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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 7

    Ninth Circuit Sitting En Banc Announced “Indian Status” Test under Major Crimes Act

    Ninth Circuit Sitting En Banc Announced “Indian Status” Test under Major Crimes Act
    Here is the opinion in United States v. Zepeda. From the syllabus: The en banc court affirmed a defendant’s convictions and sentence under the Indian Major Crimes Act, which authorizes federal jurisdiction over certain crimes committed…
  • Jul 7

    A.D. v. Washburn–ICWA Class Action Suit

    A.D. v. Washburn–ICWA Class Action Suit
    Complaint here. Quite the first paragraph: By honoring the moral imperatives enshrined in our Constitution, this nation has successfully shed much of its history of legally sanctioned discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity. We have…
  • Jul 7

    Federal Court Dismisses Northern Arapaho Tribe Challenge to Affordable Care Act Reg

    Federal Court Dismisses Northern Arapaho Tribe Challenge to Affordable Care Act Reg
    Here are the materials in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Dept. of Health and Human Services (D. Wyo.): 27 HHS Motion to Dismiss 38 Opposition 39 Reply 41 DCT Order Previous post in this case is here.
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jun 30

    Relocation | 100 Mile Rule | As the Crow Flie

    Relocation | 100 Mile Rule | As the Crow Flie
    Under the 100 mile rule limitation in determining a child’s change of residence, the 100 mile rule means radial miles rather than road miles. Road miles refers to the distance between two points along the shortest route of public travel,…
  • Jun 27

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
    Same Sex Marriage a Right in all 50 States after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling. The New York Times coverage of the story and related human interest stories are rich with detail.
  • Jun 26

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case

    Judicial Interview of Minor Child in Custody Case
    A newly released opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals in a custody case (for publication) raised some interesting and noteworthy issues. The issues noted in this post are: (1) The effect of a parent who made repeated referrals to...
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Jul 10

    Real Sobreity is key to Winning a Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal

    Real Sobreity is key to Winning a Michigan Driver's License Restoration Appeal
    The most important thing you need to win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal is real sobriety. You must have honestly quit drinking, and done so for good. The whole point of the license appeal process is to make sure...
  • Jul 6

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan
    For most people facing a 1st offense DUI in Michigan, the case marks their first adult contact with the criminal justice system. The sense of apprehension about what will follow can fill the coming days with a sense of fear...
  • Jul 3

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture
    I have written rather extensively about the need to be eligible to file for and then win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal. In this article, I want to begin with an example of how a little-known facet...
Rank this Week: 394

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: 478

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/
  • Jun 22

    What's Driving The B.B. King Estate Feud?

    What's Driving The B.B. King Estate Feud?
    The late Riley B. King — better known as blues legend B.B. King — often said that the only woman in his life was his guitar, Lucille. But that wasn’t exactly true. King estimated that he had 15 children by 15 different…
  • Jun 19

    Casey Kasem's Daughter Fights For New Guardianship Visitation Law

    Casey Kasem's Daughter Fights For New Guardianship Visitation Law
    Kerri Kasem, the daughter of the late American Top 40 DJ, Casey Kasem, has been on a mission to make sure what happened to her and her siblings does not happen to others. When her father’s health deteri orated from Parkinson’s…
  • Jun 18

    Celebrity Legacies: Aaron Spelling Left Behind Massive Fortune & A Broken Family

    Celebrity Legacies: Aaron Spelling Left Behind Massive Fortune & A Broken Family
    What would it be like to grow up in a 123-room mansion in a swanky Los Angeles suburb, rubbing elbows with celebrities, and buying anything you want? Sounds pretty great -- unless it was all taken away from you as an adult. As Tori Spelling…
Rank this Week: 525

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: 531

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/
  • Jun 16

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project

    Missouri Regulators Take Populist Stand To Block Wind Transmission Project
      The Missouri MPSC is considering blocking a project by a three to two vote. In all likelihood, the project lobbyists will find the last vote resulting in three to two in favor of the project. However, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch…
  • Jun 8

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion

    FERC Supported Sandpiper Pipeline Prevails Over Individual Emotion
    In response to a property owner’s claim that the FERC approved pipeline would only create further environmental harm, a Federal Court recognized that the approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was superior to any…
  • Jun 2

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission

    Kentucky Reconfirms The Power Of The Public Service Commission
    Almost every State maintains what is called a “Public Utility Commission” or “Public Service Commission” to regulate utility activities and changes. The attempt of Kinder Morgan to acquire property without authority…
Rank this Week: 602

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: 663

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 988

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Four Arrested in Smithfield Township Drug Bust

    Four Arrested in Smithfield Township Drug Bust
    On Thursday, July 2, four people were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Smithfield Township. The search warrant resulted from an investigation that started in 2014, and was executed by Pennsylvania State Police in…
  • Jul 6

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help

    Chairman of Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Arrested for DUI, Seeks Help
    On July 1, 44-year-old Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster and chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Ward said on Thursday that he would be seeking professional help after using…
  • Jul 3

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing

    Independence Township Man Charged with First-Degree Murder of Wife to Undergo Psychological Testing
    On May 29, 32-year-old Joseph Mauti of Independence Township was taken into custody for allegedly killing his wife, 3-year-old Lindsey Mauti, with a baseball bat. According to news reports at The Oakland Press, Mauti beat his wife and dog in…
Rank this Week: 1051

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: 1137

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/
  • Jul 6

    Understanding Criminal Laws In Orange County

    Understanding Criminal Laws In Orange County
    For first time of criminal transgressors, discovering lawful aid can be challenging. In case one has been found guilty of a criminal offense, researches have revealed that it can be challenging to get lawful assistance specifically for a…
  • May 16

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

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

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney
    To make sure that you get the finest treatment possible, it is crucial that you work with the right criminal protection lawyer to represent you. No matter what you are being asked for with, the appropriate legal representative could make a…
Rank this Week: 1180

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Marriage Equality Decision Expected Today @ SCOTUS

    Marriage Equality Decision Expected Today @ SCOTUS
    Legal Scholar Lyle DennistonBatman will probably show-up again; Spiderman has been crawling the marble steps seeking attention; and various flag-waving, placard-touting groups in support of and opposed to marriage equality have been a fixture…
  • Jun 19

    Religious Rights Gain Ground in the Workplace

    Religious Rights Gain Ground in the Workplace
    Victorious Samantha ElaufThe SCOTUS issued another opinion, this time from Justice Antonin Scalia, strengthening religious rights in the workplace. In EEOC v Abercrombie & Fitch, the High Court reversed a 10th Circuit Court of…
  • Jun 14

    Hulk Hogan vs Gawker Media

    Hulk Hogan vs Gawker Media
    From a moral and legal perspective, adultery is never a good idea. This is especially the case when the "other woman" is your best friend's wife.Back in 2006, a prehistoric era on the Internet timeline, ex-wrestler Hulk Hogan, aka Terry…
Rank this Week: 1319

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

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

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

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

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 1411

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/
  • Jun 10

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician

    Senate Bill Would Enable Veterans Affairs Nurse Practitioners to Practice Independent of Physician
    As reported by Modern Healthcare, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners across the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) to practice independently of physicians, regardless of the state law where they are…
  • Jun 5

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case
    While HIPAA criminal cases are rare, KTVA in Alaska recently reported that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to two concurrent 24 month prison terms.  The case is being reported as the first prosecuted HIPAA criminal case in the state.…
  • May 26

    Guest Post: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me?

    Guest Post: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me?
    Guest Post by Cory Lee, CPA, CVA, of Silverman, Kaplan & Sakwa, CPA’s PC: Client Question: If my employer pays my student loans directly, is that tax free to me? If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.  In general,…
Rank this Week: 1413

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/
  • Jul 6

    Federal Circuit Affirms Patent-ineligibility of Online Retailing Pricing Claim

    Federal Circuit Affirms Patent-ineligibility of Online Retailing Pricing Claim
    In OIP Techs., Inc. v. Amazon.com, No. 12-CV-1233 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2015), the Federal Circuit agreed with a lower court that U.S. Patent No. 7,970,713 failed to claim patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, but rather…
  • Jul 6

    Ultramercial Cert. Petition Denied

    Ultramercial Cert. Petition Denied
    The Supreme Court has denied the latest petition for certorari in Ultramercial, LLC, et al. v. WildTangent, Inc., thus ending a case that had already taken two trips to the SCOTUS. Last December, the Federal Circuit finally took a hint and…
  • Jul 4

    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, and Lessons for Patent Drafting

    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, and Lessons for Patent Drafting
    Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, No. 11-CV-2409 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015), raises the specter that software patent claims, already oft-challenged in the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, could face the additional challenge of being…
Rank this Week: 1522

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: 1555

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 24

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act

    Court of Appeals Invalidates Patient-to-Patient Sales Under Medical Marijuana Act
    Narrowly construing Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act, the Court of Appeals just ruled that patient-to-patient transfers are not permitted.
  • Aug 23

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'

    Sex Offenders: The Last Pariah'
    The blog Congress, Courts, and Sex Offenders has an interesting editorial making the case that society’s current obsession with sex offenders is misplaced and that they have become the last pariahs.
  • Aug 23

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche

    California Legislature Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Searche
    Overturning a California Supreme Court decision to the contrary, the California Legislature has required police to get warrants supported by probable cause to search people’s cell phones. During an automobile stop, police can easily search…
Rank this Week: 1565

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: 1624

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Health Care Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law news, issues and court decisions. By Frank Haron Weiner, P.L.C.

http://www.healthcarelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1639

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
  • Jun 17

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help
    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help If you owe a creditor money, they have various ways they can go about collecting a debt, some more friendly to the debtor than others. But the most direct avenue a creditor can use to…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Jul 7

    New York Attorney General Settlement Provides Guidance for Medical Practice Management Companie

    New York Attorney General Settlement Provides Guidance for Medical Practice Management Companie
    In June, the New York Attorney General announced a widespread settlement with Aspen Dental Management, Inc. ("Aspen Dental") based on the Attorney General's finding that the dental practice management company engaged in the unauthorized…
  • Jun 30

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Medicaid Managed Care Rule

    CMS Proposes Revisions to Medicaid Managed Care Rule
    Recently, on June 1, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long anticipated Medicaid managed care proposed rules. This is the first time CMS proposed revisions to the Medicaid managed care regulations since 2002.…
  • May 20

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program

    Bill Introduced to Reform the RAC Program
    Recently, United States Representative Sam Graves introduced the bill HR 2156, otherwise known as the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015. Currently pending, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act addresses the aggressive nature of recovery…
Rank this Week: 1831

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 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision
    While this Blog is usually devoted to issues involving LTD claims and cases, I felt I needed to go off topic for a minute. The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision this past week in a case where a disabled young man drowned in a public…
  • Mar 11

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

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

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

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
Rank this Week: 1870

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Jun 3

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition
    Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed alcohol abuse and parenting conditions in a rare published opinion; rare in that parenting time appeals do not get published very often. This case, Kaeb v Kaeb, comes…
  • May 30

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier

    Custody Bills Protect Soldier
    Yesterday, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 09 and tied barred House Bills 4071 and 4482 which provide protections for active service members involved in family court child custody proceedings.  The Senate bill stays custody…
Rank this Week: 2098

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 3

    Can a Mortgage Lien Be Stripped in a Chapter 7?

    Can a Mortgage Lien Be Stripped in a Chapter 7?
    As reported by Robin Miller of CBAR: A dream is over, as today in Bank of America, N. A. v. Caulkett, Case No. 13-1421 (June 1, 2015) the Supreme Court disallowed the stripping of wholly-unsecured liens in Chapter 7 cases. The court…
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

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

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
Rank this Week: 2243

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/
  • Jun 23

    Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act Amended to Remove “Negligence” Exception for Professionals and Sponsor

    Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act Amended to Remove “Negligence” Exception for Professionals and Sponsor
    Yesterday, June 23, 2015 Michigan's Governor signed into law an amendment to Michigan's Equine Activity Liability Act ("The EALA"). The new amendment targets a portion of Michigan’s EALA involving its exceptions –sections of the…
  • Jun 9

    Nevada Becomes the 47th State With an Equine Activity Liability Law

    Nevada Becomes the 47th State With an Equine Activity Liability Law
    47 states now have an Equine Activity Liability Act. These laws, in various ways, limit or control liabilities associated with equine activities. Nevada is the latest state to pass such a law. On May 27, 2015, Nevada’s Governor approved…
  • May 26

    Dangerous Land and the Equine Activity Liability Act

    Dangerous Land and the Equine Activity Liability Act
    Will “Dangerous Land” Keep Your State’s Equine Activity Liability Act From Protecting You? Julie's recent article, published in the latest Equine Chronicle, addresses this important liability issue. Take a…
Rank this Week: 2284

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/
  • Jul 5

    Changing latitude

    Changing latitude
    Unfortunately my blog has been neglected as we plan and execute a move to the lower latitudes, Georgia to be exact.  Once we get settled, I will be more diligent.I have spent 40 years practicing labor and employment law in…
  • Jun 5

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh
    In Moran v. Al Basit LLC , the 6th Circuit  posed the question of whether plaintiff's testimony is sufficient to defeat a motion for summary judgment where plaintiff presented no other evidence with respect to the amount of overtime he…
  • May 4

    Beware the digital immigrant

    Beware the digital immigrant
    Fortune Magazine has an interesting article concerning how employers are using a term--digital native--in hiring which could be construed as a preference for younger applicants much the way that "new grad" was used in the past.  In 2001,…
Rank this Week: 2461

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN
    In Michigan, the offense of embezzlement is a crime of opportunity which is committed by someone who is in a position of trust (such as a cashier or teller) or in a special position to care for the property of another (accountant). The…
  • Mar 24

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

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

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

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
Rank this Week: 2512

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jun 28

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and What it Means for Employer
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marry. The full case opinion (Obergefell v. Hodges) is available here, however, the majority opinion was best…
  • Jun 22

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law

    Another Employee Handbook Provision Found to Violate Federal Labor Law
    Another employee handbook did not measure up to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) scrutiny after it ruled that an employee handbook provision prohibiting employees from having a “conflict of interest” with the…
  • Jun 6

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing

    Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement Takes More Than Bluffing
    We recently wrote about the importance of having an enforceable noncompete in place in order to protect your business (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of Defense for Protecting the Company from Unfair Competition). But when it is…
Rank this Week: 2547

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Jun 22

    Medicad Changes for Spouses at Home

    Medicad Changes for Spouses at Home
    Michigan Medicaid law is always evolving. Most changes will impact the ability for a family to become eligible to receive benefits to pay for the cost of nursing home care. A recent change creates a favorable planning opportunity for…
  • Jun 15

    Michigan Vietnam Vet

    Michigan Vietnam Vet
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans living in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas often seek advice related to agent orange exposure. These claims are known as "service connected" disability claims. Following a change in law in August of 2010,…
  • Jun 2

    Michigan Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning

    Michigan Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning
    Have an IRA? Facing a long-term care planning situation? Or maybe you have a loved one with elder law needs? The biggest misconception for clients facing elder law issues is that Michigan elder law attorneys can only help veterans or…
Rank this Week: 2642

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Covers workers compensation law in Michigan. By Ronald W. Ryan.

http://michcomplaw.typepad.com/michcomplaw/
Rank this Week: 2680

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2756

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient
    Justice Richard BernsteinYesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court, in one of Justice Richard Bernstein's first opinions, held that when a husband-wife medical marijuana operation is not conducted in strict accord with the Medical Marijuana Act,…
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
  • Jul 28

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

    Blood Draws May Require a Warrant in Some Suspected Drunk Driving Case
    By: Brent ScottIf you are of the opinion that our government is already too invasive (think PRISM – the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched by the NSA back in 2007), you may not want to read any…
Rank this Week: 2776

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: 2949

Defending The Digital Workplace

Defending The Digital Workplace

Addresses technology and employment law issues facing business professionals. By Jason Shinn.

http://jshinn.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Feb 7

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had reached a settlement in a case involving an employee’s discharge for posting negative comments about a supervisor on the employee’s Facebook page. Click here for the…
Rank this Week: 2956

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/
Rank this Week: 3073

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

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

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
  • 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.
  • Mar 8

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.
    The following was recently published in my “Ask the Lawyer” column: Question:   I just got remarried and both my husband and I have children from previous marriages. I am worried that my son and daughter won’t get anything if I die…
Rank this Week: 3234

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost
    Sometime ago I made an investment in technology and it has begun to pay off.  Those in the practice of law may know I have been a pioneer in paperless office innovation using an array of desktop and network scanners.  Several years ago I…
  • Nov 11

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature
    Electronic signatures are getting more and more popular. Federal courts now accept electronic signatures, state courts are starting to, and businesses use them to execute contracts. If you are considering using digital signatures for your…
  • Sep 14

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 3429

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/
  • Jun 19

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense

    Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief in Invalidity is Not a Defense
    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (Case No. 13-896, May 26, 2015). A copy of the slip opinion may be found here.  Active Inducement of Infringement: A Good Faith Belief…
  • May 26

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

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

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Entire Market Value Rule
    Determining patent infringement damages is complicated and often borders on the metaphysical.  Under U.S. law, a patent holder is entitled to damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a…
Rank this Week: 3449

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/
  • Jun 29

    The US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act will not Change Employers' Responsibilitie

    The US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act will not Change Employers' Responsibilitie
    On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Act") in the case of King v Burwell. The issue that the Court addressed was whether tax credits were…
  • Jun 17

    Health Care Trend

    Health Care Trend
    Rural hospitals across the United States struggling to stay open According to the National Rural Health Association, approximately 50 hospitals in the rural United States have closed since 2010. The number of annual closures is growing.…
  • Jun 9

    New Legislation Makes Concierge Medicine a Viable Business Model In Michigan

    New Legislation Makes Concierge Medicine a Viable Business Model In Michigan
    The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") authorizes the innovative payment model referred to as direct primary care, and more commonly known as “concierge medicine.” Under the direct primary care model, patients can access comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 3463

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Invictus legal Group, PLLC

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Kevin C. Johnson.

http://johnsonwilk.net/bankruptcy/bk/
Rank this Week: 3512

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/
  • Jun 18

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
  • Jun 10

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat
    The recently formed Cybersecurity Unit of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) recently issued guidance regarding best practices for organizations to protect against and respond to cybersecurity risks.…
  • May 27

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

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
Rank this Week: 3537

Steve Harms - Credit and…

Steve Harms - Credit and Collections

Information for credit and collections professionals.

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

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

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

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it

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

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption
    In prior postings on this site, I've expressed the need to be creative and be willing to develop strategies as to the most effective forms of post judgment collection remedies.Be aware that numerous resources are exempt in whole or in…
Rank this Week: 3625

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Covers Michigan business law and litigation topics.

http://www.harveykruse.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test

    U.S. Supreme Court Adopts “Nerve Center” Diversity Jurisdiction Test
    In Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 1897 (Feb. 23, 2010), the United States Supreme Court finally resolved a split among the circuits on how to analyze where a corporation’s “principal place of business” is for purposes of…
  • Oct 19

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES
    Several Michigan State Representatives have taken steps to enact legislation to hold insurance companies “accountable” for perceived misdeeds.  State Representatives Vicki Barnett, Mike Simpson, Lisa Brown and Jon Switalski have proposed…
  • Oct 19

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?
    As product liability lawsuits continue to cut into slim margins of profit in recession based sales, many companies are looking for a solution.   Repeated lawsuits, even those without merit, are frequently rewarded by settlements that…
Rank this Week: 3662