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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 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/
  • Oct 25

    Obtaining Records from Department of Defense

    Obtaining Records from Department of Defense
    Thanks to Mark S. Sullivan, a retired Army Reserve JAG colonel for instructions in how to obtain witnesses and documents from the Department of the Navy.
  • Oct 23

    Michigan Adoption Subsidies | New, Time-limited Rights for Adoptive Parent

    Michigan Adoption Subsidies | New, Time-limited Rights for Adoptive Parent
    The Michigan Legislature has enacted Public Act 308 of 2014. It is effective immediately. The new law allows adoptive parents of foster children with certain health conditions an additional way to receive adoption assistance. However, there…
  • Oct 14

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage

    New Form | Affidavit of Parentage
    Parentage may be established at the time of birth or later when the mother and father of the child execute an affidavit of parentage. The form for this was updated in October 2013--more than a year after the enactment of the Revocation of…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Oct 24

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration Lawyer - The First Meeting

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration Lawyer - The First Meeting
    It takes a lot of time and effort to win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal case. Even the most eligible, deserving and qualified candidate has to carefully navigate the legal terrain of what I call "a million...
  • Oct 20

    DUI in Michigan - Women's Consideration

    DUI in Michigan - Women's Consideration
    We hear the word "unique" used so often, and in so many contexts, that the meaning has really become diluted. As a Michigan DUI lawyer, I echo just about every other lawyer when I say that every case is unique....
  • Oct 17

    DUI and Drinking - The Truth from a DUI Lawyer

    DUI and Drinking - The Truth from a DUI Lawyer
    In every 1st offense DUI case, one of the primary concerns of the whole judicial system is whether or not the person has come to the attention of the legal system because his or her drinking is a problem. In...
Rank this Week: 385

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Oct 31

    COA holds that specified leasholders can challenge tax assessment

    COA holds that specified leasholders can challenge tax assessment
    In Spartan Stores, Inc. v. City of Grand Rapids, No. 314669, the Court of Appeals answered a question of first impression and held that a “party in interest” under Michigan’s Tax Tribunal Act, MCL 205.735a(6), includes…
  • Oct 31

    COA reminder: Clerk's office staffed late on Election Day for election-related matter

    COA reminder: Clerk's office staffed late on Election Day for election-related matter
    Posted on the Michigan Court of Appeals website this morning: The Court of Appeals and Court of Claims Clerk's Offices will be staffed until 9:00 p.m. on Election Day to respond as necessary to any election related matters that arise. …
  • Oct 31

    COA requires trial to prove consent as an exception to the warrant requirement under §1983

    COA requires trial to prove consent as an exception to the warrant requirement under §1983
    Consent to a residence search may provide police with a way around the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment, but it won’t get them around the need for a trial. In Lavigne v. Forshee, No. 312530, a §1983 action, the Court…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Oct 29

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning
    MarketWatch.com recently featured an interesting article about the benefits that families gain by having the estate planning conversation early. Not only does it improve family relationships, it helps sets the stage and prepares family…
  • Oct 20

    Could The Amanda Bynes Dilemma Happen In Your Family?

    Could The Amanda Bynes Dilemma Happen In Your Family?
    The struggles of former child actress, Amanda Bynes, have been well-documented. She had numerous brushes with the law, including repeated drunk driving and other drug and alcohol-related charges, reported shoplifting attempts, and even more…
  • Oct 7

    Dispute Over Where To Bury Casey Kasem Teaches Lesson

    Dispute Over Where To Bury Casey Kasem Teaches Lesson
    The famed American Top 40 Countdown DJ passed away in June, at age 82, with a host of medical problems including advanced Lewy Body dementia. Now, almost four months later, Casey Kasem’s remains still have not been laid to rest.…
Rank this Week: 524

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/
  • Oct 23

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit

    Waldo Cancels A Virginia Visit
    Outstanding Virginia eminent domain attorney, Joe Waldo, cancelled a scheduled meeting over a planned pipeline to traverse Floyd County, Virginia.  It is noteworthy that the decision to cancel the meeting was because the pipeline route…
  • Oct 22

    Citizens District Councils have been a…

    Citizens District Councils have been a basic part of almost every State’s blighted areas Rehabilitation Acts.  These Acts were initiated in the 1930′s and 1940′s to clear blight in major cities.  Michigan’s…
  • Oct 15

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line

    American Transmission Company Moves Forward With Upper Peninsula Line
    In January, 2014, the Public Service Commission granted authority to the American Transmission Company to build a 138 kilovolt (Kv) overhead transmission line from Holmes Township in Menominee County to the Old Mead Substation in Delta…
Rank this Week: 587

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: 665

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: 981

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Santa Ana Man Drives on Suspended License, Causes Crash That Leaves One Dead and Five Injured

    Santa Ana Man Drives on Suspended License, Causes Crash That Leaves One Dead and Five Injured
    On the evening of Saturday October 25, 23-year-old Herbert Granados Calderon of Santa Ana was driving southbound and allegedly ran a red light, resulting in a tragic accident. As Calderon went through the red light at Central Avenue and…
  • Oct 30

    Halloween Safety Tips for Michigan Trick-or-Treaters and Motorist

    Halloween Safety Tips for Michigan Trick-or-Treaters and Motorist
    Halloween was once upon a time a safe holiday; today, the dangers lurk around every corner. Whether you’re a parent whose children will be out and about this Halloween Friday, or a motorist who wants to avoid a potentially tragic…
  • Oct 29

    Former Alabama Teacher’s Aide to Appeal Conviction for Sex Abuse

    Former Alabama Teacher’s Aide to Appeal Conviction for Sex Abuse
    In August of this year, Michael Horton, a former teacher’s aide, was found guilty of first-degree sodomy in a Madison County court. Horton’s attorney asked for a pre-sentencing investigation immediately, as Horton and his family…
Rank this Week: 1093

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: 1155

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: 1197

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    IRS Announces Curtailment of Civil Asset Forfeiture Practice

    IRS Announces Curtailment of Civil Asset Forfeiture Practice
    Imagine one day that you wake-up, get your coffee, and check your bank account to discover that the balance has vanished.  Imagine also that, upon further investigation, you discover that the IRS has swept in during the night and seized…
  • Oct 22

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving

    Telematics Designed to Eliminate Distracted Driving
    Although they know they shouldn't, drivers succumb to the lure of operating their cell phones while simultaneously operating a vehicle.Cell phones have become ubiquitous.  No longer is it good enough to have a cell phone; the thing is…
  • Oct 17

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election

    Former Clerk Challenges Judge in Novi's Non-Partisan Election
    It has happened before in places throughout Michigan, no doubt.  An election that pits the legal mentor, in this case Novi's district court judge, Brian MacKenzie, against his former law clerk, attorney Travis Reeds.It's getting kinda…
Rank this Week: 1327

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/
  • Oct 27

    CMS Announces Comparative Billing Report for Podiatry in October 2014

    CMS Announces Comparative Billing Report for Podiatry in October 2014
    In a recent MLN Connects Provider eNews release, CMS announced that it will issue a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on podiatry in October 2014, specifically focusing on debridement of ulcers and wounds. The CBR will…
  • Oct 23

    DaVita Agrees to Settle Anti-Kickback Statute Allegations for $350 Million

    DaVita Agrees to Settle Anti-Kickback Statute Allegations for $350 Million
    On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Department of Justice issued a news release stating that Davita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“Davita”) had agreed to pay $350 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act…
  • Oct 20

    Forum Announced to Address Medicare Appeals Backlog

    Forum Announced to Address Medicare Appeals Backlog
    The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) recently announced that it will host a second OMHA Medicare Appellant Forum on October 29, 2014.  The forum will provide updates on OMHA and CMS initiatives designed to mitigate the…
Rank this Week: 1379

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/
  • Oct 31

    The Power (or Not) of the Amicus Brief in the Sixth Circuit

    The Power (or Not) of the Amicus Brief in the Sixth Circuit
    Headline-grabbing cases almost always draw amicus curiae briefs, as we covered here, but even cases with less at stake will inevitably reveal a number of interested parties seeking to influence the Sixth Circuit as it hands down decisions.…
  • Oct 30

    Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference Scheduled for May 2015

    Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference Scheduled for May 2015
    The Sixth Circuit has announced that the 73rd Judicial Conference will be held May 13-15, 2015 in Detroit.  Many of us may recall that the last open conference was a victim of Congressional budget cuts and sequestration, so it is…
  • Oct 28

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh
    Earlier this year, we posted a feature analyzing how the Sixth Circuit has not been hesitant in imposing sanctions under Federal Appellate Rule 38 for frivolous and unwarranted appeals.  Our research of Sixth Circuit opinions from the…
Rank this Week: 1397

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/
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to a medical database did not meet patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Therefore, the court in Cogent Med., Inc. v. Elsevier Inc., Nos. C-13-4479-RMW; C-13-4483-RMW; C-13-4486-RMW (N.D. Cal. Sept.…
  • Oct 12

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi
    Patent claims directed “to the abstract idea of verifying a transaction” included “a limitation requiring pseudorandom tag generating software that could not be done with pen and paper,” which limitation could…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 1558

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: 1577

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: 1594

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: 1621

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Oct 28

    CMS Extends Fraud and Abuse Waivers for ACO Shared Savings Program

    CMS Extends Fraud and Abuse Waivers for ACO Shared Savings Program
    On October 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended its interim final rule regarding fraud and abuse waivers for accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The…
  • Oct 22

    IMPACT ACT to Standardize Data Collection for Post-Acute Care Facilitie

    IMPACT ACT to Standardize Data Collection for Post-Acute Care Facilitie
    On October 6, 2014, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) was signed into law. The bill moved swiftly through both houses due to its joint development by the House Ways and Means Committee and the…
  • Oct 13

    OIG Releases Proposed Rule Affecting Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor

    OIG Releases Proposed Rule Affecting Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently published a proposed rule that affects providers and suppliers seeking to comply with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Civil Monetary…
Rank this Week: 1826

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/
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
  • Sep 23

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer
    The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services released its list of complaint ratios for 2013 recently. Leading the pack by a wide margin, with 101 complaints, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company had more than twice the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1852

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

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

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
  • Sep 21

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
Rank this Week: 2095

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/
  • Oct 16

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them

    Legal Aspects of the Trial Period: Three Foreseeable Problems and Ways to Avoid Them
    "Try out my horse for few weeks.  See if you get along with him."  These were the words of a sincere, well-intentioned seller who only wanted a satisfied buyer.  Could anything possibly go wrong with this trial period…
  • Sep 30

    Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Busine

    Legal Aspects of an Exercise Rider Busine
    In an effort to spend time with horses, while also raising cash, some people in the horse industry develop small businesses. We have received calls from people interested in establishing an exercise riding business where they visit…
  • Sep 16

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them
    Your liability release might not be as strong as you think. Though courts in most states have shown a willingness to enforce releases of liability (when properly worded and signed), there is never a guarantee that all courts will accept…
Rank this Week: 2265

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2289

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/
  • Oct 27

    Opening a door? Michigan's medical marijuana law and unemployment benefitsIn

    Opening a door? Michigan's medical marijuana law and unemployment benefitsIn
    In Braska v. Challenge Manufacturing Co.,  the Michigan court of appeals considered consolidated appeals concerning  whether an employee who, after using medical marijuana in accordance with Michigan's statute and who was discharged…
  • Oct 24

    Not your typical independent contractor case

    Not your typical independent contractor case
    The Michigan court of appeals does not frequently have the opportunity to review cases dealing with the issue of whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee.  In Cole v. Bada Bing Club and Atlantis Lounge , the…
  • Oct 16

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?

    Microsoft and protected concerted activity under the NLRA: A chilling effect?
    Employers are now well aware that the NLRB is reviewing their policies, procedures, and employee handbooks to see if there is either a direct prohibition against employee conduct protected under § 7 of the NLRA or if there is a…
Rank this Week: 2449

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Legislative Landscape for LGBT Discrimination
    Last year, some Michigan politicians introduced proposed legislation to amend Michigan’s main employment civil rights statute, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), to protect employees who are gay from discrimination. That…
  • Oct 23

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee

    Drilling Home the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and Employee
    A common question that business owners raise involves the use of employees versus independent contractors. The use and classification of an individual as an employee or independent contractor is one of the more complicated employment law…
  • Oct 16

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement

    Michigan Court Cuts Down Non-Compete Agreement
    Abraham Lincoln once noted that if he had six hours to chop down a tree, he would spend the first four sharpening the axe. For employers, that sort of up-front attention to details is especially important when it comes to non-compete…
Rank this Week: 2555

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Oct 28

    MIchigan Veteran's Concerned with VA Benefit

    MIchigan Veteran's Concerned with VA Benefit
    Recent headlines indicate that there will be significant changes with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you are in metro Detroit or the Grand Rapids area, we can help explain these changes. Many of these changes are caused by the…
  • Feb 26

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

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

    VA Benefit Increase

    VA Benefit Increase
    Despite the budget battle, the federal government has approved an increase for non-service connected benefits provided by the VA for wartime vets equal to the Social Security annual cost of living adjustment. If you are a Michigan wartime…
Rank this Week: 2609

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: 2665

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Science of Blood Alcohol Levels: Alcohol Absorption & Elimination

    The Science of Blood Alcohol Levels: Alcohol Absorption & Elimination
    Blood alcohol levels are related to the amount of alcohol consumed. The passage of time may mean that some of the alcohol has been eliminated from the body. A consultation with someone charged with drunk driving invariably will involve…
  • Aug 29

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense
    This blog is based upon our experience representing clients that are charged with multiple criminal offenses. Multiple criminal offenses may be brought even when there is a single intent involved. When confronted with multiple criminal…
  • 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…
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Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Jurors and the Plea

    Jurors and the Plea
    In Williams v. Swarthout the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction, because the judge erroneously stated after swearing in the jury that the defendant pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial.  The defendant…
  • Aug 31

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2763

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

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

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

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

    The Plea

    The Plea
    This is a post that received recognition as the 2013 "JDog Memorial Blawg Post" for the best post on criminal law, in the opinion of Scott Greenfield, a prolific law blogger over at Simple Justice and a veteran criminal defense lawyer…
Rank this Week: 2788

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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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…
  • 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 NLRB’s…
  • Dec 21

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Red Flag Rules have been revised to exclude certain professionals prior to the latest enforcement deadline of December 31, 2010. Specifically, President Obama signed into law on December 18, 2010, the…
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Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
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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: 3110

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
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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 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…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2012 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance.  Premiums for “qualified” long-term care insurance policies (see explanation below)…
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: 3434

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/
  • Oct 20

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right

    Pitfalls in Policing Your Patent Right
    Patent holders are not obligated to police infringement or pursue infringers in order to keep their patents in force.  However, failing to address known acts of infringement can, in some cases, provide infringers with a defense called…
  • Sep 16

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene

    Procedural Mechanisms for Invalidating Patent Claims Due to Indefinitene
    One of the defenses available to an accused infringer is that the asserted patent claims are invalid for indefiniteness.  The Patent Statute requires that the claims of a patent “particularly point[] out and distinctly claim[] the…
  • Aug 20

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention

    Invalidating Patent Claims For Failing to Include Required Aspects of an Invention
    In last month’s blog, we discussed the Federal Circuit’s decision in X2Y Attenuators, LLC. V. International Trade Commission, a case which demonstrated how limiting descriptions of an invention in a patent specification can be…
Rank this Week: 3486

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/
  • Oct 27

    HHS Addresses Treatment of Same-Sex Spouses Under HIPAA

    HHS Addresses Treatment of Same-Sex Spouses Under HIPAA
    Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued guidance addressing the treatment of same-sex spouses under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in light of the Supreme…
  • Oct 21

    Pioneer ACO Results Present a Fuller Picture of the Program's Promise

    Pioneer ACO Results Present a Fuller Picture of the Program's Promise
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are still a relatively new concept in the healthcare world. ACOs emerged in 2011 as a result of an initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as we documented in our blog…
  • Oct 12

    OIG Proposes Revisions to Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, Beneficiary Inducement Rules, and Gainsharing Regulation

    OIG Proposes Revisions to Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, Beneficiary Inducement Rules, and Gainsharing Regulation
    On October 3, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a proposed rule to amend the safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute as well as the civil monetary penalty (CMP) rules. While…
Rank this Week: 3526

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/
  • Oct 30

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

    Do You Need a Social Media Policy?
    Chris Holman interviews attorney John Mashni on the Michigan Business Network discussing social media policies. Listen to the podcast here. Tags: Social Media
  • Oct 23

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange

    Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchange
    On October 22, 2014, Governor Snyder signed Public Act 355 of 2014 into law.  The cardinal rule of securities laws is that a person cannot sell a security unless the security is: (A) registered, or (B) exempt from registration. …
  • Oct 9

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?
    Did you know that playing music in a commercial setting can be copyright infringement?  Listen to this six-minute interview with attorney John Mashni to learn more. Tags: Copyright, Intellectual Property
Rank this Week: 3568

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: 3603

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: 3646