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Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

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

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

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

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

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

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

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 276

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/
Rank this Week: 338

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Jan 20

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu
    Judge Danny J. Boggs recently took senior status, creating a second vacancy on the Sixth Circuit. Judge Boggs has served the Court for over 30 years, including as Chief Judge, and he was appointed by President Reagan. Recent press reports…
  • Jan 18

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court
    In February of last year, we reported on the Sixth Circuit’s split-panel holding that it had jurisdiction to review challenges to the validity of the “Clean Water Rule” (which clarifies the term “waters of the United…
  • Jan 9

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court
    Normally, a regulatory-takings plaintiff must seek compensation through “procedures the State has provided,” before suing in federal court.  Last week, in a unanimous unpublished opinion, Lilly Investments v. City of…
Rank this Week: 858

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?

    When the University is a Fraud What Becomes of the Student Loans?
    Should student loans be forgiven when the university turns out to be a fraud? This is what a small group of students of the now-defunct ITT Education Services and the Corinthian Colleges have asserted.ITT shut its doors when the U.S.…
  • Dec 28

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce

    Unauthorized Email Access in Divorce
    What would you do if you discovered your spouse was being unfaithful and you wanted rock solid evidence to present to your divorce lawyer? Be careful not to go to far into your spouse's computer or you may run afoul of applicable wiretapping…
  • Dec 23

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?

    The Engagement Ring: Whose Property?
    So often, the holiday season is the season of love. Many men muster their courage to "pop the question" during the holidays.In the Western marital tradition, a man typically requests the hand of his intended in marriage with the conditional…
Rank this Week: 623

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?

    Are Convicted Felons Sentenced to Life, Regardless of the Sentence They Actually Serve?
    In Michigan and all other states in the U.S., felony offenses are considered more serious than those classified as misdemeanors. A felony charge can be related to anything from tax fraud or distributing illegal drugs to some theft offenses or…
  • Jan 11

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU

    Michigan, Juvenile ‘Lifers’ and the ACLU
    In November it was announced the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was filing suit against the state of Michigan over the state’s unclear standards regarding denial of parole to juvenile lifers.  In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court…
  • Jan 5

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?

    Non-Profit or Non-Realistic?
    What if I told you that there was a non-profit business that you know and respect that was misrepresenting their financial report and in the process of doing so continually have gotten investors to place hard earned money into their company?…
Rank this Week: 729

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor

    OIG Finalizes New Transportation Safe Harbor
    On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule”) codifying new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and…
  • Dec 9

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant

    ALJ Appeals Adjudication Backlog Update: AHA’s Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellant
    Relief will (eventually) be granted to Medicare appellants.  After a years-long battle, on December 5, 2016, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted mandamus relief to the American Hospital Association…
  • Dec 8

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie

    OIG Issues Policy Statement Regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiarie
    The OIG issued a Policy Statement regarding Gifts of Nominal Value to Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries. Under section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…
Rank this Week: 1162

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/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution

    OCR Phishing Scam: Reminder to Use Caution
    On November 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services issued an alert notifying providers of a “phishing” email.  According to the alert, the email is being circulated on fake HHS…
  • Sep 28

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance

    Are Your Business Associate Agreements Up to Date? Recent Settlement Highlights Importance
    Care New England Health System (CNE) recently paid $400,000 to settle allegations of HIPAA violations on behalf of covered entities for which CNE had performed administrative and technical services subject to a business associate…
  • Aug 1

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative

    Michigan Selected as a Market for CMS Primary Care Payment Initiative
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 10 states chosen for its Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative.  Michigan has been chosen for statewide participation.  In addition to…
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Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 26

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket
    College Football Season: Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets The college football season has started and with that students are being ticketed while tailgating.  Whether you’re studying at Wayne State University, Michigan State…
  • Oct 26

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney
    Looking for a Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney? We can help. Has the State of Michigan made it difficult for you to obtain a divorce?  Previously it was difficult to obtain a same sex divorce in this state.  This was because…
  • Oct 26

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney
    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorneys Recently the Michigan Court of Appeals heard a case involving an individual charged with operating while intoxicated after he drove drunk on his driveway.  …
Rank this Week: 835

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 25

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day
    Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims – not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is…
  • Apr 25

    How to report an unsafe trucking company

    How to report an unsafe trucking company
    A lawyer’s response to a plea from a truck driver bring pressured by his employer to break the laws I recently received a plea for help from a truck driver who e-mailed me: “The company that I drive for has … Continue…
  • Apr 24

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney
    Jordan Jones is the latest addition to the Michigan Auto Law team. Jordan started off at the firm as a law clerk, and he’s hit the ground running faster than perhaps any new personal injury attorney in Michigan. Jordan already ……
Rank this Week: 1185

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jan 19

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR
    The USPTO’s PTAB held that the term “drive module” was a means-plus-function limitation subject to 35 U.S.C. § 112, sixth paragraph (now 112(f))  in its decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in Apple…
  • Jan 18

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element
    One of the first rules often taught to a young patent attorney, especially for mechanical apparatus claims, is to avoid inferential claiming, i.e., avoid introducing a new element in the middle of a recitation of another element.  This…
  • Jan 17

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct
    The filer of a petition to revive an expired patent met the intent prong of the test for inequitable conduct by acting with at best willful ignorance; the filer certified that a failure to pay a maintenance fee was unintentional when he not…
Rank this Week: 3691

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?
    A 2016 Supreme Court case, Husky International v. Ritz, holds that if a debtor makes a fraudulent transfer, even if several years prior to filing the petition, any debt related to such fraudulent transfer will be nondischargeable. Section…
  • Dec 21

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
  • Sep 30

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained a Bankruptcy Court decision holding that annuities qualifying for income tax deferral under Section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) are exempt assets and therefore cannot…
Rank this Week: 4117

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Jan 17

    Baby Court: Hope for More Permanence in Young Familie

    Baby Court: Hope for More Permanence in Young Familie
    Nicholas Kristof's Blog On the Ground in the New York Times online offers Kristof's readers a public forum within which to present and discuss alternative views, innovative approachs, and forward-thinking ideas about social issues. One such…
  • Dec 16

    *HEADS UP!! REWRITE of Uniformed Svcs Former Spouses' Protection Act

    *HEADS UP!! REWRITE of Uniformed Svcs Former Spouses' Protection Act
    Mark E. Sullivan, COL, USA (Ret.), a frequent guest author on this Blog, offers lawyers and military spouses alike important information about pending legislation, not yet law, regarding division of military retirements. Military retirements…
  • Nov 3

    Divorce and Electronic Data | Be Forewarned

    Divorce and Electronic Data | Be Forewarned
    Facebook A New York Times article published on October 31, 2016, discussing access to and ownership of electronic data published today was certainly interesting. It was all the more interesting when I learned that one of my clients had had…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • Jan 10

    COA: Trial Court Judge’s Denial of DHHS Access to Hospital Records an Abuse of Discretion

    COA: Trial Court Judge’s Denial of DHHS Access to Hospital Records an Abuse of Discretion
    The Court of Appeals vacated three protective orders issued by Genesee Circuit Judge Geoffrey Neithercut that prevented the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHHS) from accessing McClaren-Flint Hospital medical records in Department of…
  • Jan 6

    Medicare Reimbursement and Private Causes of Action for Double Damages under 42 USC139y(b)(3)(A)

    Medicare Reimbursement and Private Causes of Action for Double Damages under 42 USC139y(b)(3)(A)
    Confused about when you may and may not pursue a private cause of action for double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act? You are not alone! This article surveys recent case law and outlines when you can, and cannot, bring a private…
  • Dec 30

    The Costs Related to an Appeal

    The Costs Related to an Appeal
    Liisa Speaker Discusses the costs related to an appeal:How much will an Appeal cost?The main factors are: -The number of issues in the case-The length of proceedings/and complexity of proceedings- The number of days of the hearings or…
Rank this Week: 1786

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Michigan Jailers Ignore Suicidal Inmate’s Pleas for Help

    Michigan Jailers Ignore Suicidal Inmate’s Pleas for Help
    Shortly before attempting to hang herself at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, 25-year-old inmate Janika Edmond asked prison guards for a suicide prevention vest, a restrictive smock with Velcro used to prevent someone from…
  • Jan 3

    Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendants, Pursuant to Firefighter Rule

    Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendants, Pursuant to Firefighter Rule
    Kristy Bastine, a Westland police officer, sued the city of Dearborn Heights, the city of Southfield, and Dearborn Heights Police Officer Tim Ciochon after being injured while participating in SWAT training in 2012. In a recent decision, the…
  • Dec 28

    Michigan Appeals Court Reverses Ruling for Defendant Gym Following Rock Climbing Injury

    Michigan Appeals Court Reverses Ruling for Defendant Gym Following Rock Climbing Injury
    In April 2014, plaintiff David Alvarez plummeted from a rock climbing wall at LifeTime Fitness Center in Novi, Michigan. Alvarez had taken his family to the center. Neither his wife nor daughter had climbed before, and everyone signed a…
Rank this Week: 2143

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Covers laws, legal developments, and "fine points" in the law that can have important consequences for businesses, associations, companies, non-profits, and individual horse owners. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.equinelawblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Right of First Refusal Clauses: Are They Worth the Paper They’re Written On?

    Right of First Refusal Clauses: Are They Worth the Paper They’re Written On?
    What is a Right of First Refusal? Equine-related contracts sometimes include a “right of first refusal” clause that restricts how a horse can be re-sold. Through these clauses, a horse buyer agrees to give the seller an…
  • Dec 13

    What You Wish You Considered for Your Equine Lease

    What You Wish You Considered for Your Equine Lease
    Equine lease transactions have become increasingly popular. Surprisingly, some people continue to lease horses merely on a handshake or use very short lease agreements, only to encounter costly problems later. Over the years, several people…
  • Nov 29

    Unbounded Risk in Open Range District

    Unbounded Risk in Open Range District
    Driving along a highway at night, motorists don’t expect to see herds of cattle or horses. In designated “open range” districts, however, these animals could potentially cross the road in the day or night. So what happens…
Rank this Week: 3091

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act
    During the recent lame duck session in December, 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at consolidating the licensing and regulation of skilled trades, including residential builders, electricians, plumbing and…
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
  • Sep 15

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement
    On September 6, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the "Michigan Fair and Open Competition in Government Construction Act" (PA 98 of 2011).  The act prohibits a city, village, township or other governmental…
Rank this Week: 1649

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: 4026

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/
  • Jan 2

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?
    With all the competition for customers (from lawyers and non-lawyers alike) in the estate planning field, it is easy to see why the consuming public has the perception that an estate plan merely consists of a pre-printed form, or a set of…
  • Dec 5

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan
    Occasionally, during an Estate Planning conference with clients, this question comes up.  As an Estate Planning lawyer, I should probably be more pro-active about suggesting this topic.  As a professional, however, I always feel…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4033

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jan 2

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC
    Recently it was reported that Grant Perry, a wide receiver for the University of Michigan football team from Royal Oak was arrested after allegedly touching a woman in an inappropriate manner as Perry and the woman were in line waiting to…
  • Dec 2

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting
    Recently it was revealed that two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were arrested after Detroit police claim the teens were interfering in a prostitution sting.  The teens are now filing suit against police, saying they were mistreated…
  • Oct 14

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence
    There are dozens of myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault and violence, but what are the facts? While there are countless people who are innocent sitting behind bars today for crimes they did not commit in every state in the…
Rank this Week: 4988

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt Koehler The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)…
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 3706

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Macomb County Retail Fraud Update

    Macomb County Retail Fraud Update
    This is an updated article in our series about retail fraud cases which are handled extensively by our criminal defense lawyers in Macomb County. We have posted several other articles relating to retail fraud that are referenced at the end of…
  • Nov 23

    RECKLESS DRIVING IN MICHIGAN: IN MANY RESPECTS WORSE THAN A DRUNK DRIVING

    RECKLESS DRIVING IN MICHIGAN: IN MANY RESPECTS WORSE THAN A DRUNK DRIVING
    Reckless Driving does not require an accident of any kind and is comparable in many respects to a drunk driving As a policy, our Firm does not use ‘scare tactics’ to get your attention.  On the contrary, our aim is to inform…
  • Nov 11

    Hit and Run Accidents are Charged as a Traffic Crime (Leaving Scene of Accident), Leaving the Scene to Avoid a DUI or DWLS

    Hit and Run Accidents are Charged as a Traffic Crime (Leaving Scene of Accident), Leaving the Scene to Avoid a DUI or DWLS
    In Michigan, the offense of leaving the scene of an accident (aka: failing to give identification at the scene of a crash) is charged as a crime. Leaving the scene of an accident is often abbreviated by the police and on Macomb County court…
Rank this Week: 3390

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

Covers health care reform, HIPAA, compliance, regulations, billing/payment, Medicare & Medicaid, fraud & abuse, employment, tax and other related topics. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3089

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/
  • Dec 19

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?
    For many couples, the bulk of their assets are located in retirement accounts. The division of these assets, and the tax consequences associated with such, is a significant concern. Generally, you are entitled to half of the marital portion…
  • Dec 1

    Social Security and Divorce

    Social Security and Divorce
    As long as an individual was married at least 10 years, was divorced, and is currently single, he or she can collect Social Security benefits on an ex-spouse’s earning record as if they were still married. This applies even if the…
  • Nov 15

    How to prepare financially for a divorce

    How to prepare financially for a divorce
    When you are considering filing for divorce, it is helpful to understand your financial situation  – both individually and as a couple. You will want to have a general idea of the marital assets and debts. This will allow…
Rank this Week: 3855

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/
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
  • Oct 3

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement

    CMS Reopens Hospital Appeals Settlement
    On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it intends to reopen the hospital inpatient status settlement that was initially released in 2014.  CMS’ announcement means…
Rank this Week: 3893

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/
  • Dec 12

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office recently implemented new rules (the “Rules”) governing the designation and maintenance of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent information under a new electronic system. The Rules…
  • Dec 6

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan
    No matter how carefully, thoughtfully and diligently a company works to prevent it, data breaches happen. Company management, IT teams and outside consultants can do everything right and still end up dealing with a breach. That means that…
  • Nov 20

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft
    According to the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”), an estimated 17.6 million Americans aged 16 or older were victims of at least one attempt or incident of identity theft in 2014. Identity theft takes many forms - from stealing…
Rank this Week: 3090

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: 3079

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/
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
  • Sep 15

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson
    The death of Gene Wilder saddened Willa Wonka fans across the globe — not to mention fans of Blazin’ Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many others. When his family issued a statement saying that Alzheimer’s disease claimed…
Rank this Week: 4371

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/
  • Dec 1

    Michigan State Trooper Charged with “Super Drunk” DUI after Allegedly Crashing into a Home While Intoxicated

    Michigan State Trooper Charged with “Super Drunk” DUI after Allegedly Crashing into a Home While Intoxicated
    A Michigan State Trooper has been arrested for charges claiming that he violated the state’s “Super Drunk” law when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident last month. According to a local news report discussing the…
  • Nov 30

    Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Heroin Arrest

    Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Heroin Arrest
    Over the last 10 years, an epidemic of opiate and opioid abuse has killed thousands of Americans and may be getting worse. Both state and federal authorities have refined their policing strategy and stepped up enforcement to address the…
  • Nov 15

    Michigan Woman Arrested for Alleged DUI After Hit-and-Run Crash

    Michigan Woman Arrested for Alleged DUI After Hit-and-Run Crash
    A recently published article in the Detroit Free Press mentions the arrest of a 30-year-old Romulus woman for charges of DUI causing a serious injury after she allegedly caused a chain-reaction accident on Interstate 94 and later fled the…
Rank this Week: 2773

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You
    Michigan injury victims beware and be smart.  Insurance companies act like your best friend in their funny little ads on TV but treat you like a criminal as soon as you make a claim and investigate your background more thoroughly…
  • Sep 19

    Can I Re-Negotiate a Case that has Previously Settled?

    Can I Re-Negotiate a Case that has Previously Settled?
    Some people work to negotiate a settlement on their own, only to find that the amount did not sufficiently cover their damages. They may wish to re-open negotiations to try to get more for their injuries. Unfortunately, once a case has been…
  • Sep 12

    The Importance of Seeing a Doctor as Quickly as Possible

    The Importance of Seeing a Doctor as Quickly as Possible
    The moments after an accident are frenzied. A person’s adrenaline is pumping, they are trying to process what just happened, and they likely aren’t thinking very clearly. Because of this, a person might feel totally fine in the…
Rank this Week: 2502

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Nov 22

    Overtime Rules Halted Before December 1 Deadline

    Overtime Rules Halted Before December 1 Deadline
    A Texas federal judge has stopped the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled for December 1, 2016. Significantly, the court issued a nationwide injunction. The decision to enjoin the…
  • Nov 2

    Pitfalls in Contracting with Employee Staffing Companie

    Pitfalls in Contracting with Employee Staffing Companie
    Business owners are increasingly considering the use of outside vendors to meet workforce needs. This is especially true for temporary employees or flexible staffing solutions. But companies must carefully review any contractual terms apply…
  • Oct 28

    Labor Department Seeks Information From Employers and Employees About FMLA

    Labor Department Seeks Information From Employers and Employees About FMLA
    On October 28, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) gave notice that it is seeking comments from employers and employees about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The notice is available here Federal Register. The comments will be used to…
Rank this Week: 3695

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/
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
Rank this Week: 4315

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    SMDA SETTLES AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM FOR OVER $1 MILLION

    SMDA SETTLES AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM FOR OVER $1 MILLION
    Partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently settled an auto injury claim for $1,195,000.00 for a husband and wife who were the victims of a violent car accident. The couple was traveling to see their granddaughter’s new apartment on a…
  • Jul 18

    SMDA Is A Proud Sponsor Of JennaThon

    SMDA Is A Proud Sponsor Of JennaThon
    The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation is an all volunteer, grass roots organization whose goal is to bring a smile to the face of a child that is suffering. The mission of The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation is to…
  • May 9

    Why Uninsured And Underinsured Coverage Is Important

    Why Uninsured And Underinsured Coverage Is Important
    ot many people know about uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage covers you when you are injured as a result of a driver who did not have insurance, a hit and run driver, or a driver of a stolen car.…
Rank this Week: 4698

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 4210

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 4496

Hermiz Law

Hermiz Law

Covers family law.

http://www.hermizlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?
      Child Support! Help! In Michigan, to determine how much child support a parent pays, the courts use a formula called the Michigan Child Support Guidelines. This formula is based largely on the income of the parties and the amount…
  • Feb 22

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched
    PaperStreet Web Design launches HermizLaw.com, the official website of HermizLaw, a Michigan based law firm.
  • Feb 22

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?
    Before filing for divorce, a party must reside in the State of Michigan for at least 180 days preceding the filing of the complaint and must reside in the county where the complaint is filed for at least 10 days preceding the filing of the…
Rank this Week: 1759

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 8

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor
    Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in…
  • Feb 10

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion
    Team members pictured: Sarah Tarockoff, Thomas Jacobs, Christina Iski, Marko Stakich, Tiffane Post, Bridjet Morris, and Barton Morris. Last month we had the privilege to do a little volunteer work in the kitchen of I Am My Brother’s…
  • Dec 31

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended
    HOW TO FIGHT A CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL AND KEEP YOUR LICENSE FROM BEING SUSPENDED The penalty for refusing a breath alcohol test is harsh: a one year license suspension with no guarantee for a restricted. If someone has been arrested for…
Rank this Week: 2772

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: 3742

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 4935

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/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 1635

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Nov 23

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may now have the ability to file for benefits. The Department of Veteran's Affairs recently expanded its list of ships that were subject to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam…
  • Nov 23

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may now have the ability to file for benefits. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently expanded its list of ships that were subject to Agent Orange exposure during the…
  • Nov 11

    Additional VA Benefit

    Additional VA Benefit
    We frequently come across others that assist veterans with benefits other than non-service connected benefits like aid and attendance. Benefits provided by the GI Bill or through the service connect programs can also assist veterans with…
Rank this Week: 4269

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
  • Nov 18

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child
    Our Michigan dog attack attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a one-year-old toddler who was viciously attacked by a dog while she was with her mother visiting one of her mother’s friends in Sturgis, Michigan. The…
  • Oct 29

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit
    Want to bring a Michigan dog bite lawsuit?  Here is what you need to know to get started on your case. First, it is essential that you choose the best dog bite lawyer for your case.  Our award winning attorney
  • Oct 29

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation
    Dog bite settlement amounts and compensation in Michigan are based upon a number of factors.  These include: The severity and type of your injuries (lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage) The location of any scar or disfigurement…
Rank this Week: 2732

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Nov 2

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit
    Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.  This classification of a…
  • Oct 30

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict
    An Oakland County, Michigan jury recently returned a $ 5,000,080.00 verdict in favor of the estate of a 90 year-old woman against a assisted living facility.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the son of a…
  • May 31

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement
    We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a Flint area Adult Foster Care Home.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the resident’s surviving family members in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. Our…
Rank this Week: 2743

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit
    An East-side lawyer that owns a medical marijuana distribution or transfer center -the lawyer refuses to call his business a dispensary- filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday. The complaint alleges the…
  • Aug 13

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial
    Jackson Circuit Judge John McBainA defendant in Jackson County was tried for murder in the 2010 death of his 3-month old son. The prosecutor's theory was that the father caused his infant son's death by shaking him or throwing him against a…
  • Aug 5

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional
    Lockridge with Attorney Jerry SabbotaLong-challenged in other states and repeatedly addressed at the SCOTUS, the Michigan Supreme Court finally abandoned the state legislature's attempt at a mandatory indeterminate sentencing scheme in favor…
Rank this Week: 4998