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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 21

    In Memory of Tillie Black Bear

    In Memory of Tillie Black Bear
    Tillie Black Bear, a tireless advocate for Native Women, passed away Saturday evening, July 19. Tillie’s work inspired so many and our hearts are with all those she left behind. NIWRC has made a documentary about the White Buffalo Calf…
  • Jul 21

    Ann Tweedy on Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage

    Ann Tweedy on Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage
    Our own Ann Tweedy has posted her very interesting and relevant paper, “Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage: Theory, Process, and Content,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1996, Congress, in enacting the federal Defense of…
  • Jul 21

    Jamulians CEQA Complaint

    Jamulians CEQA Complaint
    Here is the complaint in Jamulians Against the Casino v. California Wildlife Conservation Board (Cal. Super.): Jamulians Complaint
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Jul 21

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer
    Conferences are important and are a great place to make face-to-face contact with other lawyers who may refer work to you.
  • Jul 19

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?

    New Revocation of Parentage Act | What New Rights are Created?
    On June 12, 2012, Public Act 159 of 2012 because effective as law in Michigan regarding the revocation of parentage by various persons given standing and under certain terms and conditions.
  • Jul 18

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information
    I never (and I mean never) blind copy a client on email correspondence to opposing counsel. The danger is to high that a client may accidentally hit "Reply All" when commenting on the content of the email. If that happens, then the…
Rank this Week: 247

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 18

    One Michigan DUI Lawyer to Another

    One Michigan DUI Lawyer to Another
    The day before I began writing this article, I received an email from another Detroit area DUI lawyer who commented on some of my DUI blog articles. He indicated that he agreed with some, and disagreed with others. As it...
  • Jul 14

    Success in a DUI case means what doesn't Happen to You

    Success in a DUI case means what doesn't Happen to You
    The best outcome in any DUI case is to get the whole thing dismissed, or otherwise beat the case, so that nothing happens to you. Most people, however, aren't so completely lucky. Short of nothing happening as a result of...
  • Jul 11

    Michigan License Restoration at a Whole DIfferent Level

    Michigan License Restoration at a Whole DIfferent Level
    This article will be a detour from my usual examination of some legal or technical aspect of the Michigan driver's license restoration appeal process. In many of my articles, I examine some facet or other of the license appeals, or...
Rank this Week: 375

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: 455

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/
  • Jul 17

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning
    I guess we shouldn't be surprised. After all, Lou Reed was the man who famously crooned, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.” The late lead singer and guitarist of The Velvet Underground -- and of course, a musician and…
  • Jun 15

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse

    Casey Kasem Teaches Lessons In End of Life Planning and Elder Abuse
    It appears that the life of famed Top 40 Countdown host Casey Kasem is nearly at an end. Last Wednesday, a Los Angeles Judge ruled that Casey Kasem’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, could suspend the artificial delivery of food and water to…
  • Jun 3

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out
    It seems that everyone wanted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, after his racist remarks about Magic Johnson and African Americans became public knowledge. The NBA Commissioner, owners, players, Clipper fans, and…
Rank this Week: 507

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/
  • Jul 21

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain
    Harrison Township envisions a bustling waterfront. At the same time, Township officials know that a Downtown Development Authority or some kind of other economic spur may be required. Yet, the officials assume that if people see the best use…
  • Jul 21

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement
    Gideon Kanner, a Professor of Law Emeritus at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is probably the pre-eminent thinker on eminent domain and land use issues. Gideon is a friend of mine, and one who frequently bashes our Detroit activities. Part…
  • Jul 18

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure
    The Colorado Springs Gazette was correct in opining concerns with anti-energy measures.  The opinion skews against a wealthy congressman who has a summer home near a proposed oil production site.  But the article also notes the…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 657

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

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

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

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

    D.C. Circuit Restores Attorney-Client Privilege Protection for Internal Investigation
    Companies doing business in highly-regulated industries, including the health care industry, were left holding their breath after a D.C. district court ruled that the attorney-client privilege doctrine did not attach to a company's internal…
  • Jul 14

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program
    The landscape of the Medicare appeals process is quickly changing with the launch of the Settlement Conference Facilitation ("SCF") pilot program. The program is designed to be an alternate dispute resolution process where the appellant and…
Rank this Week: 991

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 18

    Three Grosse Pointe Woods Teen Girls Face Criminal Charges for Vandalizing Buildings in Detroit

    Three Grosse Pointe Woods Teen Girls Face Criminal Charges for Vandalizing Buildings in Detroit
    On Tuesday, July 15, three Grosse Pointe Woods teens were charged by prosecutor Kym Worthy with malicious destruction of a building causing between $1,000 and $20,000 in damage, according to a news article at Mlive.com. The offense is a…
  • Jul 17

    Driver’s License Suspension and Drug Crimes in Michigan

    Driver’s License Suspension and Drug Crimes in Michigan
    As seasoned Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys, we realize that most people associate a suspended driver’s license with driving while under the influence of alcohol or having received too many traffic tickets. The…
  • Jul 16

    Costa Mesa Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Hit-and-Run Incident

    Costa Mesa Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI Following Hit-and-Run Incident
    On Monday morning July 14, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after striking a 15-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene, according to a news article at CBS Los Angeles. The victim, a female, was transported to Western…
Rank this Week: 1184

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: 1192

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jul 16

    Former Southwestern Michigan Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charge

    Former Southwestern Michigan Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charge
    David Wing, a former southwestern Michigan teacher and coach, was arrested on Saturday on sexual assault charges. Wing, who is 59 years old, is accused of the sexual assault of a 16-year-old child and producing child sexually abusive…
  • Jul 14

    Judge Rules Bay City Teen Accused of Sex Crimes Psychologically Competent for Trial

    Judge Rules Bay City Teen Accused of Sex Crimes Psychologically Competent for Trial
    In June of last year, 19-year-old Dylan T. Dominowski of Bay City was arraigned on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person younger than 13 and a single count of third-degree CSC. Just days later, eight more counts…
  • Jul 10

    Crystal Man Charged with Six Felonies in Alleged Sexual Assault of Teen Girl

    Crystal Man Charged with Six Felonies in Alleged Sexual Assault of Teen Girl
    Just over two weeks ago, a Montcalm County man was charged with six felonies in connection with the alleged sexual assault of two females who were 13 and 16 at the time of the assaults, according to news articles at Mlive.com. 33-year-old…
Rank this Week: 1199

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/
Rank this Week: 1343

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay
    Back in the summer of 1988, I took the bar exam along with hundreds of other lawyer hopefuls, then administered at one of MSU's convention halls near the Brody dormitory.  Thankfully, I passed on the first try.Back then, if you scored a…
  • Jul 15

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention
    Last December, we blogged about federal judge Robert Shelby's ruling that Utah's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  Between his December 20, 2013 ruling and when the SCOTUS suspended the ruling on January 6, 2014  -pending…
  • Jul 11

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison
    Juvenile Lifer Raymond CarpIn 2012, the SCOTUS ruled in Miller v Alabama that state laws providing for life sentences for juveniles were unconstitutional.  Michigan is believed to have the most juvenile lifers in the nation; 350…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
  • Jul 21

    SIXTH CIRCUIT GEARING UP TO HEAR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE APPEALS ON AUGUST 6, 2014

    SIXTH CIRCUIT GEARING UP TO HEAR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE APPEALS ON AUGUST 6, 2014
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 will be a high-profile day at the Sixth Circuit as the Court will hear arguments in five appeals in the battle over same-sex marriages.  Below are the cases on the Court’s calendar: DeBoer, et al. v.…
  • Jul 18

    Temporal Proximity Alone Enough For Causation in Retaliation Claims, But…

    Temporal Proximity Alone Enough For Causation in Retaliation Claims, But…
    The Sixth Circuit recently published yet another opinion to clarify the role of temporal proximity in the analysis of an employee retaliation claim.  When an employee engages in protected activity, such as reporting unlawful harassment,…
  • Jul 16

    Crystal Balls and Supreme Court Reversal Statistic

    Crystal Balls and Supreme Court Reversal Statistic
    The Sixth Circuit has had lots of bad press over the past few years for its long string of reversals by the Supreme Court, mostly in habeas cases.  Over the past term, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in 11 cases from the Sixth…
Rank this Week: 1388

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1524

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: 1537

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: 1564

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: 1575

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: 1603

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

    Michigan Fireworks Law
    Michigan Fireworks Laws: The Fourth of July has come and gone but fireworks can still be heard in neighborhoods all around Detroit when the sun goes down. Michiganders have been enjoying relaxed state fireworks rules since Governor Synder…
  • Jun 30

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?
    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.? Do you owe money for unpaid car, credit card, or various loans? Have you fallen behind on your payments? Many individuals find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay off their loans, due to unforeseen…
  • Jun 29

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 1823

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • Mar 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

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

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
Rank this Week: 1825

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/
Rank this Week: 1853

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

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

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

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

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

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

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute
    Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees,…
Rank this Week: 2097

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/
  • Jul 8

    The Power of “Open Range” Law

    The Power of “Open Range” Law
    A small number of states have “open range” districts where land-owners are legally permitted to allow their animals to roam at large, subject to restrictions set by state or local law. Generally, motorists in open range…
  • Jun 24

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance
    Boarding stable owners sometimes feel pressured by ever-increasing costs of hay, shavings, and feed, while their clients resist rate increases and sometimes fail to pay. What can a stable do? Many stable owners believe that non-paying…
  • Jun 11

    My Leased Horse Appears Neglected – Now What?

    My Leased Horse Appears Neglected – Now What?
    Equine leases can generate several kinds of legal disputes, many of which have been addressed elsewhere in this blog. One dispute involves this scenario: The lessee (a “lessee” is the party that is allowed to use the horse owned…
Rank this Week: 2243

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2282

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 16

    You can take my word for it....at least for now

    You can take my word for it....at least for now
    In Klein v. HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, Inc. , the Michigan court of appeals reversed the lower court's grant of summary disposition on the claim that the employer breached an express contract to pay severance.  It vacated an award of…
  • Jul 9

    Noel Canning: now what?

    Noel Canning: now what?
    Noel Canning has been decided; the Supreme Court invalidated President Obama's NLRB recess appointments.  Approximately 436 decisions were issued over the 18 month period by the "recess" Board.  So now what? …
  • Jun 26

    Say what you mean to say...employment at will

    Say what you mean to say...employment at will
    Since the Michigan Supreme Court issued its decision in 1980 in Toussaint v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and identified how an employer's actions could cause it to change the presumption of "at will" into "just cause" employment,…
Rank this Week: 2426

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 16

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is…

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting comments on extending coverage of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to same-sex couples. This extension is in response to the Supreme Court ruling that federal benefits cannot be…
  • Jul 14

    Why I Write: Reflections of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor

    Why I Write: Reflections of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor
    Last week I was pleasantly surprised when I was included in something called a “blog hop” which is sort of analogous to what people of a certain age call a “chain letter.” The blog hop, however, is focused on a common…
  • Jul 4

    Employer’s Social Media Policy Found Not To Violate Employees’ Right

    Employer’s Social Media Policy Found Not To Violate Employees’ Right
    A recent social media case involving the NLRB should be cause for celebration for employers. Specifically, in Landry’s Inc., Case No. 32-CA-118213 (June 26, 2014), an NLRB administrative law judge (ALJ) had found a social media…
Rank this Week: 2557

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

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

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

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

    VA Benefit Increase

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

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living
    Detroit and Grand Rapids area veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits to supplement the cost of their care for either assisted living, independent living with care, or in home care. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…
Rank this Week: 2579

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: 2631

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    A few months ago I wrote about software patents before the Supreme Court.  Instead of issuing a broad ruling the Court merely decided that adding a computer to an abstract idea would not be enough to make it patentable.  Abstract…
  • Apr 5

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

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

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
Rank this Week: 2743

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 8

    The Plea

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

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnLater this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce, in his State-of-the-State address, an executive initiative allowing the limited use of medical marijuana under a set of narrow circumstances.…
  • Dec 25

    Convicted Chicago Cocaine Dealer Seeks Executive Clemency for Christma

    Convicted Chicago Cocaine Dealer Seeks Executive Clemency for Christma
    Drug lifer Jesse WebsterLast week, reading the Sunday NYT, I came across an article about Jesse Webster's plight in the federal penitentiary in Greenville, IL.  Webster's first and only conviction was handed down in 1996 for trafficking…
Rank this Week: 2810

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public
    In Michigan, the crime of public urination is not included in the Michigan Compiled Laws. However, many towns, villages and cities have ordinances against such behavior and offenders may be arrested for violating the ordinances. For example,…
Rank this Week: 2844

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…
Rank this Week: 2919

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…
Rank this Week: 2922

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: 3104

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: 3113

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    THE SECURE ACT IS PENDING IN THE SENATE TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT

    THE SECURE ACT IS PENDING IN THE SENATE TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
    Congress is considering a bill that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to the benefit of consumers.  Senate Bill 2224 called the stop here is in credit use in reporting act or the SECURE ACT, would provide new benefits to…
  • Jul 5

    Did 9th Circuit go too far holding collector liable for letters never received by consumer?

    Did 9th Circuit go too far holding collector liable for letters never received by consumer?
    FACTS In Tourgeman v Collins Financial Services, et al No. 12-56783, the Plaintiff purchased a computer from Dell. He lived in Mexico at the time had the computer shipped to his parents’ house in California. The purchase was originated…
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
Rank this Week: 3145

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: 3228

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: 3432

The Business of Patents

The Business of Patents

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

http://hanseniplaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3509

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3579

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/
  • Jul 15

    Cincinnati Who-Dey Ruling is Big Deal for Internet Commerce: Website immune from Ex-Bengals Cheerleader’s Defamation Lawsuit

    Cincinnati Who-Dey Ruling is Big Deal for Internet Commerce: Website immune from Ex-Bengals Cheerleader’s Defamation Lawsuit
    The gossip website, thedirty.com, is immune from liability for online posts about an ex-Bengals Cheerleader’s sexual promiscuity and acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. In a closely followed decision from a case that…
  • Jul 1

    New Michigan Crowdfunding Website

    New Michigan Crowdfunding Website
    Since the passing of the Crowdfunding Act in December 2013, many questions concerning the applicability of the law have surfaced. This past month, the Michigan Municipal League launched CrowdfundingMI.com, a website pertaining to…
  • Jun 25

    Will the Government Force the Redskins to Change their Name?

    Will the Government Force the Redskins to Change their Name?
    On June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") cancelled the Washington Redskins' trademark in its team name, concluding that the term "Redskin" was racially offensive and derogatory towards Native Americans. …
Rank this Week: 3612

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: 3630

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: 3647