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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/
  • Aug 1

    Michael Blumm on Federal Reserved Water Right

    Michael Blumm on Federal Reserved Water Right
    Michael C. Blumm has posted “Reserved Water Rights as a Rule of Law” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The reserved water rights doctrine is — and always has been — a controversial doctrine in Western water law circles…
  • Jul 31

    Save the Date: Apply to Clerk at NARF by September 25, 2015

    Save the Date: Apply to Clerk at NARF by September 25, 2015
    Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (“NARF”) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.…
  • Jul 31

    Navajo Nation DOJ Job Posting

    Navajo Nation DOJ Job Posting
     ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL POSITION TAX AND FINANCE UNIT NAVAJO NATION DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE The Navajo Nation Department of Justice is seeking an energetic and motivated Assistant Attorney General to manages a component “Tax and…
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/
  • Jul 29

    Increase in Suicide Among College Student

    Increase in Suicide Among College Student
    Active Minds Exhibition Have you read recently about the increase in suicide among college students? It's concerning. The photo at the left is a traveling exhibition by Active Minds, an advocacy group. It consists of 1,100 backpacks…
  • Jul 25

    Computer-generated Evidence: Part I Hearsay but Admissible under "Catch-All" Exception

    Computer-generated Evidence: Part I Hearsay but Admissible under "Catch-All" Exception
    CDC The Michigan Court of Appeals released an opinion reversing and remanding to the trial court with instructions in a case involving the parents' dispute about whether or not their children should continue to receive vaccinations. Kagen v…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ordering People to Have a Relationship Effective?

    Is Ordering People to Have a Relationship Effective?
    Mark Baer, Pasadena, California family lawyer and advocate for collaborative law comments on the Tsimhoni case: "Is Ordering People to Have a Relationship Effective?" He concludes the answer is "NO' and suggests alternatives.
Rank this Week: 263

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration, DUI and Criminal Lawyer - Hire by Phone

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration, DUI and Criminal Lawyer - Hire by Phone
    Over the last few years, I have had an increasing number of clients retain me over the phone, before they ever even meet me or come to my office. This article, like the previous, will be another departure from my...
  • Jul 31

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case
    Whether it's a drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restoration, driving while license suspended or revoked, or even a drug possession or indecent exposure charge, the overwhelming majority of the cases I handle can trace their beginnings to…
  • Jul 27

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre
    In this article, I want to return to the subject of a 1st offense DUI, and look at it from the inside, meaning how it feels to be the person facing it. In Michigan, we technically have no such offense...
Rank this Week: 394

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 477

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 31

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death

    Answering Questions About Whitney Houston's Millions And Bobbi Kristina's Death
    After a six-month coma, the life of Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, has tragically ended. Just how tragic her short life really was may not be known for some time. But the details that have emerged are nothing short of…
  • Jul 13

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning

    How The Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Impacts Estate Planning
    As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death…
  • Jul 6

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle

    Lessons Learned From The Tom Benson Competency Battle
    As owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson, is used to being in control. He worked his way up from humble beginnings, starting as a used-car salesman, to owner of multiple car dealerships, banks, real estate, and a television…
Rank this Week: 527

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 28

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome
      Incredibly, the Missoula water eminent domain case now has the a different biggest headline – not the cost of the project or the fight about the project, but the cost of the litigation.  The…
  • Jul 16

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu

    Ohio Trial Courts Again Deal With Rights of Entry for Nexu
    Nexus desires to survey property that the company desires to acquire. There is little choice but for the oil pipeline companies to move forward unless the companies know what kind of soils will be dealt with. Challenges of environmental…
  • Jul 14

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?

    A Shortage of Funds To Repair the Roads?
    After a referendum failure in Missouri, the Dexter, Missouri Daily Statesman notes the voter rejection excludes the Missouri Department of Transportation from necessary funds which are required in order to build new roads and perform road…
Rank this Week: 605

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: 662

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Major Stark Provisions in 2016 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
    On July 8, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule containing major provisions relating to the Physician Self-Referral Law (i.e., the Stark Law) and its exceptions. CMS states that the purpose of…
  • Jul 9

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche

    OCR Announces Consolidation of Kansas City and Chicago Branche
    On April 20, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General, in partnership with the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, published Practical Guidance for…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act

    United States Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Federal Subsidies Created by the Affordable Care Act
    June 25, 2015 On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of King, et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al., upholding federal subsidies for taxpayers who buy health insurance on the federal…
Rank this Week: 986

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 31

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute
    Recently, 51-year-old Richard France was arrested on several weapons and other charges after he attempted to shoot out the tires of a vehicle containing two passengers during a domestic assault. According to a news report at Up North Live,…
  • Jul 30

    DUI Charges Against Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck Dismissed After Judge Reviews Video

    DUI Charges Against Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck Dismissed After Judge Reviews Video
    In April of this year, Tennessee State Representative Bill Beck was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. Now, after reviewing a police video of the stop, Cheatham County Judge Phillip Maxey has dismissed the charges against the…
  • Jul 28

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT

    Drug Dealer, Three Teens Arrested Following Search of Home in Logan, UT
    On Tuesday July 21, a search warrant was served by the Cache-Rich Drug Task Force on a home located in Logan, Utah after it was suspected there were illegal drugs in the home located in the area of 300 North and 300 East, according to a news…
Rank this Week: 1044

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: 1133

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Understanding Criminal Laws In Orange County

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

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

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

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney

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

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Michigan Supreme Court Decides Medical Marijuana Case

    Michigan Supreme Court Decides Medical Marijuana Case
    Unlike the United States Supreme Court, our Michigan Supreme Court stays focused and working through the summer. Accordingly, yesterday it released decisions in the remaining two cases from the trio of medical marijuana cases arising here in…
  • Jul 14

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age

    Defense Lawyer Atticus Finch Turns Racist in Old Age
    For the defense: Atticus FinchGeeze, say it ain't so. The beloved protagonist of Harper Lee's 1960 Southern gothic novel To Kill a Mockingbird exhibits racist tendencies in Lee's recently published sequel, Go Set a Watchman.The plot of…
  • Jul 10

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right

    Marriage Equality a Fundamental Constitutional Right
    SCOTUS Justices Roberts & KennedyJust prior to the Fourth of July holiday, on one of the last days of its term, the SCOTUS announced the split-decision in Obergefell v Hodges, a case from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, our appellate…
Rank this Week: 1319

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 1412

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/
  • Jul 10

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed

    Compensation for Advance Care Planning Services Proposed
    The CY 2015 proposed physician fee schedule which will be published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, contains a proposal to include separate reimbursement for advance care planning, including the discussion of advance directives by…
  • Jun 10

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

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

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case

    Alaska Woman Sentenced to Prison in HIPAA Criminal Case
    While HIPAA criminal cases are rare, KTVA in Alaska recently reported that an Anchorage woman was sentenced to two concurrent 24 month prison terms.  The case is being reported as the first prosecuted HIPAA criminal case in the state.…
Rank this Week: 1416

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 28

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit
    Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas has granted a defendant’s motion for a stay based on institution of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding.  MemSmart Semiconductor Corp. v. AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd., No.…
  • Jul 25

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal
    Far from finding relief from an examiner’s patent-ineligibility rejection at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent applicants may find that ex parte appeals are their undoing.  A recent decision in an appeal filed in…
  • Jul 21

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice
    Having just posted on a slew of U.S. District Court cases holding patent claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice case, here are two more: Smart Systems v. Chicago Transit Authority, No. 14 C 08053 (N.D. Ill. July 10,…
Rank this Week: 1523

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: 1554

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: 1566

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: 1628

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: 1643

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

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

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
Rank this Week: 1730

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: 1831

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Off Topic-Terrible Michigan Supreme Court Decision

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

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

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

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

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
Rank this Week: 1872

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Spousal Support Always Modifiable Once Awarded by Family Court

    Spousal Support Always Modifiable Once Awarded by Family Court
    If the parties to a divorce do not settle their divorce, then a family court will decide the issues in the case, including spousal support and whether income should be imputed to a non-earning spouse. The court's decision is discretionary…
  • Jun 7

    Michigan Legislature Again Seeks to Restrict Divorce Trolling

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

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition

    Alcohol Abuse Results in Parenting Condition
    Earlier this month, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed alcohol abuse and parenting conditions in a rare published opinion; rare in that parenting time appeals do not get published very often. This case, Kaeb v Kaeb, comes…
Rank this Week: 2098

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jul 14

    50 CENT FILES BANKRUPTCY

    50 CENT FILES BANKRUPTCY
    As reported on Yahoo news: Rapper 50 Cent, real name Curtis James Jackson III, has reportedly filed for federal bankruptcy protection. US reports say he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an American District Court. This follows a…
  • Jun 3

    Can a Mortgage Lien Be Stripped in a Chapter 7?

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

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
Rank this Week: 2246

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 21

    Washington Court Dismisses Equine Injury Lawsuit against Backyard Horse Facility Owner

    Washington Court Dismisses Equine Injury Lawsuit against Backyard Horse Facility Owner
    Private, Backyard Facility Could Qualify as an “Equine Activity Sponsor” Under Equine Activity Liability Law As of July 20, 2015, 47 states– all but California, Maryland, and New York – have passed some form of an…
  • Jul 7

    Cheap Horse – Expensive Problem

    Cheap Horse – Expensive Problem
    An online ad shows a beautiful horse for sale, and the buyer is drawn in. The ad describes the horse as a perfect show horse, unflappable trail horse, kid-friendly, easy-keeper, and free of vices. The price is low, and the buyer rushes to…
  • Jun 23

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

    Michigan’s Equine Activity Liability Act Amended to Remove “Negligence” Exception for Professionals and Sponsor
    Yesterday, June 23, 2015 Michigan's Governor signed into law an amendment to Michigan's Equine Activity Liability Act ("The EALA"). The new amendment targets a portion of Michigan’s EALA involving its exceptions –sections of the…
Rank this Week: 2276

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Covers labor, employment, and employment discrimination law with emphasis on Michigan recent developments and impact of HR professionals. By John Holmquist.

http://www.michiganemploymentlawconnection.com/
  • Jul 5

    Changing latitude

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

    The 6th Circuit and overtime: uh oh

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

    Beware the digital immigrant

    Beware the digital immigrant
    Fortune Magazine has an interesting article concerning how employers are using a term--digital native--in hiring which could be construed as a preference for younger applicants much the way that "new grad" was used in the past.  In 2001,…
Rank this Week: 2462

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!

    Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees; It Pays to Fight Every Traffic Ticket!
    Since 2003, the State of Michigan collects Driver Responsibility Fees against driver’s when excessive points are abstracted on a person’s driving record (Category 1 Offenses). Fees are also collected for specific offenses,…
  • Jul 3

    EMBEZZLEMENT OFFENSES IN MICHIGAN

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

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

    Forfeitures of Property and Cash when Charged or Suspected of a Crime
    A recent article in the Detroit Free Press says what I have been wanting to say about forfeitures, “Justifiable Seizures Or Legal Shakedowns by the Police?” The article makes several observations: -Michigan gets a D- as being one…
Rank this Week: 2490

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Jul 21

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination

    Oy Vey! No Religious Discrimination in Jewish Nurse’s Termination
    A recent religious discrimination claim dismissed in favor of an employer offers a number important take-aways for both employers and employees. Specifically, on 7/16/2015 the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a…
  • Jul 19

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Unlawful under Federal Law … For Now?
    On July 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a decision confirming that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) Title VII is the…
  • Jul 18

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship

    Non-Solicitation Restrictions – A Valuable Tool for Protecting Your Company’s Customer Relationship
    When it comes to post employment restrictions, non-compete agreements often get all the attention. In fact, such restrictions are a frequent subject of discussion on our law firm’s blog (Noncompete Restrictions: The First Line of…
Rank this Week: 2547

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

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

    Medicad Changes for Spouses at Home

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

    Michigan Vietnam Vet

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

    Michigan Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning

    Michigan Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning
    Have an IRA? Facing a long-term care planning situation? Or maybe you have a loved one with elder law needs? The biggest misconception for clients facing elder law issues is that Michigan elder law attorneys can only help veterans or…
Rank this Week: 2644

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: 2677

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

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

    Happy New Year!

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

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 2760

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

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

    Teenage Sex Offender Sentenced Harshly

    Teenage Sex Offender Sentenced Harshly
    Convicted sex-offenderZachery AndersonOften, our law firm represents someone accused of criminal sexual conduct. In such cases, one of the penalties is being listed on the sex offender registry -known as SORA in the industry- as a component…
  • Jun 12

    Married to the Medical Marijuana Patient

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

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention

    Stoned Driving Gets Much Needed Legislative Attention
    By:  Brent ScottSocial acceptance and decriminalization has equated to more people getting behind the wheel after they have consumed marijuana.  However, unlike alcohol, there is no standard measurement to determine whether someone…
Rank this Week: 2774

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2932

Defending The Digital Workplace

Defending The Digital Workplace

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

http://jshinn.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

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

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

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

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB

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

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

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

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3073

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3093

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

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

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

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

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 8

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.
    The following was recently published in my “Ask the Lawyer” column: Question:   I just got remarried and both my husband and I have children from previous marriages. I am worried that my son and daughter won’t get anything if I die…
Rank this Week: 3236

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: 3428

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/
  • Jul 15

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming

    Federal Circuit Decision Concerning “Means-Plus-Function” Claiming
    When drafting patent claims for a device, it is often desirable to describe the device based on how it works instead of how it is structured.  Describing a device based on how it works is often referred to as “functional…
  • Jun 19

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

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

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule

    Federal Circuit Clarifies “Divided Infringement” Rule
    Following a remand from the U.S. Supreme Court last June, on May 13, 2015 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued another opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.(Fed. Cir., Slip Opinion Case…
Rank this Week: 3439

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/
  • Jul 28

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme

    Michigan Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years for Cancer Fraud Scheme
    Dr. Farid Fata was sentenced to 45 years in a federal prison by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman. The sentence was greater than the 25 years that the defense advocated for, but well under the 175-year maximum requested by the prosecution. Dr.…
  • Jul 20

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care

    CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Medicaid Managed Care
    Last month, for the first time in over a decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed revisions to the Medicaid managed care regulations. According to CMS, the proposed rule aims to reflect the changes in…
  • Jul 14

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage

    Tuomey Health Loses Appeal, Facing $237 Million in Fees and Damage
    A very long legal battle may be nearing its final chapter after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $237 million judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System in South Carolina. The judgment is an enormous sum for the…
Rank this Week: 3468

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: 3513

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 20

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat
    Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal law that prohibits sending threats over the internet requires some level of intention by the sender. The ruling leaves some issues open but is significant for those who engage in…
  • Jul 13

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement
    Social media is a great tool for companies to build their brands. Many have moved from nearly invisible to viral superstar status, thanks to a well-timed Tweet, Facebook post or clever YouTube video. But with this power comes risks. One…
  • Jun 18

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

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
Rank this Week: 3540

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: 3626

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Harvey Kruse, P.C. Blog

Covers Michigan business law and litigation topics.

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

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

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

    PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD IMPOSE $1 MILLION FINES ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

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

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?

    Should Your Company Hire National Trial Counsel?
    As product liability lawsuits continue to cut into slim margins of profit in recession based sales, many companies are looking for a solution.   Repeated lawsuits, even those without merit, are frequently rewarded by settlements that…
Rank this Week: 3663