steven Lawayne Nelson was found guilty of killing Rev. Clint Dobson at North Pointe Baptist Church in Arlington in March of 2011. Nelson testified at trial in his own defense, and denied killing Dobson, saying that he was…
  • Apr 14

    Attorneys and Their Pets: 2015 Edition

    Attorneys and Their Pets: 2015 Edition
    Last weekend we celebrated National Pet Day, and there is no better time to feature the most-loved pets (AKA “children,” coworkers, friends, and confidants) of attorneys. Without further ado:          …
Rank this Week: 1061

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Understanding Replacement Service

    Understanding Replacement Service
    Michigan's No-Fault Law entitles car accident victims to certain benefits. Among these benefits are "Replacement Services". These are services that the injured person was able to perform for him/herself prior to the car accident. They…
  • Mar 27

    Dangers of Distracted Driving.....

    Dangers of Distracted Driving.....
    We know that talking on the phone while driving or texting while driving is distracting. But how distracting is it? According to Car and Driver Magazine, a huge distraction. In a short test they conducted they found that texting and talking…
  • Mar 20

    The Danger of Drowsy Driving

    The Danger of Drowsy Driving
    We previously discussed the dangers of distracted driving. Recently, AAA released another study that suggests that falling asleep while at the wheel is also a more common danger than you might think. In the study AAA found that 2 out of 5…
Rank this Week: 4103

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/
  • Apr 17

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute
    The Ohio coalition in opposing the present route of the Nexus pipeline has chosen the course of looking at the best alternative using industry standard software. It will be up to FERC to decide whether the additional costs would be beneficial…
  • Apr 16

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding

    The Best Way(and only) to Challenge Pipeline Construction in Eminent Domain Proceeding
      The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company statement that there is an “impairment” of demand is something that was required to be provided to FERC. Realistically, FERC is only to grant certificates of necessity when there is a…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy

    Michigan Supreme Court Finding That Public Pension Plans Are Not A Property Right Has Important Relevance to Municipal Bankruptcy
    In the recent Michigan Supreme Court decision opposing the changes to the Michigan pension system for teachers, the Supreme Court has found that “just compensation” is not to apply. This likely will mean that in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 593

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4075

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/
  • Apr 16

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production
    Obtaining the proper music licenses helps protect your production from a copyright lawsuit, which can ultimately prevent the release of your final product. Watch the short video clip below for these three practical tips on music…
  • Apr 6

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?
    Watch the short video clip below for three tips on how to sell your reality TV show. Understand the process for selling Watch out for the option Understand your leverage Watch the video: Tags: News & Event
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
Rank this Week: 3559

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: 474

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 15

    Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Two College Students on Florida Beach Over Spring Break

    Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Two College Students on Florida Beach Over Spring Break
    Recently, two Troy University students were arrested in regards to a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in March over spring break at Panama City Beach in Florida, according to an article at the New York Times. News reports claim a…
  • Apr 14

    Massage Envy Client in Los Angeles Claims Sexual Assault

    Massage Envy Client in Los Angeles Claims Sexual Assault
    Recently, a 25-year-old woman who visited a Massage Envy location in Los Angeles claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the 67-year-old massage therapist giving her a massage. According to a news article at CBS, the massage therapist,…
  • Mar 25

    Teacher at Freeport Area High School Cleared in Alleged Sexual Assault

    Teacher at Freeport Area High School Cleared in Alleged Sexual Assault
    Recently, a male teacher at Freeport Area High School was accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female student who attended the school, according to news reports at Triblive.com. The high school is in the Sarver, Buffalo Township area…
Rank this Week: 1139

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/
  • Apr 15

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim

    2 Laboratories Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Anti-Kickback Claim
    According to a recent Department of Justice press release, two cardiovascular testing laboratories – Health Diagnostic Laboratories (“HDL”) and Singulex – recently entered into a settlement agreement for a combined…
  • Apr 1

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement

    Improper Management Agreements Serve as Basis for $10 Million Dollar Settlement
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement on March 31, 2015 discussing a recent settlement agreement with Robinson Health System, Inc., based in Ohio. The settlement arose from allegations that the health system had violated both…
  • Mar 27

    OIG Says Waiver of Laboratory Fees Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

    OIG Says Waiver of Laboratory Fees Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute
    In OIG Advisory Opinion 15-04, the requestor, a multi-regional medical laboratory proposed to enter into agreements with physician practices which would allow the requestor to provide all laboratory services for the physician’s…
Rank this Week: 1407

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/
  • Apr 14

    Motion for Patent-Ineligibility of Modem Communications Software Denied

    Motion for Patent-Ineligibility of Modem Communications Software Denied
    A court has declined at the pleadings stage to hold patent-ineligible, under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent claims directed to software controlling communications between a user modem and a telephone company modem. The court in Modern Telecom…
  • Apr 13

    Patent Term Adjustment Can Be Reduced Even Without “Actual Delay” in Prosecution

    Patent Term Adjustment Can Be Reduced Even Without “Actual Delay” in Prosecution
    In Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit that supplemental applicant submissions during patent prosecution need not incur “actual delay” to be counted as a reduction in calculating patent term adjustment (PTA). 2015…
  • Apr 12

    Attorneys’ Fees Awarded in Patent Case Under Octane Fitness Standard

    Attorneys’ Fees Awarded in Patent Case Under Octane Fitness Standard
    Discovery abuse and a reversal in an inventor’s trial testimony made for an exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. § 285, and therefore warranted an award of attorneys’ fees against a losing plaintiff in Digital Reg of Texas, LLC…
Rank this Week: 1527

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/
  • Apr 14

    Is a Loose Girth or Cinch “Faulty Tack” Under an Equine Activity Liability Act?

    Is a Loose Girth or Cinch “Faulty Tack” Under an Equine Activity Liability Act?
    You take your friend on a trail ride, but an hour into the ride the saddle slips and your friend falls off. He sues. Two hours into a scenic trail ride, a horse provided by a public riding stable walks up a hill, but the saddle slips and…
  • Mar 31

    Can You Release Away An Equine Activity Liability Act Claim?

    Can You Release Away An Equine Activity Liability Act Claim?
    In April 2015, Julie Fershtman travels across the country for two speaking engagements regarding the Equine Activity Liability Acts (“EALAs”), including the National Conference on Equine Law. A lawyer with hands-on experience…
  • Mar 17

    What You Didn’t Know About Equine Insurance

    What You Didn’t Know About Equine Insurance
    You’re about to apply for equine mortality insurance on your new horse. What you might not know is that these policies are unique, and some features of this type of insurance might surprise you. For example:…
Rank this Week: 2273

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Lawyer Specializes in Privacy Class Action Lawsuits vs Tech Giant

    Lawyer Specializes in Privacy Class Action Lawsuits vs Tech Giant
    Jay Edelson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997. After working as an associate in Big Law for a few unsatisfying years, he struck out on his own in Chicagoland, specializing in privacy class action lawsuits.These…
  • Apr 1

    Governor Pardons Drunk Driver Convicted in Bloomfield Hill

    Governor Pardons Drunk Driver Convicted in Bloomfield Hill
    Attorney Alan Gocha, Jr.People that drive the mean streets of Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield and Keego Harbor drive in fear. At least when they've had a few drinks at the bars and restaurants along Orchard Lake or Telegraph Roads, or…
  • Mar 29

    SCOTUS Considers Mental Disability and the Death Penalty

    SCOTUS Considers Mental Disability and the Death Penalty
    Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral argument on an issue it already has considered on a few occasions since the turn of the century: the proper procedure to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally…
Rank this Week: 1323

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/
  • Apr 13

    When roundabouts cause accidents instead of preventing them

    When roundabouts cause accidents instead of preventing them
    Accident reconstructionist and former police officer weighs in on one roundabout that accounted for the most automobile accidents in Michigan in 2014 We recently wrote about the intersection that had the most car accidents in Michigan in…
  • Apr 8

    Does a teen driver with a permit need Michigan No Fault insurance?

    Does a teen driver with a permit need Michigan No Fault insurance?
    I received an interesting question about whether teens driving on permits need Michigan No Fault insurance. Q. My daughter is taking drivers education soon and will be done in mid-May. Once she has completed that Segment 1 class, she will…
  • Mar 31

    How much property damage insurance coverage should I buy?

    How much property damage insurance coverage should I buy?
    What's PD, and how it protects you in an out-of-state car crash Most people who shop for insurance coverage believe PD - also known as property damage coverage - applies to accidents where actual property, like land or a fence, is damaged.…
Rank this Week: 3830

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/
  • Apr 13

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement

    The IRS Provides Temporary Relief for Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangement
    On February 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) provided further guidance related to the issue of how certain employer health insurance reimbursement arrangements are treated under the Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 7

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update

    2015 Michigan Health Law Update
    On March 12, 2015 Foster Swift Attorney Jennifer Van Regenmorter co-presented the Michigan Health Law Update (“Annual Update”) at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute. The Annual Update provides an overview of the most significant…
  • Apr 1

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute

    Recap from the 2015 Health Law Institute
    Foster Swift health care attorneys recently attended and presented at the 21st Annual Health Law Institute on March 12 and 13, 2015. The two-day institute, which was co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal…
Rank this Week: 3482

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: 2541

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 23

    The State of Michigan and Federal Courts – What Exactly is the Difference?

    The State of Michigan and Federal Courts – What Exactly is the Difference?
    Why Am I At This Court And Not Somewhere Else? Navigating what seems to be sometimes a random draw of which court will be hosting a case can be confusing. How is the actual location of a ‘Host Court’ determined? Our office…
Rank this Week: 4377

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 20

    Michigan Expungement Law Change

    Michigan Expungement Law Change
    Wondering about the new Michigan expungement law changes. Michigan law may now allow you to get a conviction removed from the public record? If so, you should be aware of changes to Michigan’s expungement statute. Expungement…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 30

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper
    As the movie, American Sniper, enjoys box office success, questions and controversies surround the estate of Chris Kyle. One of his biggest critics is Jesse Ventura, the always-outspoken former professional wrestler and potential presidential…
  • Mar 16

    Could Feud Over Saints Owner Tom Benson Happen In Your Family?

    Could Feud Over Saints Owner Tom Benson Happen In Your Family?
    Yes, Tom Benson has a great deal more money and power than most of us. How much? Try $1.9 billion, according to the annual Forbes rankings. Indeed, there are only 350 richer people in the whole country. The successful owner of the NFL’s…
Rank this Week: 527

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/
  • Apr 6

    Jewelry: Marital or Separate Property?

    Jewelry: Marital or Separate Property?
    Divorce clients frequently ask questions about their jewelry, such as: "Is the jewelry I inherited from my family my separate property?" or "Is my jewelry given to me by my husband my separate property?"
  • Apr 1

    Peter Senese Charged with Scamming Parents of Abducted Children

    Peter Senese Charged with Scamming Parents of Abducted Children
    Peter Senese is out on bond after federal charges were filed against him for allegedly bilking parents of children abducted abroad out of tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Mar 30

    Family | Advocacy for a Truce in the War What is "a Family?

    Family | Advocacy for a Truce in the War What is "a Family?
    Times have changed so much. Why are we so concerned about same-sex marriage when studies would show that the number of babies born to unmarried mothers is at an all-time high? [The percentage of out-of-wedlock births rose from 18.4 percent in…
Rank this Week: 259

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation

    CMS Delays Finalizing Overpayment Regulations; But, Providers Still Must Return Medicare Overpayments Despite The Lack of Regulation
    Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act (the "Act") requires providers and suppliers who have received an overpayment from the Federal health care programs to report and return the overpayment within 60 days of identifying the overpayment…
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi

    Proposed Bill to Permanently Fix Annual Medicare Physician Reimbursement Crisi
    House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that they agreed to advance a bill to permanently fix the payment system for Medicare physicians. Details of the bill have yet to be released, but multiple news…
  • Mar 17

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying

    A Healthcare Provider's Guide to Bullying
    In an effort to combat and draw attention to the seriousness of Bullying, OCMS partnered with Marlene Seltzer, MD, Director of the Beaumont Children's Hospital NoBLE Anti-Bullying Program and Rob Iwrey, Esq. (and staff) at The Health Law…
Rank this Week: 987

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/
  • Apr 2

    Michigan State Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving During March Madne

    Michigan State Police to Crack Down on Drunk Driving During March Madne
    Michigan police in 26 counties across the State have told reporters that they will be stepping up OWI enforcement through the week of April 7. This time period is specifically chosen because it coincides with the “March Madness”…
  • Mar 27

    Two Michigan Men Face Life Sentences for Criminal Sexual Conduct Conviction

    Two Michigan Men Face Life Sentences for Criminal Sexual Conduct Conviction
    Earlier this month in a Jackson County courthouse, two men were both found guilty of several counts of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to a report by MLive.com, the two men face a sentence of life in prison for…
  • Mar 13

    Hillsdale Woman Picks Up Her Third OWI Conviction, Faces Felony Charge

    Hillsdale Woman Picks Up Her Third OWI Conviction, Faces Felony Charge
    Earlier last month, a Hillsdale woman pleaded guilty to her third OWI offense after she was arrested and charged with a single felony offense as well as six related misdemeanors. According to one local Michigan news source, the…
Rank this Week: 4456

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    De minimus adverse employment actions?

    De minimus adverse employment actions?
    In Crane v. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, No. 1:13-cv-1294(3/13/15) (W.D. Mich.), the district court granted the hospital's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a black female nursing supervisor alleging that she was…
  • Mar 13

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue

    It's time for Michigan employers to address the transgender issue
    The Michigan legislature has, to date, not amended the state's civil rights act to afford protection to LGBT individuals.  There was a great deal of publicity concerning the subject at the end of last year when the legislature was in its…
Rank this Week: 2459

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: 4259

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: 2578

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: 4302

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…
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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
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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/
Rank this Week: 3098

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 18

    Michigan Merchant Marines May Qualify as Veteran

    Michigan Merchant Marines May Qualify as Veteran
    Many deserving veterans are often overlooked when considering VA benefits to assist with the cost of long term care. Specifically, Merchant Marines, serving during World War II may qualify for VA Aid and Attendance. During Worl War II,…
Rank this Week: 2639

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: 2752

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3458

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: 1406

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: 3532

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 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: 4587

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: 4509

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

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

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

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

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

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

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 2101

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: 3754

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: 2975

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: 4070

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…
Rank this Week: 2776

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…
Rank this Week: 3085

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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