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Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line
    You’ve had your license revoked, you’ve successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored.  It is…
  • Apr 5

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender
    State and Federal governments are increasingly growing worried about the money being spent on jails and prisons. The Federal Government has a budget crisis and federal prisons take a significant portion of the money for the Justice…
  • Mar 16

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS
    In January of 2014 Cass Tech High School quarterback, 17 year old Jayru Campbell, was accused of body slamming a school security guard on school property. Allegedly there exists a video of the incident. The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney,…
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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Apr 16

    One for the whistleblower

    One for the whistleblower
    The Michigan Court of Appeals historically has not been a good place for plaintiffs who sue under Michigan's Whistleblowers' Protection Act.  When a decision goes in favor of a plaintiff, it is worth noting, even if the decision is per…
  • Apr 10

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check
    On October 10, 2010, the EEOC held a public hearing on the impact that the use of credit history has on employee selection and potential discrimination.  The press release  summarizing the hearing carried the by-line that some…
  • Apr 9

    Remembering an angel

    Remembering an angel
    This post steps away from the normal subject and honors the memory of a special little girl...Lacey Holsworth who lost her battle with neuroblastoma.  For those of you who are not aware of the special relationship she had with…
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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: 459

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 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
  • Apr 15

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner

    Railroad Properties Revert To Owner
    Under a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, many railroad properties will now revert to the adjacent property owners. Most jurisdictions maintain an easement is simply that, an easement for a specific purpose. When the purpose for the…
  • Apr 14

    The Problem With Assessed Value

    The Problem With Assessed Value
    Assessed value is often not related to fair market value. Frequently, communities under assess and use a higher multiplier in order to capture taxes. At other times, assessments are “capped”, thereby limiting increases in the…
Rank this Week: 576

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 16

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement
    A recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for Health and Human Services (HHS), is calling upon CMS to increase scrutiny of home health claims – specifically the required face-to-face documentation.  According to a…
  • Apr 9

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a calculator for providers to measure whether they can meet the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.  Similar to the HIPAA Security Risk…
  • Apr 7

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported a marked increase by providers in participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program.   The CMS press release on…
Rank this Week: 1336

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 16

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone
    Picture in your mind a construction worker near the bright orange cones.  Imagine him working in the hot sun, fixing roads this summer. Now imagine drivers whizzing by him at speeds  of up to 70 miles per hour. This will ……
  • Apr 15

    Why higher speed limits for trucks will kill more people: Physic

    Why higher speed limits for trucks will kill more people: Physic
    Michigan’s proposed new law to increase speed limits for large commercial trucks and buses is a very dangerous idea Yesterday, I wrote about the perilous Senate Bills 895-898, which would allow  trucks and buses to speed up to 70…
  • Apr 14

    Speed kills. With big trucks and buses, speed annihilates.

    Speed kills. With big trucks and buses, speed annihilates.
    Senate bills 895-898 would allow  trucks and buses to speed up to 70 miles per hour – up 10 mph from the current law We’ve all been there. Watching in our rear-view mirror as a big 80,000-pound, fully-loaded commercial truck…
Rank this Week: 541

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: 1542

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/
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
  • Apr 11

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit

    Another Arbitration Decision From The Sixth Circuit
    Completing the trifecta of arbitration decisions this week, the Sixth Circuit handed down Physicians Insurance Capital v. Praesidium Alliance Group in which it affirmed confirmation of an arbitration award.  Two points of note from…
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Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle
    Earlier this week in Macomb County, a man was arrested after he was apprehended by police following an incident at a Home Depot store. According to a report by the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, loss prevention officers noticed a man…
  • Mar 28

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest
    A few weeks ago, the Traverse Narcotics Team along with the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office busted a drug operation running out of a local motel. According to a report by MINews26.com, the officers executed a search warrant late on a…
  • Mar 14

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case
    Texting has quickly become one of the most popular and ubiquitous means of communication in today’s society. Rather than pick up the phone to call someone, people of all ages have turned to texting as a quick, easy alternative to a…
Rank this Week: 4571

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 15

    IT Contract Review

    IT Contract Review
    As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently to enter into software or other IT contracts.  While many health care providers sign these agreements without reviewing them,…
  • Apr 10

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that certain health insurance providers pay an annual fee based on the net premiums they wrote during the preceding calendar year. The providers required to pay this fee include health…
  • Apr 2

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment
    Maybe you have determined you're a Business Associate (or a subcontractor of a Business Associate) or maybe you’re a Covered Entity for purposes of HIPAA and have not gotten around to conducting or updating your risk assessment. Now is…
Rank this Week: 3670

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: 4230

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: 2582

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 14

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement
    In a report released on Thursday, April 10, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") found that, thus far, there has been limited compliance with the face-to-face documentation requirement for home health providers. As a result, the OIG…
  • Apr 8

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability
    On Wednesday, March 12, Moody's Investor Services released a report predicting that Medicare's new inpatient admissions policy, the "Two-Midnight rule", will negatively affect hospitals' bottom lines. The Two-Midnight rule instructs…
  • Apr 4

    Two-Midnight Rule Enforcement Delay Extended to March 31, 2015

    Two-Midnight Rule Enforcement Delay Extended to March 31, 2015
    On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill (H.R. 4302) extending the enforcement delay of the two-midnight rule. Under the newly adopted law, Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) will not conduct patient status reviews of…
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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 11

    Five People Charged in Victoria’s Secret Theft Ring in Hazel Park

    Five People Charged in Victoria’s Secret Theft Ring in Hazel Park
    Five people were recently arrested in what Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard called “the largest retail theft ring” he had even seen.  The theft ring, which investigators initially thought involved drugs, turned out to…
  • Apr 10

    Sugar Land Man Held in Custody Pending Trial for Child Pornography

    Sugar Land Man Held in Custody Pending Trial for Child Pornography
    A Sugar Land, Texas man is in federal custody while he awaits trial on charges of child pornography.  Glenn Casey Portwood, 52, is believed to be a danger to the community, and was ordered to remain in custody by U.S. Magistrate Judge…
  • Apr 10

    21-year-old Tennessee Man Arrested for Reckless Driving, Suspended License

    21-year-old Tennessee Man Arrested for Reckless Driving, Suspended License
    Recently, 21-year-old Brett Austin Tate was arrested for driving on a suspended license; he was also arrested on charges of reckless driving twice within a four-hour time frame, according to a news article at the Times News.  Tate, a…
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Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Apr 11

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?
    Have you been sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC? If so you are not alone. Whether you are sued based on an underlying credit card debt, deficiency, or judgment, our experienced attorneys can attempt to negotiate a deal…
  • Apr 9

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer
    Many individuals that have been subject to the debt collection process perceive it as confusing, questionable or even unfair. That was the exact sentiment of Wallace, who brought a claim against a debt collector over a letter it sent…
  • Apr 3

    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan?

    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan?
    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan? We can help If you have past due debts on credit card accounts, deficiencies, or other debts you may have creditors calling and harassing you. Eventually, the debt may be purchased by a third party…
Rank this Week: 1947

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 10

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole
    In 1996, Steven D. Young, a Bangor Township resident, pleaded no contest to a single count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 years of age.  He was sentenced to eight to 30 years in prison the following…
  • Apr 3

    73-year-old Jackson Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Three Young Girl

    73-year-old Jackson Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Three Young Girl
    On Monday March 31, Jackson County District Judge Michael Klaeren found that there was probable cause to send the case of a 73-year-old Jackson man accused of sexually abusing three young girls to circuit court. Dwight Edward Rupert has been…
  • Mar 31

    Detroit Man Sentenced to 6 to 15 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Girl with Down Syndrome

    Detroit Man Sentenced to 6 to 15 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Girl with Down Syndrome
    On Friday, March 28, 43-year-old Ramiro Sanchez of Detroit was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for raping a girl last summer, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Sanchez allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome in…
Rank this Week: 1258

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform
    The final budget bill was recently passed in New York State containing several provisions for Out-of-Network ("OON") reforms. The major changes related to OON reform include: 1) transparency provisions requiring the reestablishment of…
  • Apr 8

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced in a Federal Register notice that it is creating a new data-collection program for hospice quality reporting called the Hospice Item Set ("HIS") System. The HIS System,…
  • Apr 8

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information
    On April 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced its intent to publish data on its payments to individual physicians. Beginning on April 9, 2014, CMS plans to release information regarding the charges for…
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Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    Provisional Patent Application

    Provisional Patent Application
    I get a lot of questions from clients about “provisional patents." Let me just start this blog by clarifying once and for all that there is no such thing as a “provisional patent” anywhere in the Patent Act. However, since…
  • Apr 2

    Bitcoin Update

    Bitcoin Update
    The IRS has warned that virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are to be treated as property and not as currency for tax purposes. Read this latest Bitcoin update on our tax blog. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Check out this blog post from…
  • Mar 25

    PART 3: New Michigan Law Permits Intrastate Crowdfunding

    PART 3: New Michigan Law Permits Intrastate Crowdfunding
    Part 1 and 2 of this series discussed the basic requirements that must be met to utilize Michigan’s new intrastate crowdfunding exemption. This post will discuss the definition of an “accredited investor.” The distinction…
Rank this Week: 3690

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 8

    How the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility covers uninsured people hurt in car accident

    How the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility covers uninsured people hurt in car accident
    The Michigan No Fault law requires all drivers and car owners to carry No Fault auto insurance to protect themselves and their family members in case of an accident. The consequences for not having No Fault insurance are extremely harsh. For…
  • Mar 26

    10 questions to ask an agent when shopping for auto insurance

    10 questions to ask an agent when shopping for auto insurance
    Price is usually the only question that most people have when they're shopping for auto insurance. But there's so much more to consider. As an insurance attorney, I see what happens after the crash, when people are hurt and need help. And…
  • Mar 19

    Two new insurance "reform" proposals surface in Michigan in 2014

    Two new insurance "reform" proposals surface in Michigan in 2014
    There are two new proposals to change the Michigan No Fault auto insurance system. The two plans are Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's (R-Marshall) "Substitute for HB 4612" and Senate Bill 818, introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge…
Rank this Week: 3973

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 8

    Equestrian Safety Helmet

    Equestrian Safety Helmet
    Equine activities can deliver a deadly impact to your head if you get kicked or fall. Safety helmets are designed to cushion and re-distribute the force of certain blows to the head. Depending on the impact you sustain, your safety helmet…
  • Apr 1

    Is a Horse Really "Abandoned"?

    Is a Horse Really "Abandoned"?
    When a horse facility takes in a horse for care and keeping, but the horse's owner fails to pay boarding fees and is nowhere to be found, is the horse "abandoned"? Surprisingly, many stables simply draw their own conclusions and then take…
  • Mar 18

    Liability Releases and Equine Activity Liability Acts: Utah's Highest Court Addresses How One Affects the Other

    Liability Releases and Equine Activity Liability Acts: Utah's Highest Court Addresses How One Affects the Other
    Since the equine activity liability acts were enacted, a question has arisen as to whether a person can legally sign away claims under them. According to the majority of courts across the country addressing the issue, the answer is "yes."…
Rank this Week: 2254

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN

    Lectures in History: Andrew Johnson & the 14th Amendment | C-SPAN
    This is an excellent historical perspective on the 14th Amendment to the U.S .Constitution. Professor Ross describes it as Congress' peace treaty to the South. That is quite accurate. He also notes that it only came about because of a…
  • Mar 29

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
Rank this Week: 2775

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnYou need to be an appellate lawyer to follow the recent high-speed developments in the same-sex marriage jurisprudence coming to a rapid boil across the country.  The principal case here in Michigan has had some…
  • Mar 28

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit
    Detroit Police are seeking anyone that knew the 23-year old international graffiti artist, Bilal Berreni, during his brief and fatal stay here in the 313.  The young VIP International was shot in the face at the long-abandoned…
  • Mar 22

    Michigan's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

    Michigan's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional
    Michigan's first couple with their lawyerUnited States District Court Judge Bernard Friedman, in a historic ruling, not only held that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages, set forth in our state constitution, violates the U.S. Constitution,…
Rank this Week: 1357

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: 3686

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer
    Our medical negligence lawyers represent patients and nursing home residents who develop bed sores and decubitus ulcers while in a Michigan health care facility. These conditions develop because the nursing home staff failed to take the…
  • Mar 19

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home
    The nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases involving the failure to diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction, or fecal impaction, in a nursing home resident.  A fecal impaction is a medical emergency that can be fatal if there is a…
  • Mar 11

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home
    Our Michigan group home lawyers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit for a family of a resident who died from a fall out of a transportation van.  The case involves a 69 year old group home resident who had a medical history that…
Rank this Week: 4965

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 2

    Whitney Houston's Family Is Fighting - Is Estate Money To Blame?

    Whitney Houston's Family Is Fighting - Is Estate Money To Blame?
    Whitney Houston’s family has been through its share of disagreements since the pop diva passed away on February 11, 2012. Early on, there was trouble at the funeral, sparking concerns of a feud with Bobby Brown. Recently, however, the…
  • Mar 5

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Highlights Four Planning Pitfall

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Highlights Four Planning Pitfall
    Oscar-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died on February 2nd from a drug overdose. Recently, his long-time girlfriend and mother of his three children, Marianne O’Donnell, filed to open Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate and to…
  • Mar 5

    Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning

    Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning
    The 2014 Oscars are complete. Trial & Heirs looks back at past Oscar winners like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Heath Ledger, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando. Their estates illustrate important estate planning lessons that…
Rank this Week: 513

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too
    Were here at the electronic divorce attorney are not big fans of digitizing personal therapy in an app.  Or the divorce process for that matter.Today's Freep touted the article Digital Divorce, profiling some nifty digital cell…
  • Mar 31

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label
    By: Amanda ChapmanAbout one year ago, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently gave us one more reason to care about legal custody when negotiating a divorce with minor children.  During the divorce process it is often difficult for those…
  • Mar 30

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele
    Gwyneth Paltrow: Recentlyand Consciously Uncoupled.Among some of the more enlightened Hollywood luminaries, it's not a divorce; it is a "conscious uncoupling".  This is the term veteran actress Gwyneth Paltrow used on her website this…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Apr 1

    Howard, Masck Settle “Heisman Pose” Copyright Dispute

    Howard, Masck Settle “Heisman Pose” Copyright Dispute
    Last year we reported on a copyright suit filed by local photographer Brian Masck against former U-M Football great Desmond Howard, Sports Illustrated, and others for infringing the copyright to Masck’s iconic photograph of Howard…
  • Mar 29

    MIPLA Considers Patent Damages For April Meeting

    MIPLA Considers Patent Damages For April Meeting
    MIPLA’s April 8, 2014 meeting will feature Rick Bero of The Bero Group presenting on “Hot Topics in Patent Damages.”   More details below. Tweet
  • Mar 26

    PTAB Judges, IPR Program To Visit Cooley Law On April 24

    PTAB Judges, IPR Program To Visit Cooley Law On April 24
    The USPTO is planning its popular AIA Roadshow program for 2014. This year’s roundtable program will focus on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method administrative challenge…
Rank this Week: 3150

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Covers Michigan criminal issues. By the Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC.

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

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?
    This past Christmas Eve, the Flint Township Police Department arrested 21 year old John McMorris for allegedly carrying a concealed pistol without a permit. Ultimately McMorris was released without being charged for any crime; however, after…
  • Mar 28

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar
    Chris Brown is behind bars…again. The R&B singer was dismissed from his Malibu Rehab Facility mid March for “for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.” Browns request to enter another rehab…
  • Jan 20

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology
                   Wearable technology has begun trending and has taken over as the new must have item. Amongst these new products, Google Glass is especially exciting for consumers as it functions as a…
Rank this Week: 3905

Steve Harms - Credit and…

Steve Harms - Credit and Collections

Information for credit and collections professionals.

http://steveharms-creditandcollections.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!
    So, what would happen if your validation letter to a debtor read that the debtor has to respond within "30 days of receiving this letter" rather than within "30 days after receiving this letter"???A suit was brought on the use of "of"…
  • Mar 28

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it
    Collection attorneys dealing with consumer debtors in matters of litigation are frustrated endlessly by the FDCPA communication requirements as "communications" are to be conveyed to a debtor only if the debt collector id's himself/herself as…
  • Mar 28

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption
    In prior postings on this site, I've expressed the need to be creative and be willing to develop strategies as to the most effective forms of post judgment collection remedies.Be aware that numerous resources are exempt in whole or in…
Rank this Week: 3723

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/
  • Mar 28

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win
    In one of my recent driver's license restoration articles, I described the mixed blessing of my office receiving so many calls inquiring about hiring me for a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. I noted that, to my dismay, lots…
  • Mar 24

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer with over 23 years' experience, it has long been the case that women are a significant part of my client base. In a recent conversation, however, I was reminded of some of the...
  • Mar 21

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win
    In order to win a Michigan driver's license restoration case, you have to invest a lot of time. As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I guarantee that I'll win each case I take, by only accepting cases for people...
Rank this Week: 369

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: 4254

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    The first consideration in the analysis is the length of the marriage.  In order to be entitled to the other spouse’s social security benefits the marriage must have lasted 10 years or more. A marriage which lasts 10 years or more…
  • Oct 19

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS
    A large percentage of divorced persons, widows, and widowers subsequently remarry one or more times. It is important to consider the legal effect divorces may have on any pre-existing estate plans including wills, trusts, non-probate…
  • Oct 17

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce
    When people get divorced, they often sell the marital residence. In 2010, divorced couples are learning there is less equity in their homes and the ability to sell a non-foreclosed or short-saled property is impacted by these market…
Rank this Week: 4426

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/
  • Mar 21

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?
    Divorce Corp purports to expose a "corrupt" system. "Divorce Corp" is a "documentary." Joseph Sorge was pretty steamed after a trial court judge ordered him to pay his ex-wife's attorney fees in a post-judgment…
  • Mar 19

    Post-judgment Custody Modification

    Post-judgment Custody Modification
    In this digital age, letting loose with digital messages (emails, text messages) or even letters disseminating information to third parties happens far too often in custody and parenting time matters. When are they going to learn? Facebook,…
  • Mar 12

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy
    In a gripping report, NBC's 20/20 documents the abduction of two American children from the US to Slovakia. The children were born in American during the mother's marriages to two different men. One of the fathers successfully used social…
Rank this Week: 242

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 4977

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

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

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3589

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Trustee in Bankruptcy Shot Down on Attempt to Reach Traditionally Protected Individual Retirement Annuity

    Trustee in Bankruptcy Shot Down on Attempt to Reach Traditionally Protected Individual Retirement Annuity
    The bankruptcy case of Running v. Miller (In re Miller) is one of those cases where the Trustee in bankruptcy, in a zealous effort to grab the debtor's assets, ignores the Internal Revenue Code ("Tax Code"), common practice and common sense.…
  • Jan 31

    Creditors Can Reach Profit Sharing Plan Assets After All ..... But Only in Certain Situation

    Creditors Can Reach Profit Sharing Plan Assets After All ..... But Only in Certain Situation
    Asset protection planning attorneys are often asked about protections that are available for qualified retirement plans and whether retirement plan assets are subject to claims of creditors. As a general rule the account of a participant in a…
  • May 28

    Asset Protection Planning Developments and Reminder

    Asset Protection Planning Developments and Reminder
    As an asset protection planning attorney who practices in Michigan and Ohio, I am well aware that this area of the law is very fluid. Recent cases remind us that the law changes from time to time and that there are frequent exceptions to the…
Rank this Week: 3141

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 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL
    SMDA prepared a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of a gentleman who had been forced to stop working as a press operator as a result of ongoing orthopedic problems with his neck. He had underwent cervical discectomy surgery as a…
  • Feb 28

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
  • Feb 4

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 1828

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 11

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

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender
    A recent storyline on the Shotime series 'Shameless' has focused on the show's protagonist being charged with a crime for the first time. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless' lead played brilliantly by Emmy Rossum, is charged with narcotic possession…
  • Jan 21

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan

    Everything that you wanted to Know about the HYTA Law in Michigan
    In Michigan, the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, commonly known as HYTA, is covered by statute, MCL 762.11. The essence of HYTA is that it allows for dismissal of eligible criminal offenses committed by youthful offenders. This statute applies…
  • Jan 12

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public
    In Michigan, the crime of public urination is not included in the Michigan Compiled Laws. However, many towns, villages and cities have ordinances against such behavior and offenders may be arrested for violating the ordinances. For example,…
Rank this Week: 3050

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
  • Mar 3

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report
    Public records such as judgments and tax liens can mistakenly be placed on your credit report.  This error happens quite frequently to people with similar names.  It can have a major negative impact on your credit score so you want…
  • Feb 24

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score
    When you have bad credit, or little-to-no credit it can be a struggle to find a creditor that is willing to give you an opportunity to show you are able to manage new debt. This makes it even more difficult to improve your credit. One easy…
Rank this Week: 3235

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 4

    Congress Finally Gives us Answers on Estate and Gift Tax

    Congress Finally Gives us Answers on Estate and Gift Tax
    To quote former President Gerald Ford, with respect to the Federal Estate and Gift Tax: "our long, national nightmare is over." Late on January 1, Congress enacted "The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012." I won't go into great detail…
Rank this Week: 3823

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Feb 26

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization
    Are you a military veteran who lives in the Detroit area and have questions about VA Benefits? If so, it is important to understand how your service is characterized because your eligibility for benefits is directly tied to your military…
  • Feb 21

    VA Benefit Increase

    VA Benefit Increase
    Despite the budget battle, the federal government has approved an increase for non-service connected benefits provided by the VA for wartime vets equal to the Social Security annual cost of living adjustment. If you are a Michigan wartime…
  • Feb 14

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living
    Detroit and Grand Rapids area veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits to supplement the cost of their care for either assisted living, independent living with care, or in home care. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…
Rank this Week: 2600

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Feb 5

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014

    New Mortgage Servicing Rules Effective January 10, 2014
    Here is a summary of the New Real Estate Settlement Act and Truth in Lending Act that take effect in 2014: Consumers must be provided with a periodic statement showing information on the payment due and the application of past payments. If a…
  • Feb 3

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre

    The Student Loan Crisis was addressed by President Obama in his State of the Union Addre
    President Obama’s remarks about student loans during his State of the Union address ring true for millions. The President’s succinct message about the massive burden posed by student loans to millions of Americans was spot on: Cap…
  • Jan 28

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT

    SEN. KRISTEN GILLIBRAND: RENEWING A CALL FOR HER FEDERAL LOAN REFINANCING ACT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates, urging President Barack Obama to push the effort in his State of the Union speech…
Rank this Week: 2298

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 21

    Farmington Hills Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Lawsuit

    Farmington Hills Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Lawsuit
    A Michigan dog bite lawsuit was recently settled on behalf of a victim attacked in Farmington Hills.  Our dog bite lawyers are representing the victim, a woman who suffers permanent scarring on her face as a result of the attack. Our…
  • Nov 26

    Oakland County Dog Bite & Attack Lawyer

    Oakland County Dog Bite & Attack Lawyer
    Our dog bite lawyers in Oakland County represent victims of dog bites and attacks. These vicious attacks often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment.  Under Michigan law, a person injured by an attacking dog does have…
  • Nov 20

    Detroit Postal Workers Bitten By Dogs Is Common

    Detroit Postal Workers Bitten By Dogs Is Common
    Our dog bite lawyers represent United States postal workers and mail carriers who have been attacked while on their mail route. If you or someone you know is a postal worker who suffered serious injuries in a dog attack, call our top…
Rank this Week: 4850

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

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

    Discharging Student Loan

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

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

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

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 4293