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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 24

    Alaska SCT Briefs in State Appeal of Tribal Court Child Support Enforcement Authority

    Alaska SCT Briefs in State Appeal of Tribal Court Child Support Enforcement Authority
    Here are the materials in State of Alaska v. Central Council of Haida and Tlingit Indian Tribes of Alaska: State Brief Amicus Brief Central Council Brief Lower court materials here.
  • Jul 23

    Nebraska Legal Aid Job Posting

    Nebraska Legal Aid Job Posting
    FULL-TIME PARALEGAL NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECT – (Omaha) Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks a paralegal for its Native American Project. The position is located in its Omaha…
  • Jul 23

    News profile of History of VAWA and Alaska Native

    News profile of History of VAWA and Alaska Native
    Al Jazeera has “Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA: Complicated history excludes Alaska Native women from Violence Against Women Act.”
Rank this Week: 105

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 169

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: 276

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: 363

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    New Scoring Method for Bar Exam Essay

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

    Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Cases Getting SCOTUS Attention

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

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison

    350 Michigan Juvenile Lifers Will Remain in Prison
    Juvenile Lifer Raymond CarpIn 2012, the SCOTUS ruled in Miller v Alabama that state laws providing for life sentences for juveniles were unconstitutional.  Michigan is believed to have the most juvenile lifers in the nation; 350…
Rank this Week: 493

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals Announces Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot Program
    The landscape of the Medicare appeals process is quickly changing with the launch of the Settlement Conference Facilitation ("SCF") pilot program. The program is designed to be an alternate dispute resolution process where the appellant and…
Rank this Week: 511

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1335

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jul 24

    Bay City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl Over Four Year Time Span

    Bay City Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl Over Four Year Time Span
    On Tuesday, July 22, 49-year-old Joseph A. Howell of Saginaw was arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a young girl beginning in January of 2008, and continuing through December of 2011. According to a news article at Mlive.com, Howell…
  • Jul 22

    Father & Son Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Female Relative

    Father & Son Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Female Relative
    Recently, a father and son from Birch Run were charged with the sexual assault of a young female relative. According to news reports at Mlive.com, 66-year-old Juan Cabello Sr. and 41-year-old Juan Cabello Jr. were charged with multiple…
  • Jul 16

    Former Southwestern Michigan Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charge

    Former Southwestern Michigan Teacher Facing Sexual Assault Charge
    David Wing, a former southwestern Michigan teacher and coach, was arrested on Saturday on sexual assault charges. Wing, who is 59 years old, is accused of the sexual assault of a 16-year-old child and producing child sexually abusive…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
Rank this Week: 1460

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 22

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance

    Your Boarding Stable’s Liability Insurance Is Not Necessarily Your Horse’s Mortality Insurance
    The scenario is unfortunate: A boarded horse becomes seriously injured while at the stable and must be euthanized on recommendation of the veterinarian. The loss might have resulted from a freak accident, such as a broken leg from the…
  • Jul 8

    The Power of “Open Range” Law

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

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance

    Collecting Past-Due Board Without The Song And Dance
    Boarding stable owners sometimes feel pressured by ever-increasing costs of hay, shavings, and feed, while their clients resist rate increases and sometimes fail to pay. What can a stable do? Many stable owners believe that non-paying…
Rank this Week: 1562

Health Care Law Blog

Health Care Law Blog

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

http://www.healthlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1561

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Jul 21

    Networking | Essential for the Successful Lawyer

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

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

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

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information

    Protecting a Client's Confidential Information
    I never (and I mean never) blind copy a client on email correspondence to opposing counsel. The danger is to high that a client may accidentally hit "Reply All" when commenting on the content of the email. If that happens, then the…
Rank this Week: 921

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

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

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

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

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

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

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
Rank this Week: 920

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Lou Reed's Estate Teaches A Lesson In Trust Planning

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

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

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

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out

    Wife of Donald Sterling Used Family Trust To Cut Him Out
    It seems that everyone wanted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, after his racist remarks about Magic Johnson and African Americans became public knowledge. The NBA Commissioner, owners, players, Clipper fans, and…
Rank this Week: 1122

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

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

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

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

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

    Noel Canning: now what?

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

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

    Say what you mean to say...employment at will
    Since the Michigan Supreme Court issued its decision in 1980 in Toussaint v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and identified how an employer's actions could cause it to change the presumption of "at will" into "just cause" employment,…
Rank this Week: 1662

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Catching Up

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

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

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

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
Rank this Week: 1623

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

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

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

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

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

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

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
Rank this Week: 1094

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: 1437

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: 1529

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public
    In Michigan, the crime of public urination is not included in the Michigan Compiled Laws. However, many towns, villages and cities have ordinances against such behavior and offenders may be arrested for violating the ordinances. For example,…
Rank this Week: 1538

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

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

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

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

    VA Benefit Increase

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

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living
    Detroit and Grand Rapids area veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits to supplement the cost of their care for either assisted living, independent living with care, or in home care. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…
Rank this Week: 1152

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Michigan Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By Redd Law, PLC.

http://www.michiganbankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Discharging Student Loan

    Discharging Student Loan
    In most cases, student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. However, you may be able to discharge your student loan if you qualify because the repayment of the student loan results in an "undue hardship" to you. In reviewing your request…
  • Oct 13

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance

    Michigan Homeowner Assistance
    Michigan homeowners who are defaulting on their mortgage or property taxes can receive financial assistance through the "A Step Forward" program. Homeowners who have had a financial hardship can apply for the program to pay mortgage arrears,…
  • May 19

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Mortgage Reaffirmation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge, the underlying mortgage debt is discharged, but the lien remains. This means that a creditor cannot force a debtor to repay the debt, but if the debt is not paid, the creditor can still foreclose on the…
Rank this Week: 960

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: 1207

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: 1246

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: 1349

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 24

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie

    The Use Of Eminent Domain By Universitie
    The Northeastern Illinois University expansion will occur at universities throughout the country. Urban universities feel the need for expanded residential development in order to maintain the status and respect for their universities.…
  • Jul 23

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue

    The Missoula PR Blitz Continue
    In the most recent article of the missoulian.com, another attack is waged on the allegedly rich and greedy Carlyle Company. Realistically, water rates are increasing without regard to who owns these facilities. The national Clean Water Act…
  • Jul 22

    The Boulder Condemnation of Xcel Begin

    The Boulder Condemnation of Xcel Begin
    Boulder has filed an eminent domain action against the Xcel property. In all likelihood, the approval of the Public Utility Commission is a necessary part of this process. If Boulder thinks it is going to “save” money, it needs to…
Rank this Week: 2097

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/
  • Jul 24

    Why an insurance company must pay no fault benefits - even if they are also disputing no fault priority of payment

    Why an insurance company must pay no fault benefits - even if they are also disputing no fault priority of payment
    It happens all the time: Insurance companies refuse to pay because they claim there's another insurance company that has a higher priority to pay PIP (No Fault insurance benefits). Only it shouldn't be happening all time. Because even when…
  • Jul 19

    MythBusters tackle roundabout versus 4-way stop

    MythBusters tackle roundabout versus 4-way stop
    Which is more effective at moving cars through an intersection? There's a myth that roundabouts are a more effective way to move cars through an intersection. Are they really a triumph of efficiency compared to the good old, four-way…
  • Jul 1

    Top 9 most important things to write down after a car accident

    Top 9 most important things to write down after a car accident
    What to document at the crash scene It's tough to even think straight after a sudden car accident, even if you aren't hurt. It's a scary time, and people are full of adrenaline and often dazed or confused. But it's important to try to…
Rank this Week: 1976

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 24

    Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Whistleblower Suit Results in $24.5 Million Settlement

    Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Whistleblower Suit Results in $24.5 Million Settlement
    The Department of Justice released a statement on Monday July 21, 2014 discussing a recent $24.5 million settlement with Alabama-based Infirmary Health System Inc. (IHS), two IHS-affiliated clinics and Diagnostic Physicians Group, P.C.…
  • Jul 22

    Senate Report Finds Medicare Audit Programs Have Failed to Reduce Improper Payment Rate

    Senate Report Finds Medicare Audit Programs Have Failed to Reduce Improper Payment Rate
    The Senate Special Committee on Aging recently issued a report addressing the current Medicare audit programs, the impact of these programs on reducing improper payment rates and the burden providers face when undergoing a Medicare audit. The…
  • Jul 21

    Criminal Indictment for HIPAA Violation

    Criminal Indictment for HIPAA Violation
    Prosecution of criminal violations of HIPAA are rare, but on July 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of a former employee of an East Texas hospital for HIPAA violations.   The employee, Joshua Hippler,…
Rank this Week: 4929

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: 4651

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: 4699

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    One Michigan DUI Lawyer to Another

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

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

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

    Michigan License Restoration at a Whole DIfferent Level

    Michigan License Restoration at a Whole DIfferent Level
    This article will be a detour from my usual examination of some legal or technical aspect of the Michigan driver's license restoration appeal process. In many of my articles, I examine some facet or other of the license appeals, or...
Rank this Week: 3592

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

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

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

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

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 3426

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

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

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

    Why I Write: Reflections of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    Employer’s Social Media Policy Found Not To Violate Employees’ Right
    A recent social media case involving the NLRB should be cause for celebration for employers. Specifically, in Landry’s Inc., Case No. 32-CA-118213 (June 26, 2014), an NLRB administrative law judge (ALJ) had found a social media…
Rank this Week: 2170

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: 2187

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jul 15

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

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

    New Michigan Crowdfunding Website

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

    Will the Government Force the Redskins to Change their Name?

    Will the Government Force the Redskins to Change their Name?
    On June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") cancelled the Washington Redskins' trademark in its team name, concluding that the term "Redskin" was racially offensive and derogatory towards Native Americans. …
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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/
  • Jul 15

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case

    Two Brothers Arrested in 25-Year-Old Michigan Murder Case
    Michigan police recently arrested two brothers for their alleged involvement in a murder that occurred over 25 years ago. According to a report by Fox 17, the victim was an eighteen-year-old woman. Evidently, she lived at home with her father…
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle
    Earlier this week in Macomb County, a man was arrested after he was apprehended by police following an incident at a Home Depot store. According to a report by the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, loss prevention officers noticed a man…
  • Mar 28

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest
    A few weeks ago, the Traverse Narcotics Team along with the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office busted a drug operation running out of a local motel. According to a report by MINews26.com, the officers executed a search warrant late on a…
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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/
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electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

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

    Digital Precautions in Preparation for Divorce

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

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

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

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute

    Lawyers Should Not Interview Children in Custody Dispute
    Even the thought of some of our colleagues, cornering the little children of their clients in a conference room in order to elicit a parental preference, causes recurring nightmares.  Fortunately, the Michigan Court of Appeals agrees,…
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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/
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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/
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Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Defenses And What It Means To You
    The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) was passed in 2008 and it allows for the medical use of marijuana in the state of Michigan.  There are two categories of people who are immune from arrest and/or prosecution for possession of…
  • Jul 4

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course

    Barton Morris completes third American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course
    An attorney who represents persons accused of drunk and drugged driving cannot do it effectively unless they have the specialized education and experience with chemical testing. Almost every case involves a breath test measurement of bodily…
  • Jul 3

    Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys Read the Declaration of Independence

    Metro Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys Read the Declaration of Independence
       In celebration of Independence Day, on July 3, 2014 the Law Office of Barton Morris organized a public reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Spirit of Detroit Monument in downtown Detroit. 10 criminal defense…
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Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Jun 19

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home attorneys recently settled a bedsore case against a Wayne County, Michigan skilled nursing care facility.   The nursing home resident was a determined to be a high risk for developing pressure sores at the…
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer
    Our medical negligence lawyers represent patients and nursing home residents who develop bed sores and decubitus ulcers while in a Michigan health care facility. These conditions develop because the nursing home staff failed to take the…
  • Mar 19

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home
    The nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases involving the failure to diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction, or fecal impaction, in a nursing home resident.  A fecal impaction is a medical emergency that can be fatal if there is a…
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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
  • 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…
  • May 9

    Pit Bull Attack Settlement for Child

    Pit Bull Attack Settlement for Child
    Our Clare County Michigan pit bull dog attack lawyers recently settled a claim for a 7 year old boy.  The minor client was attacked by a pit bull dog while being babysat by a neighbor. Our client suffered serious injuries in the pit bull…
  • May 8

    Michigan Lawyer Discusses Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 18-24)

    Michigan Lawyer Discusses Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 18-24)
    National Dog Bite Prevention Week begins May 18th, 2014! Every year during the third week of May we take time to focus on educating people about how to prevent dog bites from occurring. In the United States, there are an estimated 70 million…
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ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

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

http://edmichipreport.com/
  • May 8

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment

    Sixth Circuit Rules That 35 U.S.C. § 262 Does Not Preempt State Law Fraud Claims Involving Patent Assignment
    Boynton v. Headwaters, Inc., Slip op. 2014 WL 1674082 (6th Cir. Apr. 28, 2014) In a rare decision discussing patent law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that 35 U.S.C. § 262, which provides that each…
  • May 2

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy

    USPTO AIA Roundtable Focuses on IPR Procedures and Strategy
    On April 24. 2014, the he U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  hosted a public roundtable at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills Campus. The program attracted patent practitioners from as far away as North Carolina,…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case

    Supreme Court Clears Way For District Courts To Award In More Patent Case
    Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184 (U.S. April 29, 2014) Highmark, Inc. v Allcare Health Management System, Inc., No. 12-1163 (U.S. April 29, 2014) In two unanimous decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court repudiated…
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Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
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