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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 79

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case
    Russell Smith, a 37-year-old man that according to court records is homeless, was arrested and charged in a case involving an Ypsilanti Township man who died after Smith provided him with heroin, according to news articles at Mlive.com. The…
  • Sep 29

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI
    Earlier this month, Hilario Homberto Urena was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the big rig he was driving crossed a yellow line and struck on oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the other vehicle died of the injuries he sustained,…
  • Sep 26

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident
    Earlier this week, a Wayne man was charged in the September 4 homicide of a Bloomfield Township resident. Bart Mitchell Spencer, a 45-year-old handyman, is suspected of murdering 77-year-old William Whitelaw. According to news reports at the…
Rank this Week: 301

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

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

    The Science of Blood Alcohol Levels: Alcohol Absorption & Elimination

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

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense

    Legal Strategy for Multiple Criminal Offense
    This blog is based upon our experience representing clients that are charged with multiple criminal offenses. Multiple criminal offenses may be brought even when there is a single intent involved. When confronted with multiple criminal…
  • Mar 11

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

    Shotime's 'Shameless' Accurately Portrays Experience of a First-Time Offender
    A recent storyline on the Shotime series 'Shameless' has focused on the show's protagonist being charged with a crime for the first time. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless' lead played brilliantly by Emmy Rossum, is charged with narcotic possession…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Sep 25

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption

    In Re AJR | Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Step-Parent Adoption
    The Michigan Supreme Court has finally handed down its decision in In Re AJR--a step-parent adoption case. According the the supreme court, the constitutional rights of a noncustodial parent ["NCP"] who has joint legal custody trump…
  • Sep 23

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad

    Disorder in the Court | A Custody Hearing Gone Bad
    Internet coverage of a Family Court hearing in Durham, North Carolina has garnered only 17,000 views on YouTube. (How did this courtroom video get posted to YouTube?) Those views, in my opinion, are hardly sufficient. Hopefully, the North…
  • Sep 11

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi

    Gmail Accounts Compromised by Russian Hackers | How to Fix Thi
    Two lawyers on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Listserv alerted members to a serious problem with Gmail today. This news and their advice is something I want to pass along to my readers. Email security is always imperative, especially…
Rank this Week: 226

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct

    DOJ to Scrutinize False Claims Act Investigations and Lawsuits for Criminal Conduct
    The Department of Justice's ("DOJ") Criminal Division announced, through its Assistant Attorney General, Leslie R. Caldwell, that the DOJ is closely scrutinizing civil False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits for criminal conduct.…
  • Sep 19

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Compliance Date Officially Set for October 1, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") officially set the ICD-10 compliance date for October 1, 2015. Previously, providers and payors had until October 1, 2014 to transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10…
  • Sep 11

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS

    DEA ELEVATES HYDROCODONE-COMBINATION PRODUCTS TO THE MORE RESTRICTIVE CATEGORY OF SCHEDULE II DRUGS
    In an attempt to combat prescription drug abuse, on August 22, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") published a final rule (here) elevating Hydrocodone-combination products ("HCPs") to the more restrictive schedule II…
Rank this Week: 252

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: 449

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: 695

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Aug 25

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie

    Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencie
    When it comes to establishing basic terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring someone as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee, business owners generally enjoy significant leeway. But this could change for certain Michigan…
  • Aug 23

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement

    Common Mistakes that Derail Enforcement of a Noncompete Agreement
    Our law firm was recently hired to represent clients – former employees – being sued for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement, trade secret misappropriation, and other business related claims. As is typical with these sorts…
  • Aug 20

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court

    Michigan Experiments with Business Court
    It is not often that the legal system and innovation are used (positively) in the same sentence. However, Michigan has implemented a statewide innovative “business court” system to handle legal disputes that fall into a number of…
Rank this Week: 361

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Aug 15

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?

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

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

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

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014
    Brian Garmo, Manging Partner at Garmo & Kiste, PLC, has been named to the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters…
Rank this Week: 404

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: 742

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/
  • Sep 30

    Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover

    Taking Beef To Slaughter With ET Rover
    There have been many angry articles about the ET Rover project.  This firm does represent property owners in the path of the Rover project, so we speak with biased breath.  The advice of outstanding Township lawyer, David Lattie,…
  • Sep 29

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre

    Mixed Review Of Opportunity Corridor Will Have Little Affect On The Progre
    The recent challenge of the United States Public Interest Research Group to the Opportunity Corridor, holding that it was one of the ten lowest priority road projects in the country, will have little affect on the construction of the…
  • Sep 26

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge

    Bidding Process Starts For Bridge
    A recent article by Mr. Gallagher at The Detroit Free Press would lead one to believe that the bridge contracts are being let. To the contrary, the funding must be completed. This funding will be come from the Quebec National Parliament…
Rank this Week: 880

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/
  • Sep 30

    Tom Clancy Estate In Family Fight Due To Poor Estate Planning

    Tom Clancy Estate In Family Fight Due To Poor Estate Planning
    Anyone who knows who CIA analyst Jack Ryan is likely appreciates the work of late author Tom Clancy. Called the "father of the techno-thriller," Clancy's career took off with his first novel, The Hunt for Red October. His career -- spawning…
  • Sep 18

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain
    Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this week. His mother, the iconic Princess Diana, passed away over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France. What was so special…
  • Sep 10

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support
    “I ain’t afraid of death.” Joan Rivers once told Time Magazine, “I’m in show business. I died a million times.” Aging. Dying. Death. Concepts no one likes to think about, much less talk about. Of the many…
Rank this Week: 1057

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Michigan Man Crashes into “Drive Sober” Sign, Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

    Michigan Man Crashes into “Drive Sober” Sign, Arrested for Driving Under the Influence
    Earlier last month in Grand Blanc Township, a man was arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed his Ford F-150 truck through a construction zone and onto the police department grounds. According to a report by M Live, the…
  • Sep 15

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie

    Labor Day Weekend Brought Increased DUI Enforcement to Michigan Countie
    Labor Day weekend has traditionally a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate each others’ company. However, it is also no secret that three-day weekends bring out the partier in many Michiganders, and Labor Day is no…
  • Aug 29

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

    Sturgis Firefighter Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge
    Earlier this week, a Sturgis firefighter was arrested on charges that he allegedly had an inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. According to a report by one local news source, the 36-year-old firefighter is…
Rank this Week: 1722

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Sep 30

    COA holds that Michigan's SBT is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy

    COA holds that Michigan's SBT is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy
    The Court of Appeals considered an issue of first impression in Henderson v. Michigan Department of Treasury, No. 312859, and held that Michigan’s Single Business Tax (SBT) is an excise tax not subject to discharge in bankruptcy…
  • Sep 30

    COA affirms MPSC order denying biomass-plant eligbility to recover NOx emissions cost

    COA affirms MPSC order denying biomass-plant eligbility to recover NOx emissions cost
    In the consolidated case In Re Consumers Energy Co., No. 305066, the Court of Appeals reconsidered and reaffirmed the Michigan Public Service Commission’s order denying a biomass plant’s eligibility to collect mono-nitrogen oxide…
  • Sep 29

    Court of Appeals to reconsider appeal of trial court's order denying motion to vacate plea

    Court of Appeals to reconsider appeal of trial court's order denying motion to vacate plea
    In People v. Reid, No. 148678, the Michigan Supreme Court remanded as on leave granted.  The Court of Appeals was directed to consider defendant’s appeal of the district court’s denial of his motion to rescind, revoke, or…
Rank this Week: 4123

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/
  • Sep 30

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed an Ohio district court’s preliminary injunction that would have allowed early in-person (EIP) voting in Ohio to start today. A Sixth Circuit panel upheld the injunction in a lengthy opinion last week,…
  • Sep 29

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority
    Two recent Sixth Circuit decisions have filtered into other circuits’ jurisprudence, garnering both supporters and critics. In July, the Third Circuit agreed with the Sixth that the availability of classwide arbitration is a…
  • Sep 26

    Sixth Circuit Election Decision Creating Buzz And Keeping Lawyers Working Around The Clock (Which is Ticking)

    Sixth Circuit Election Decision Creating Buzz And Keeping Lawyers Working Around The Clock (Which is Ticking)
    In a decision generating interest both the locally and nationally a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction which reinstates Ohio’s early in-person (EIP) voting period of 35 days (from 28 days) and allows…
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
  • Sep 29

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Prior Art Found Pertinent to Patent-Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Quoting Bob Dylan in “You’re a Big Girl Now,” from the landmark album Blood on the Tracks, Judge Wu in the Central District of California has summed up the present state of patent-eligibility jurisprudence under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Sep 27

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test

    Yet Another Business Method Patent Fails Section 101 “Abstract Idea” Test
    Yet another court has held yet more business method patents invalid for failing to recite patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Open Text S.A. v. Alfresco Software Ltd., No. No. 13-cv-04843-JD (Sept 19, 2014), the…
  • Sep 24

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review

    PTAB Invalidates Business Method Claims in CBM Review
    Inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office are emerging as a potent tool for invalidating patents. Under the Covered…
Rank this Week: 3660

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/
  • Sep 29

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit

    Direct evidence of age discrimination and the 6th Circuit
    The 6th Circuit recently reviewed an appeal from the grant of summary judgment in an action where a principal of a high school alleged his contract was not renewed because of his age.  In Scheick v. Tecumseh Public Schools , the court…
  • Sep 24

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.

    The EEOC and press releases...never mind.
    The EEOC uses its press room page on its website to announce the filing of lawsuits and the settlement of cases.  So far in September, the agency has issued 12 press releases announcing settlements and 17 press releases announcing the…
  • Sep 12

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation

    The Ravens' Tale: Investigation
    The Baltimore Ravens are not your typical employer. The NFL is not your typical industry.  That being said, the Ravens' handling of the Ray Rice matter is a lesson in what not to do.  In hindsight, the organization realized its…
Rank this Week: 2855

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/
  • Sep 29

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation

    Caremark Settles False Claims Act Allegation
    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Caremark, LLC will pay $6 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act.  The U.S. government alleged that Caremark knowingly failed to reimburse Medicaid for…
  • Sep 26

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker

    Medical Records Worth More Than Credit Cards to Hacker
    Following the data breach at Home Depot, Reuters reported that medical information is worth ten times more than credit card information on the black market.  Just last month Reuters reported on an FBI Flash alert to the healthcare…
  • Sep 24

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon

    OIG Warns Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Pharmacies About Drug Copayment Coupon
    The HHS Office of Inspector General released a Special Advisory Bulletin regarding pharmaceutical manufacturer copayment coupons, and the potential violations of the anti-kickback statute and False Claims Act when such coupons are used to…
Rank this Week: 4209

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Catholic Bishops to Re-examine the Catechism of Divorce

    Catholic Bishops to Re-examine the Catechism of Divorce
    If you are a Catholic that strictly adheres to the catechism of the church, then you cannot partake in holy communion if you are divorced and remarried.  This applies to a lot of Catholics.Some of the more connected among the faithful…
  • Sep 18

    Scotland Contemplates Divorce

    Scotland Contemplates Divorce
    Sometimes, here in America, we hear this talk relative to Texas; that Texas is going to secede from the Union.  Personally, I never worry that it will actually happen; that we will have a separate country between us and Mexico.And we all…
  • Sep 14

    Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Marijuana Employment Case

    Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Marijuana Employment Case
    On the last day of the month, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral argument on a wrongful termination case pitting legal medical marijuana use against an employer's right to regulate its work environment.  A wheelchair-bound Dish…
Rank this Week: 3829

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Blog

Provides case law updates from the Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michbankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2682

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/
  • Sep 27

    Weekly Summaries: DUI in Michigan for Non-Residents and no jail in Embezzlement/False Pretenses Case

    Weekly Summaries: DUI in Michigan for Non-Residents and no jail in Embezzlement/False Pretenses Case
    1. Michigan DUI for Someone who lives in Another State This week's first article addressed the situation where a non-Michigan resident is charged with a drunk driving crime here, in Michigan. I handle a lot of these cases, and that...
  • Sep 26

    Embezzlement/False Pretenses Charges in Michigan and Avoiding Jail

    Embezzlement/False Pretenses Charges in Michigan and Avoiding Jail
    As a Michigan criminal defense lawyer, I have developed a fairly robust embezzlement/ larceny by false pretenses practice. I handle embezzlement and false pretenses cases brought in the Metro-Detroit area, meaning anywhere in Macomb, Oakland…
  • Sep 22

    DUI in Michigan for Out-of-State, Non-Resident

    DUI in Michigan for Out-of-State, Non-Resident
    If you live outside of the state of Michigan and have been arrested here, within its borders for OWI ("operating while intoxicated," the technical name for a DUI charge), there are some things you need to know that can help...
Rank this Week: 3926

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?

    Spousal Support: should it be awarded in your case?
    Spousal support is generally a highly contested issue. There are some cases where spousal support is necessary and appropriate, and some cases where spousal support is not recommended. Eleven factors are generally considered in determining…
  • Sep 19

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?

    You've decided to file for divorce - now what?
    Divorce creates profound stress and emotion, and often precipitates other changes in your life. The outcome of your case can affect you and your family for many years to come. For these reasons, it is essential to find attorneys that…
  • Sep 11

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?

    Best Interest Factors: What are they?
    Whether the court is determining the initial child custody order, or modifying the order after a judgment has been entered, they will consider the "best interest factors." The best interest factors help the referee or judge determine what…
Rank this Week: 3715

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

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

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over

    Family Pressure: When the Pot Boils Over
    By: Amanda ChapmanAn interesting book was released earlier this summer, “Marriage Markets” by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, which describes the state of marriage in our modern American society.  As a divorce lawyer, I found…
  • Sep 12

    The Economics of Child Support

    The Economics of Child Support
    DHS Director Maura CorriganThe Michigan Auditor General gave a high grade to the arm of the state bureaucracy responsible for collecting and distributing child support.  In the two year audit period billions in child support dollars were…
Rank this Week: 3992

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2681

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law

    Detroit Police Ignore Open Carry Firearm Law
    The Second Amendment of the Constitution secures a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. There are many who take this protection very seriously. The Second Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court many times and is the…
  • Sep 8

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive

    Keeping DUI Arrest Quite Allows For Careless Plea for Oakland County Deputy Executive
    A top Oakland County Executive able to get DUI dismissed because his lawyers were able to keep the case quite. In June of 2013 the top Deputy to Oakland County Executive to L. Brooks Paterson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in…
  • Aug 24

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale

    Whip-Its – Nitrous Oxide And Other Inhalants – Legal to possess, illegal to inhale
    Have you ever inhaled the compressed air in the whipped cream can in your (or your friend’s) refrigerator for the quick high it gives you? If you did you committed a misdemeanor pursuant to Michigan Law. The gas that forces the whipped…
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Sep 23

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back

    Hackers Declare War on Health Care and Industry Fights Back
    "It's a war we're in." That's how John Halamka, the chief information officer of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the current state of affairs between the health care industry and the hackers and identity thieves…
  • Sep 15

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?

    HIPAA Deadline Quickly Approaching – Are your Business Associate Agreements Up To Date?
    The Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule ("Final Rule"), published January 25, 2013, contains several new requirements for business associate ("BA") agreements. While the requirements went into effect on September 23, 2013, grandfathered BA agreements…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage

    Proposed Bill Would Require Michigan Employers to Provide Information on Reproductive Health Coverage
    Michigan legislators Gretchen Whitmer (D- East Lansing) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) plan to introduce a bill in the Senate and House this week entitled the "Reproductive Health Coverage Information Act," which would require employers…
Rank this Week: 2676

Michigan No Fault Auto Insurance…

Michigan No Fault Auto Insurance Law Blog

Covers Michigan auto accident law. By Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC.

http://www.michigannofaultautoinsurancelaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    How does Michigan's No Fault law apply to my car accident?

    How does Michigan's No Fault law apply to my car accident?
    Let's face it, almost no one really understands what Michigan's No-Fault insurance is until after they've been involved in a car accident. Even the majority of attorneys in this state have no idea what it is (which is why an essay question on…
  • Sep 19

    When will I receive my No Fault wage loss check?

    When will I receive my No Fault wage loss check?
    How wage loss works in Michigan Wage loss from your No-Fault insurance provides a financial lifeline for many people in the state of Michigan who are too injured to return to work after a car accident. It's one of your Michigan No-Fault…
  • Sep 4

    What's an insurance company settlement day?

    What's an insurance company settlement day?
    Periodically, there's something that automobile accident lawyers and now, workers compensation lawyers see called a "settlement day." This practice started in Michigan about a decade ago, and it's becoming more common. If you have a pending…
Rank this Week: 3333

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/
  • Sep 23

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

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer
    The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services released its list of complaint ratios for 2013 recently. Leading the pack by a wide margin, with 101 complaints, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company had more than twice the…
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1451

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: 4492

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/
  • Sep 16

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

    Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them
    Your liability release might not be as strong as you think. Though courts in most states have shown a willingness to enforce releases of liability (when properly worded and signed), there is never a guarantee that all courts will accept…
  • Sep 2

    My Leased Horse Looks Neglected – Now What?

    My Leased Horse Looks Neglected – Now What?
    You leased out your horse to a family whose horse-crazy teenaged daughter promised to give him the best of care. After a few months passed, you paid your horse a visit but were shocked at what you saw. The horse appeared ribby, and his…
  • Aug 19

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release

    What You Didn’t Know About Liability Release
    Liability releases are probably the most misunderstood documents in the horse industry. Myths and misunderstandings surround them. Let’s explore common misperceptions regarding releases and the facts.…
Rank this Week: 2675

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: 3558

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Sep 16

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyers will represent you under our “No Fee Unless You Win” agreement.  Also called a contingency fee agreement, this means that we will handle your case from start to finish and we do not…
  • Sep 16

    How much time does it take for a nursing home case in Michigan?

    How much time does it take for a nursing home case in Michigan?
    A Michigan nursing home case can take several years from start to finish.  The first step in the process is for our legal and medical team to get all of the nursing home records and hospital records.  If there wa
  • Sep 16

    Who can bring a Michigan nursing home lawsuit?

    Who can bring a Michigan nursing home lawsuit?
    A Michigan nursing home lawsuit can be brought by the resident, a family member, or a court appointed representative like a guardian or conservator.  If the resident is not competent to bring suit, then the lawsuit is typically filed by
Rank this Week: 1713

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4269

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation

    New York City Sugary Drink Regulation
    In September 2012 New York City's Board of Health prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and some other venues such as movie theaters, fast food restaurants, and cafeterias that it inspects.  Five years…
  • Jul 31

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial

    California Probate Law - LA Clippers Sale Trial
    A few days ago a California probate court ruled in the Donald Sterling/Shelly Sterling trust dispute concerning the pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Balmer (Former Microsoft CEO) for $2 Billion.  The pending…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3669

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Provides information and resources to dog bite victims. By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigandogbitelawyer.org
  • Aug 13

    Waterford Dog Bite Lawsuit Settlement

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

    Metamora Man Mauled to Death in Vicious Dog Attack

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

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House

    Bitten By Dog At Friend’s House
    Our Michigan dog bite injury lawyers handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Michigan for personal injury damages. Dog bite attacks can be a very traumatic and frightening experience for anyone to have to go…
Rank this Week: 1714

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1940

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

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

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

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

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

    The Plea

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

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York

    Governor Cuomo Announces [Limited] Medical Marijuana for New York
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnLater this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to announce, in his State-of-the-State address, an executive initiative allowing the limited use of medical marijuana under a set of narrow circumstances.…
Rank this Week: 3994

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: 4318

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: 2970

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: 4225

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3021

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: 2765

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Covers Michigan criminal issues. By the Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC.

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

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?

    Open-carry Gun Lawsuit against Flint Township Police. Was man improperly jailed on Christmas Eve?
    This past Christmas Eve, the Flint Township Police Department arrested 21 year old John McMorris for allegedly carrying a concealed pistol without a permit. Ultimately McMorris was released without being charged for any crime; however, after…
  • Mar 28

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar
    Chris Brown is behind bars…again. The R&B singer was dismissed from his Malibu Rehab Facility mid March for “for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.” Browns request to enter another rehab…
  • Jan 20

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology
                   Wearable technology has begun trending and has taken over as the new must have item. Amongst these new products, Google Glass is especially exciting for consumers as it functions as a…
Rank this Week: 3017

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: 3188

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does Divorce Affect Social Security Benefits?
    The first consideration in the analysis is the length of the marriage.  In order to be entitled to the other spouse’s social security benefits the marriage must have lasted 10 years or more. A marriage which lasts 10 years or more…
  • Oct 19

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS

    EFFECT OF DIVORCE ON PRE-EXISTING WILLS & ESTATE PLANS
    A large percentage of divorced persons, widows, and widowers subsequently remarry one or more times. It is important to consider the legal effect divorces may have on any pre-existing estate plans including wills, trusts, non-probate…
  • Oct 17

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce

    Short Sales and Foreclosures in Divorce
    When people get divorced, they often sell the marital residence. In 2010, divorced couples are learning there is less equity in their homes and the ability to sell a non-foreclosed or short-saled property is impacted by these market…
Rank this Week: 3313