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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/
  • Mar 22

    Gorsuch: “Tribes are . . . Sovereign Nations”

    Gorsuch: “Tribes are . . . Sovereign Nations”
    Here is a link to a short clip created by a user on C-SPAN from Judge Gorsuch’s testimony. Judge Gorsuch mentions his decisions in cases involving the Ute Tribe and the Osage Tribe. Thanks to John Dossett.
  • Mar 22

    DAPL Appeal Pleading

    DAPL Appeal Pleading
    Here are the briefs in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers: 2017 03 15 Em Mtn for Injunction 2017 03 17 ACOE Resp in Opp 2017 03 17 CRST Reply 2017 03 17 DAPL Resp … Continue reading →
  • Mar 22

    NAICJA 2017 Conference RFP

    NAICJA 2017 Conference RFP
    The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) invites presentation proposals for the 48th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference which will be held October 10-13, 2017, at the beautiful Isleta…
Rank this Week: 350

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: 472

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Covers property law, intellectual property/trademark law, and bankruptcy rulings.

https://ericpatricklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle
    Sad as it is to say, there’s been a lot in the media about Michigan’s jail over-population problems. A few years back it was decided to create a new jail in Wayne County to begin housing some of the overflow. A noble plan, no? You…
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?
    There’s been a lot of advancement lately in the field of electronic contracts and electronic signatures. You’ve probably seen one yourself – many businesses are switching over to digital means of capturing signatures for,…
  • Feb 2

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Mar 20

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation
    Of all the things I do in my criminal practice, none is more acutely serious, yet nearly as un-technical or less legalistic than handling probation violations.  There are really 5 things you should know if you’re facing a PV (also…
  • Mar 17

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important
    It has been a while since I’ve addressed how the location of a DUI case directly impacts the way things will turn out, but I find myself explaining this so often that I think it’s about time to look at it again.  This will be…
  • Mar 12

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began looking at ignition interlock violation hearings.  This is a 2-part article, and is 1 of 3 loosely related Michigan driver’s license restoration subjects: The first article examined the standard…
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Mar 11

    Wayne County, Michigan Child Support Amnesty Program

    Wayne County, Michigan Child Support Amnesty Program
    Erin Lincoln, Legal Director-Assistant Friend of the Court in the Wayne County Friend of the Court Office has alerted to a child support Warrant Amnesty Program. Learn the details here.
  • Feb 22

    Home Alone | Parental Dilemma | Links to Post

    Home Alone | Parental Dilemma | Links to Post
    The topic of how old a child should be before a parent leaves the child home alone has continued for the past ten years to be the most frequently researched and read on my blog Updates in Family Law. I...
  • Feb 8

    Dramatic increase in domestic parental kidnapping

    Dramatic increase in domestic parental kidnapping
    The statistics on a report read today about the increase in parental abductions--abduction being defined as "a wrongful retention" or a "wrongful taking" of a child or children to defeat the parental rights of the other…
Rank this Week: 541

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/
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
  • Sep 15

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson
    The death of Gene Wilder saddened Willa Wonka fans across the globe — not to mention fans of Blazin’ Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many others. When his family issued a statement saying that Alzheimer’s disease claimed…
Rank this Week: 514

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: 579

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/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South ... The post What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?…
  • Dec 2

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?

    What is the Proper Authority of a Public Service Commission in Route Determinations?
    Public Service Commissions, called Public Utilities Commissions in some States, have the right to determine and approve pipeline. In South Dakota, a dissenting commissioner complained that the pipe was too close to the growth area of a…
  • Nov 16

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?

    Do Toll Roads Have Priority Over Railroads?
      Canadian Pacific Railroad is taking on the privately owned Illinois Tollway. Because of the changes in the interchange system, the authority now seeks to acquire, by eminent domain, major portions of a Canadian Pacific Chicago rail…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Mar 20

    MCOA Overturns Termination Based Solely on Prior Termination

    MCOA Overturns Termination Based Solely on Prior Termination
    The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision terminating the father’s rights to his child because of the termination of his rights to two children in the past (MCL 712.19b (3)(l)—termination where parent’s…
  • Mar 15

    Veterinarian Malpractice Damages Award Upheld

    Veterinarian Malpractice Damages Award Upheld
    In this veterinary malpractice case, Elvin v Gubert, DVM, No. 326563 and 326566, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err in calculating damages, instructing the jury, or determining sanctions.Facts: The…
  • Mar 10

    Second Published Opinion this Week at Speaker Law Firm

    Second Published Opinion this Week at Speaker Law Firm
    Speaker Law Firm received its second published opinion of the week (and fifth for this year). Yesterday's had to do with custody in a non Hague Convention signatory country.You can read the Published Opinion on the Court of Appeals website…
Rank this Week: 865

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: 895

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: 860

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: 1025

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1180

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/
  • Mar 16

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA

    New Michigan Law Alters Practice Requirements for PA
    On March 22, 2017, Michigan’s Public Act 379 of 2016 (the Act) will take effect, altering the practice requirements for physician assistants (PAs) within the state. The Act will require PAs to enter into and comply with a written…
  • Mar 9

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication

    DOJ Provides Guidance for Corporate Compliance Programs in New Publication
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) fraud section released new guidance for healthcare entities titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” The new guidelines do not change any of the…
  • Dec 14

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial

    Settlement Opportunity Available for Eligible Hospitals with Medicare Patient Status Denial
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the details of its Medicare hospital patient-status appeals settlement (“the 2016 Settlement”), following CMS’ initial announcement of the reopening on September…
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Mar 15

    I’m Not a Boarding Stable, BUT …

    I’m Not a Boarding Stable, BUT …
    A backyard horse owner named Jane boards a few horses during the winter. Jane’s facility has box stalls and an indoor arena, making it desirable during the snowy winter months where Jane lives. Jane doesn’t view her activities as…
  • Feb 14

    Colorado Appellate Court Strikes Down Recreational Liability Release: Ruling Could Impact Stable/Equine Professional Release

    Colorado Appellate Court Strikes Down Recreational Liability Release: Ruling Could Impact Stable/Equine Professional Release
    Individuals and businesses in the horse industry rely on waivers/releases as part of their risk management programs. We’ve written for years that most states nationwide have shown a willingness to enforce these documents – if they…
  • Jan 31

    New Jersey Court Dismisses Lawsuit against Stable Brought by Injured Visitor

    New Jersey Court Dismisses Lawsuit against Stable Brought by Injured Visitor
    Injured Child Visiting Stable with Family Was Still a “Participant” Under Equine Activity Liability Law As of January 30, 2017, 47 states – all but California, Maryland, and New York – have passed some form of an…
Rank this Week: 1181

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 26

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket
    College Football Season: Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets The college football season has started and with that students are being ticketed while tailgating.  Whether you’re studying at Wayne State University, Michigan State…
  • Oct 26

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney
    Looking for a Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney? We can help. Has the State of Michigan made it difficult for you to obtain a divorce?  Previously it was difficult to obtain a same sex divorce in this state.  This was because…
  • Oct 26

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney
    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorneys Recently the Michigan Court of Appeals heard a case involving an individual charged with operating while intoxicated after he drove drunk on his driveway.  …
Rank this Week: 1412

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/
  • Mar 21

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit
    As we predicted last November, President Trump will announce today that he is nominating Judge Amul Thapar for one of the two open seats on the Sixth Circuit.  Judge Thapar is currently serving as a district judge in the Eastern District…
  • Mar 6

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review in Bormuth v. County of Jackson, where a split panel had held that a district court had erred in rejecting the plaintiff’s argument that the prayer preceding a Michigan…
  • Feb 24

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code
    In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as used in the Bankruptcy Code.  The chapter 13 individual…
Rank this Week: 1536

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1735

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1786

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    International Divorce

    International Divorce
    As the mobility of our population increases while the divorce rate creeps ever-higher, cases involving more than one country or more than one set of laws are becoming common.Over the years our law firm has represented clients with connections…
  • Feb 22

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware

    Oakland County Marijuana Dispensaries Beware
    Ever since Michigan passed the medical marijuana act back in 2008, any lawyer truly in the loop of the new law would advice clients that pot dispensaries are illegal. Different county prosecutors handled the new and innovative law in…
  • Feb 10

    Ninth Circuit Limits Chief Executive's Powers on Immigration

    Ninth Circuit Limits Chief Executive's Powers on Immigration
    In the State of Washington vs President Donald J. Trump, the Chief Executive's power to legislate via executive order has been successfully challenged through two levels of federal court proceedings. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld…
Rank this Week: 1485

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Completing Divorce in One Year

    Completing Divorce in One Year
    In 2003, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an administrative order requiring all county family court judges to complete divorces within a year of their filing. Since that time, county family court judges have struggled to comply.Under the…
  • Sep 25

    False Child Abuse and Neglect Complaint

    False Child Abuse and Neglect Complaint
    Sometimes, co-parents take an overly aggressive approach to reporting perceived wrongs to their county Child Protective Services. If this becomes a habit, there are steps the target parent can take to protect their custody position in a…
  • Sep 4

    Family Court Judge Refuses Divorce

    Family Court Judge Refuses Divorce
    Chancellor Jeffrey AthertonSometimes, a judge is just looking for some cheap professional attention. That's what we suspect occurred this week when a Tennessee family court judge cited the SCOTUS marriage equality decision, among other…
Rank this Week: 1584

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: 1950

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    How Much Is A Lawyer For A Misdemeanor?

    How Much Is A Lawyer For A Misdemeanor?
    There is not a standard fee that lawyers charge for any particular misdemeanor.  If you speak with multiple lawyers about handling your case and the fee involved for the legal representation, you are likely to get multiple answers.…
  • Mar 17

    How Do I Get Bonded Out For A Criminal Case

    How Do I Get Bonded Out For A Criminal Case
    In State Courts in Michigan when you receive a ticket for a criminal case, are notified that you have a warrant for a criminal charge, or are placed under arrest and taken into custody, the manner in which a bond is obtained may be different.…
  • Mar 14

    What is Organized Retail Fraud

    What is Organized Retail Fraud
    Michigan, in an effort to discourage people from stealing from stores and reselling what was stolen, enacted a law called Organized Retail Fraud.  Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law section 752.1084, Organized Retail Fraud is a felony…
Rank this Week: 2692

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Mar 20

    State Marijuana Laws can Leave Employees Dazed and Confused about their Right

    State Marijuana Laws can Leave Employees Dazed and Confused about their Right
    Many states have decriminalized marijuana, whether generally or when used for medical reasons. But such changes present challenges for companies and their employees when it comes to balancing workplace concerns and employee rights. The…
  • Mar 13

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Dismissed – What Your Business Can Learn

    Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Dismissed – What Your Business Can Learn
    Trade secret misappropriation lawsuits continue to be a potent offense for businesses against departing employees seeking to compete wrongfully. But as with any offense, it is critical to pay attention to fundamentals to be successful. A…
  • Mar 7

    Employment Discrimination in the Application Process – You Never Know Who is Watching

    Employment Discrimination in the Application Process – You Never Know Who is Watching
    Here’s a good reason for why employers need to have and stick to a standard job application procedure: A woman in Ypsilanti, Michigan posted on Facebook a textbook example of employment discrimination. You can read the post in its…
Rank this Week: 2540

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/
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
Rank this Week: 2343

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Feb 28

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
  • Feb 22

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending
    As discussed in our previous post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a regulation that would impose numerous requirements regarding small-dollar lending. Unquestionably, that rule would be significant because it…
  • Feb 15

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?
    As political developments affecting the federal regulatory landscape continue, one key area that consumer financial services practitioners will want to monitor is the future of nonbank small-dollar lending regulation and enforcement. The…
Rank this Week: 2680

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie
    Please note that this is a very complex area and what follows is generalizations.  This is an area that should be reviewed on a client-by-client, case-by-case basis with a qualified attorney or CPA.The surge of Estate Planning…
  • Jan 2

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?
    With all the competition for customers (from lawyers and non-lawyers alike) in the estate planning field, it is easy to see why the consuming public has the perception that an estate plan merely consists of a pre-printed form, or a set of…
  • Dec 5

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan
    Occasionally, during an Estate Planning conference with clients, this question comes up.  As an Estate Planning lawyer, I should probably be more pro-active about suggesting this topic.  As a professional, however, I always feel…
Rank this Week: 2102

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage
    On January 18, 2017,  Senators Peter MacGregor, Dave Hildenbrand, and Arlan Meekhof, introduced S.B. 0003, which would repeal Michigan's Prevailing Wage statute (PA 166 of 1965; MCL 408.551, et seq) in its entirety. The proposed…
  • Jan 5

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act
    During the recent lame duck session in December, 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at consolidating the licensing and regulation of skilled trades, including residential builders, electricians, plumbing and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2180

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/
  • Dec 19

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?
    For many couples, the bulk of their assets are located in retirement accounts. The division of these assets, and the tax consequences associated with such, is a significant concern. Generally, you are entitled to half of the marital portion…
  • Dec 19

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?

    How are retirement accounts divided in divorce?
    For many couples, the bulk of their assets are located in retirement accounts. The division of these assets, and the tax consequences associated with such, is a significant concern. Generally, you are entitled to half of the marital portion…
  • Dec 1

    Social Security and Divorce

    Social Security and Divorce
    As long as an individual was married at least 10 years, was divorced, and is currently single, he or she can collect Social Security benefits on an ex-spouse’s earning record as if they were still married. This applies even if the…
Rank this Week: 2163

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 2977

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
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • 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.
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Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Nov 2

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit
    Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.  This classification of a…
  • Oct 30

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict
    An Oakland County, Michigan jury recently returned a $ 5,000,080.00 verdict in favor of the estate of a 90 year-old woman against a assisted living facility.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the son of a…
  • May 31

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement
    We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a Flint area Adult Foster Care Home.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the resident’s surviving family members in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. Our…
Rank this Week: 2221

Clark Law Office Blog

Clark Law Office Blog

Covers Michigan criminal defense and personal injury issues.

http://theclarklawoffice.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Medical Marijuana and Vehicle Accident Laws in Michigan

    Medical Marijuana and Vehicle Accident Laws in Michigan
    Since being enacted by the public in 2008, medical marijuana has permeated almost all aspects of the Michigan justice system.  It seems like every couple of months a new ruling is issued by the Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme…
  • Oct 15

    Medical Marijuana Ordinances Tested By Michigan Supreme Court

    Medical Marijuana Ordinances Tested By Michigan Supreme Court
    Last week, the Supreme Court heard a crucial case to the patients and caregivers in the State of Michigan.  While the decision is still months away, this could potentially decide the fate of medical marijuana in Michigan forever. …
  • Sep 25

    House Bill 4959 Would Take Advantage of Senior Drivers in Michigan

    House Bill 4959 Would Take Advantage of Senior Drivers in Michigan
    Michigan is a no-fault state which requires all drivers to purchase no-fault auto insurance which includes lifetime benefits for serious auto injuries.  It is currently the only state in the U.S to have these unlimited benefits. …
Rank this Week: 2826

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: 2261

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: 2856

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/
  • Mar 20

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim
    Claims included in an original patent application are part of the written description, which is why the Federal Circuit reversed a summary judgment that claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 were invalid for lack of written description support…
  • Mar 19

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite
    A patent claim that recited displaying one set of information “near” another set of information was not thereby rendered indefinite, the Federal Circuit has held in Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc., Nos. 2015-1470,…
  • Mar 15

    Patent Plaintiff Losing on Alice Isn’t an Exceptional Case

    Patent Plaintiff Losing on Alice Isn’t an Exceptional Case
    There was no exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. § 285 where a plaintiff filed and prosecuted a complaint alleging infringement of a patent whose claims were held invalid for failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C.…
Rank this Week: 3850

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/
  • Mar 15

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?

    Obamacare Repeal and Replacement Plan- What does it mean for Employers?
    Late in the afternoon on March 6, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would replace and repeal significant portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or…
  • Mar 7

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017

    New Physician Assistant Statute Requires Practice Agreements by March 22, 2017
    Significant changes to practice by physician assistants in Michigan will take effect on March 22, 2017. Any physicians (medical, osteopathic and podiatric), health facilities, and health agencies that work with PAs should take the steps…
  • Feb 12

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie

    CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencie
    On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final rules that establish minimum standards for home health agencies (the “Rules”). According to CMS, the Rules are intended to…
Rank this Week: 4291

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/
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
  • Mar 7

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology
    Recently, international travelers have noticed US Customs and Border Protection agents with increased interest in searching cell phones, laptops, and other portable technology. Employers should be aware that this trend increases the risk that…
  • Feb 15

    Fiduciary Rule update: the beginning of the end?

    Fiduciary Rule update: the beginning of the end?
    Shortly after our first article on the DOL Fiduciary Rule the White House issued an Executive Order that requires the Department of Labor (the "DOL") to revisit the Fiduciary Rule (the "Fiduciary Rule" or the "Rule") and the Prohibited…
Rank this Week: 4290

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Rear-End Collisions in Michigan

    Rear-End Collisions in Michigan
    Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents that take place in Michigan and throughout the United States. If you or a loved one has been in a rear-end collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your…
  • Nov 23

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You
    Michigan injury victims beware and be smart.  Insurance companies act like your best friend in their funny little ads on TV but treat you like a criminal as soon as you make a claim and investigate your background more thoroughly…
  • Nov 23

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You

    Insurance Companies Are Watching You
    Michigan injury victims beware and be smart.  Insurance companies act like your best friend in their funny little ads on TV but treat you like a criminal as soon as you make a claim and investigate your background more thoroughly…
Rank this Week: 3250

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4924

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?
    A 2016 Supreme Court case, Husky International v. Ritz, holds that if a debtor makes a fraudulent transfer, even if several years prior to filing the petition, any debt related to such fraudulent transfer will be nondischargeable. Section…
  • Dec 21

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
  • Sep 30

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained a Bankruptcy Court decision holding that annuities qualifying for income tax deferral under Section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) are exempt assets and therefore cannot…
Rank this Week: 4023

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt Koehler The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)…
  • Dec 30

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 3964

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: 4289

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    SMDA SETTLES AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM FOR OVER $1 MILLION

    SMDA SETTLES AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM FOR OVER $1 MILLION
    Partner, Patrick Derkacz, recently settled an auto injury claim for $1,195,000.00 for a husband and wife who were the victims of a violent car accident. The couple was traveling to see their granddaughter’s new apartment on a…
  • Jul 18

    SMDA Is A Proud Sponsor Of JennaThon

    SMDA Is A Proud Sponsor Of JennaThon
    The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation is an all volunteer, grass roots organization whose goal is to bring a smile to the face of a child that is suffering. The mission of The Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation is to…
  • May 9

    Why Uninsured And Underinsured Coverage Is Important

    Why Uninsured And Underinsured Coverage Is Important
    ot many people know about uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage covers you when you are injured as a result of a driver who did not have insurance, a hit and run driver, or a driver of a stolen car.…
Rank this Week: 4376