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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/
  • Aug 22

    Dearborn Heights Former School Board Member Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    Dearborn Heights Former School Board Member Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
    On August 15, U.S Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced that Janey Golani, a 54-year-old former Crestwood school board member, pleaded guilty to willfully filing false tax returns. Golani is a former education trustee of the board, and was…
  • Aug 21

    Tulsa Ex-Police Officer’s Conviction for Armed Robbery Upheld by Oklahoma Appeals Court

    Tulsa Ex-Police Officer’s Conviction for Armed Robbery Upheld by Oklahoma Appeals Court
    Approximately three weeks ago the conviction of Marvin Blades, Jr., a former Tulsa police officer, for armed robbery was affirmed by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, according to a news article at Tulsa World. Blades, who is 39 years…
  • Aug 21

    Oregon Man in a Pickle After License Suspended Over 33-year-old Ticket

    Oregon Man in a Pickle After License Suspended Over 33-year-old Ticket
    As strange as it sounds, a Portland man recently found out his driver’s license had been suspended just weeks earlier when he was pulled over by police. Kevin Berry, who though he was being pulled over for speeding, was informed by the…
Rank this Week: 191

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Aug 20

    Celebrity Legacies: The Anna Nicole Smith Estate Battle

    Celebrity Legacies: The Anna Nicole Smith Estate Battle
    So how long exactly does it take to resolve the dispute over the estate of an 89-year old Texas oil tycoon who married a 26-year old stripper and Playboy Playmate? Shouldn't the case end when both the stripper (Anna Nicole Smith) and her…
  • Aug 15

    Will Robin Williams' Estate Be Broke?

    Will Robin Williams' Estate Be Broke?
    The initial shock of Robin Williams’ tragic death, apparently from hanging himself, is giving way to reflections of his memory and legacy. Another question many people are asking is what happens next for his family and his estate. He…
  • Aug 13

    Jim Morrison's Estate And Legacy Marred By Probate Fight

    Jim Morrison's Estate And Legacy Marred By Probate Fight
    Who opened the door to battles over the Jim Morrison Estate? Who won ... and what did they win when the dust settled? And does drinking your loved one's blood constitute a valid marriage ceremony? This is installment #2 of our weekly Estate…
Rank this Week: 317

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/
  • Aug 7

    Mother's Refusal to Facilitate Relationship with Dad Leads to Loss of Custody

    Mother's Refusal to Facilitate Relationship with Dad Leads to Loss of Custody
    A parent's effort to destroy the children's relationship with the other parent shows that the father went from supervised parenting time to sole legal and primary physical custody--with a relocation to Arkansas. The mother was allowed…
  • Jul 27

    In Memoriam: John Mills, Esteemed Colleague

    In Memoriam: John Mills, Esteemed Colleague
    John Mills, skilled family lawyer and mediator, beloved family member of our Family Law Section's member Evelyn Redmond, passed away yesterday, July 26, 2014. Richard Victor and Scott Bassett, two members of the jass band known as "The…
  • Jul 21

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer
    Conferences are important and are a great place to make face-to-face contact with other lawyers who may refer work to you.
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • Aug 23

    “Dinosaur 13″ is Bullshit

    “Dinosaur 13″ is Bullshit
    According to Slate, anyway, in its article, “Don’t Believe the Anti-Government Tale Spun by This New Dinosaur Documentary.” The doc is from the POV of a losing party in a famed Indian property case, Black Hills Institute v.…
  • Aug 22

    Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria Sues California for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith Under IGRA

    Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria Sues California for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith Under IGRA
    Here is the complaint in Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria v. California (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This is an action brought under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §…
  • Aug 22

    Termination ICWA Case Out of Texas Court of Appeal

    Termination ICWA Case Out of Texas Court of Appeal
    Here. The opinion is 28 pages long and the court addresses notice (actual notice was sufficient even if not strictly ICWA compliant), active efforts (happened), state law requirements (harmonious with ICWA), standard of proof (met), jury…
Rank this Week: 384

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure

    OIG Posts New Guidance for Submitting a Contractor Self-Disclosure
    On August 12, 2014, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") posted new guidance for contractors self-disclosing violations of federal criminal law involving fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, or gratuity violations or violations of the…
  • Jul 16

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case

    Halifax Health to Pay $1M Settlement in False Claims Case
    One of the most widely viewed False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed against a hospital is coming to an end--Florida hospital, Halifax Health, is preparing to pay $1 million to settle a $73 million dollar Medicare overbilling case. Potentially,…
  • Jul 16

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation
    Companies doing business in highly-regulated industries, including the health care industry, were left holding their breath after a D.C. district court ruled that the attorney-client privilege doctrine did not attach to a company's internal…
Rank this Week: 637

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: 628

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/
  • Aug 22

    OCR Announces Start of HIPAA Audit Program Phase 2

    OCR Announces Start of HIPAA Audit Program Phase 2
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently announced that it will be initiating Phase 2 of the compliance audits mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health…
  • Aug 7

    FDA to Bolster its Regulation of Diagnostic Testing

    FDA to Bolster its Regulation of Diagnostic Testing
    With the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) on July 9, 2012, Congress expanded the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authority to safeguard and advance public health. Exercising such authority,…
  • Aug 1

    Bipartisan House Bill Proposes Increased Medicare Coverage of Telemedicine

    Bipartisan House Bill Proposes Increased Medicare Coverage of Telemedicine
    A bill amending Title XVIII of the Social Security Act will be proposed soon, marking the culmination of bipartisan efforts in the House of Representatives. Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) are prepared to…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
  • Sep 24

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video
    Gifts for caregivers are a great way to show your appreciation of their hard work! By Chris Berry Music is another one of the many wonderful gifts for caregivers. It has been show to help heal, reduce stress, and enhance … Continue…
Rank this Week: 775

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 889

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Aug 15

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?
    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges? The rumble of engines can be heard on Woodward Avenue as car collectors are gearing up for the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The official event will be held on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 but hundreds…
  • Jul 27

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List
    We are pleased to announce that Matthew Van Steenkiste has been selected to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a…
  • Jul 22

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014
    Brian Garmo, Manging Partner at Garmo & Kiste, PLC, has been named to the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters…
Rank this Week: 878

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: 806

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: 836

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/
  • Aug 21

    Pivots Cause Water Taking Issue

    Pivots Cause Water Taking Issue
    The High Plains Underground Water Conservation Board in Texas has chosen to limit the amount of water to be removed from the Olagalla Aquifer.  There is a concern that the water is being removed faster than it can be replenished. …
  • Aug 20

    Mortgage Bailout – Taking or Regulation?

    Mortgage Bailout – Taking or Regulation?
    Pershing Square’s initiation of an action against the United States government for the stripping of profits from Fannie Mae provides the issue of whether Fannie Mae and its sister entities are effectively government agencies or really…
  • Aug 14

    A Promise Made, A Promise Never Made

    A Promise Made, A Promise Never Made
    After reading the Columbus CEO article describing the recent Montgomery County Common Pleas decision, one would think that if the City promised that it would not condemn in the future, the promise would be binding. To the contrary, when it…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Aug 22

    Beware To The Verbose: Potential Cut To Brief Word Count Loom

    Beware To The Verbose: Potential Cut To Brief Word Count Loom
    Although judges typically admonish lawyers to be succinct, I suspect there are few of us out there who would say that they’ve never had a problem fitting a federal appellate brief within the 14,000 word limit.  That may soon become…
  • Aug 21

    Interesting Profile on Judge Bogg

    Interesting Profile on Judge Bogg
    Law360 recently published an interesting profile of Judge Danny Boggs, available here (subscription required). Although the article emphasizes the infamous “quiz” that Judge Boggs gives prospective law clerk candidates, it…
  • Aug 21

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Challenge To Mining Regulation

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Challenge To Mining Regulation
    In National Mining Association v. Secretary of Labor , the Sixth Circuit evaluated consolidated challenges to the promulgation of a new pattern of violations regulation by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 1403

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    SCOTUS and the Same-Sex Marriage Civil Rights Movement

    SCOTUS and the Same-Sex Marriage Civil Rights Movement
    Colasanti and Ryder outsideOakland Circuit Court in MarchWe here at the Law Blogger could not help but notice that same sex couple Frank Colasonti, Jr. and James Ryder were in federal court yesterday before U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith…
  • Aug 15

    Sixth Circuit Considers Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Sixth Circuit Considers Same-Sex Marriage Case
    The DeBoer same sex marriage and adoption case made big news in Michigan last spring when, following a bench trial, federal judge Bernard Friedman invalidated Michigan's ban against same-sex marriages.  The Michigan Attorney General…
  • Aug 10

    Can A Seat on Our High Court Be Purchased?

    Can A Seat on Our High Court Be Purchased?
    Plaintiffs' Lawyer Richard BernsteinThis Sunday's NYT carried an article about a well-funded right-wing challenge to three justices on the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Despite surviving the retention election [where a justice essentially…
Rank this Week: 1505

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: 1417

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
  • Aug 18

    Responding to Employee Absences Following Historic Metro Detroit Flood

    Responding to Employee Absences Following Historic Metro Detroit Flood
    This past week Metro Detroit was hit with a record rainstorm. After it was all said and done, many of the area freeways and streets were literally underwater and homes and basements were flooded with water and sewage. It was also…
  • Aug 5

    Discrimination Lawsuits Aren’t Rorschach Tests – They Should Not Be Subject to Interpretation

    Discrimination Lawsuits Aren’t Rorschach Tests – They Should Not Be Subject to Interpretation
    The Michigan Court of Appeals sent a strong message that employment lawsuits should not be analogous to a Rorschach test, i.e., subject to interpretation. Instead, there are certain fundamental pleading requirements that must be alleged…
Rank this Week: 1308

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/
  • Aug 15

    Driver's License Restoration and Clearance Appeals in Michigan Require Sobriety

    Driver's License Restoration and Clearance Appeals in Michigan Require Sobriety
    It seems that no matter how much I write about the importance of sobriety in a Michigan driver's license appeal, some people either miss it, or don't think I really mean it. I have tried, both on my website and...
  • Aug 11

    Appealing a Denial from the DAAD

    Appealing a Denial from the DAAD
    If you've lost your driver's license restoration appeal before the Michigan Secretary of State's Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD), the first thing you want to know is if there is anything you can do about it. Is it worth...
  • Aug 8

    Michigan Criminal Charges and Keeping a Clean Record

    Michigan Criminal Charges and Keeping a Clean Record
    If you are facing a criminal charge for just about anything, from possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended/revoked, possession of a controlled substance (meaning something other than marijuana), domestic violence to retail…
Rank this Week: 1557

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
  • Jan 8

    The Plea

    The Plea
    This is a post that received recognition as the 2013 "JDog Memorial Blawg Post" for the best post on criminal law, in the opinion of Scott Greenfield, a prolific law blogger over at Simple Justice and a veteran criminal defense lawyer…
  • Jan 6

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnLater this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce, in his State-of-the-State address, an executive initiative allowing the limited use of medical marijuana under a set of narrow circumstances.…
Rank this Week: 1290

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 14

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law
    The final days of 2012 saw a flurry of activity by the Michigan Legislature. Among the new legislation passed during an historic lame duck session was a significant legislative victory for contractors and design professionals.  Public…
Rank this Week: 1521

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan

    Rights People Lose and Consequences if Convicted of a Felony in Michigan
    Every criminal offense has a maximum penalty which defines whether its a misdemeanor or a felony. In Michigan, a felony is a crime that is punishable by two years or more. If you have been convicted of an offense that has a maximum penalty of…
  • Aug 1

    Your Digital Fourth Amendment Rights: Police must get warrant to search your phone

    Your Digital Fourth Amendment Rights: Police must get warrant to search your phone
    Because your cell phone is such a pervasive and insistent part of your daily life the United States Supreme Court in Riley v. California ruled that, absent an emergency, the police must have a warrant before searching one.  The Court…
  • Jul 25

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School

    Drunk Driving DUI Effects on a Nursing License or Nursing School
    A drunk driving OWI DUI conviction will have a significant impact on everyone’s life but some may be more than others. The medical profession including nurses are no exception. The State of Michigan has a duty to ensure that our medical…
Rank this Week: 2084

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/
  • Aug 16

    Trade Secret Protection Requires Steps to Protect Trade Secret

    Trade Secret Protection Requires Steps to Protect Trade Secret
    A defendant who misappropriated a plaintiff’s designs could not be liable for trade secret misappropriation no matter how nefarious the defendant’s conduct, where the plaintiff had not taken reasonable steps to protect prototypes…
  • Aug 9

    Precedential PTAB Decision Provides Reminder That PG Patent Review Is Barred By Prior Civil Action Challenging Validity

    Precedential PTAB Decision Provides Reminder That PG Patent Review Is Barred By Prior Civil Action Challenging Validity
    On November 15, 2013, SecureBuy, LLC, petitioned the US Patent and Trademark Office for review of U.S. Patent No. 7,051,002 under the America Invents Act’s transitional program for covered business method patents. Two weeks earlier, on…
  • Aug 2

    Patent “Assignee” Lacks Standing to Sue

    Patent “Assignee” Lacks Standing to Sue
    Clouding IP lacked standing to sue to enforce a set of patents it had purportedly purchased under a “Patent Assignment Agreement” because rights retained by Symantec, the seller, prevented Clouding from obtaining…
Rank this Week: 2326

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/
  • Aug 15

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest

    Michigan Meth Bust Ends in Two Arrest
    Late last month in Leelanau County, two people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a meth lab. According to a report by MLive.com, upon searching the home, police found chemicals and equipment that can be used to make meth.…
  • Jul 31

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked

    Man Arrested For Robbing the Bank Where His Girlfriend Worked
    Earlier this month in Illinois, a man was arrested for bank robbery. This may not seem like an unusual crime, but it happened to be the bank at which his girlfriend worked. To make matters even stranger, he was robbing the bank to pay…
  • Jul 15

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case
    Michigan police recently arrested two brothers for their alleged involvement in a murder that occurred over 25 years ago. According to a report by Fox 17, the victim was an eighteen-year-old woman. Evidently, she lived at home with her father…
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • Aug 15

    Could Obamacare save you money on your MI No Fault policy?

    Could Obamacare save you money on your MI No Fault policy?
    A recent RAND study says the Affordable Care Act could save you 2% on car insurance The Affordable Care Act (ACA) could save you 2% or more on car insurance. It isn't an insurance commercial or the main push behind the ACA, also called…
  • Aug 8

    Ask an attorney: The most important tip when shopping for car insurance

    Ask an attorney: The most important tip when shopping for car insurance
    How uninsured motorist coverage can protect you in case of a crash with a driver who does not have car insurance As a lawyer who has dealt with - and probably sued - every insurance company in Michigan over the past 20 years, people ask me…
  • Jul 24

    Why an insurance company must pay no fault benefits - even if they are also disputing no fault priority of payment

    Why an insurance company must pay no fault benefits - even if they are also disputing no fault priority of payment
    It happens all the time: Insurance companies refuse to pay because they claim there's another insurance company that has a higher priority to pay PIP (No Fault insurance benefits). Only it shouldn't be happening all time. Because even when…
Rank this Week: 1704

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/
Rank this Week: 1918

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
  • Aug 13

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement
    Our Michigan dog attack lawyers recently settled a claim for a 46-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a Rottweiler owned by a neighbor that attacked the Sheepdogs she was walking in her neighborhood.   The incident…
  • Jul 28

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack
    On July 23rd, a Metamora Township man was mauled to death by two large dogs who escaped from their owner’s home. Craig Sytsma, 46, of Livonia, was jogging near his work around 5:30 p.m. when he was blindsided by two cane corsos, a breed…
  • May 21

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House
    Our Michigan dog bite injury lawyers handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Michigan for personal injury damages. Dog bite attacks can be a very traumatic and frightening experience for anyone to have to go…
Rank this Week: 1870

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2233

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce
    So you've decided to take that fateful step and file a complaint for divorce.  Prior to doing so, consider these tips, mostly taken from USA Today reporter Kim Kommando's article reprinted in the Freep.1.  Change Passwords.…
  • Jun 20

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing

    Family Court Judge Did Not Violate Teenager's Constitutional Rights Excluding Her From Parents' Custody Hearing
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnThis is a case with an important message from the Ohio Supreme Court.  Thus, while the In Re AG opinion, released yesterday, does not bind family courts here in Michigan, it is nevertheless…
  • May 21

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute
    Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees,…
Rank this Week: 2262

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law and criminal defense news. By the Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michigancriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump
    His thin excuse? "I did it for love". Though the phrase is billed in thousands of songs, romance novels and movies the world over as THE magical formula for winning her heart, as we shall see--in reality, it is typically nothing more than a…
  • Mar 20

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson
    Between the dreams, perceptions and fears of the human mind lies a no-man's land of shadowy, shimmering, shifting reflections that aren't always what they appear to be. And it was through that internal fog that 75 year old West Bloomfield…
  • Oct 11

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted
    Sticky-note to self: It's Calculus 101 NOT pole dancing 101. And if that visual aid doesn't seem to be doing the trick, we have a feeling that Michigan State University calculus Professor John McCarthy's compulsory trip to the psychiatrist's…
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The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 1952

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 2415

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/
  • Aug 22

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case

    Bill Protects Soldiers in Child Custody Case
    A bill has been proposed to protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The proposed bill responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S. submarine.…
  • Aug 15

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.

    Same-Sex Couples Facing Issues with Divorce and Child Custody.
    An article was recently published by USA Today, describing the legal issues that same-sex couples face when trying to divorce. Since not all states recognize same-sex marriages, divorce proves near impossible. Even if the couples try to…
  • Aug 7

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?

    How Does Michigan Compare to Other States when Filing for Divorce?
    According to an August 6, 2014 ABC News article, some states are worse than others in terms of filing for divorce. The top 7 worst states for divorce are as follows: Nebraska: In Nebraska, the State requires a filing fee of $157.00 and 420…
Rank this Week: 4134

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/
  • Aug 21

    GAO Report Identified Problems with CMS Contractors’ Postpayment Review Procedure

    GAO Report Identified Problems with CMS Contractors’ Postpayment Review Procedure
    A recent report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) uncovered numerous issues related to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services” (CMS) general lack of oversight of its multiple contractors who conduct…
  • Aug 18

    Physician Liable Under Contract To Repay Income Guarantee and Attorneys’ Fee

    Physician Liable Under Contract To Repay Income Guarantee and Attorneys’ Fee
    The need for physicians to carefully review and understand contract language before signing an employment contract was highlighted in a recent Kentucky Court of Appeals unpublished decision.   The decision, Alzadon v Highlands Hospital…
  • Aug 11

    Physician Office Baby Photos on Display Require HIPAA Authorization

    Physician Office Baby Photos on Display Require HIPAA Authorization
    According to a recent article in the New York Times, a Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) spokesperson has confirmed that photos on display in a physicians’ office (such as those frequently displayed by…
Rank this Week: 4209

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/
  • Aug 21

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?

    EEOC and wellness programs: A preview of things to come?
    Employers have been waiting for the EEOC to provide direction with respect to its position on wellness programs and the impact of the ADA on them.  Last May, the EEOC held a hearing where it heard from a broad spectrum of interested…
  • Aug 17

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment

    Still causing problems: Employee handbooks and at will employment
    For many employers, employee handbooks are used to detail what is expected of employees without binding employers to follow any particular policy.  It is the "have your cake and eat it" approach which is part of a larger strategy to…
  • Aug 13

    Expanding its horizon: the NLRB and safety and wage/hour claim

    Expanding its horizon: the NLRB and safety and wage/hour claim
    The Office of the General Counsel has issued a one page memorandum--OM-14-77--advising the Regions that in the course of conducting investigations of unfair labor practice charges, the charging party or witnesses should be apprised of their…
Rank this Week: 3450

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: 4035

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: 3338

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/
  • Aug 19

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release
    Liability releases are probably the most misunderstood documents in the horse industry. Myths and misunderstandings surround them. Let’s explore common misperceptions regarding releases and the facts.…
  • Jul 31

    Julie Fershtman’s Second Equine Law Court Victory in 2014

    Julie Fershtman’s Second Equine Law Court Victory in 2014
    Within just four months, Julie Fershtman, a shareholder at Foster Swift, has secured two summary judgment courtroom victories in favor of her equine industry clients. The first occurred in April 2014, when she won a case for a private…
  • Jul 22

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance
    The scenario is unfortunate: A boarded horse becomes seriously injured while at the stable and must be euthanized on recommendation of the veterinarian. The loss might have resulted from a freak accident, such as a broken leg from the…
Rank this Week: 3341

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/
  • Aug 19

    CMS Proposed Rule Affecting Home Health Agencie

    CMS Proposed Rule Affecting Home Health Agencie
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") recently announced proposed changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (“PPS”) for the 2015 calendar year. CMS is proposing to tighten…
  • Aug 10

    OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Clinical Laboratory Payments to Physician

    OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Clinical Laboratory Payments to Physician
    The Office of the Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the “OIG”) recently issued a Special Fraud Alert regarding laboratory payments to referring physicians (the…
  • Aug 3

    Michigan's Tax on Paid Health Care Claims is Upheld

    Michigan's Tax on Paid Health Care Claims is Upheld
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld Michigan’s tax on paid health care claims in an opinion published on August 4.  The decision has very significant implications for the State of Michigan, which…
Rank this Week: 3340

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4262

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/
Rank this Week: 2856

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4269

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Jun 19

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home attorneys recently settled a bedsore case against a Wayne County, Michigan skilled nursing care facility.   The nursing home resident was a determined to be a high risk for developing pressure sores at the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2933

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/
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4538

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

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

http://edmichipreport.com/
  • May 8

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

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

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy

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

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

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case
    Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184 (U.S. April 29, 2014) Highmark, Inc. v Allcare Health Management System, Inc., No. 12-1163 (U.S. April 29, 2014) In two unanimous decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court repudiated…
Rank this Week: 3570