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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: 98

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: 132

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/
  • Apr 23

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement

    Software’s Capability to Infringe Is Not Patent Infringement
    A claim for direct patent infringement could not be sustained where Microsoft software, even under the plaintiff’s theory of infringement, would have required additional user configuration before all claim elements were met. …
  • Apr 21

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court

    Broad Estoppel for IPR Petitioner Asserting Prior Art in District Court
    Uncertainty over IPR estoppel continues. In Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Meyer Products LLC, the Western District of Wisconsin recently ruled that grounds of invalidity left out of a petition for inter partes review are estopped and cannot be…
  • Apr 20

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible

    CAFC: Handling Search Queries Is Not Patent-Eligible
    A Federal Circuit Panel needed little analysis to determine that retrieving and displaying information is not patent-eligible subject matter, and affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a suit alleging infringement of claims of three…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 293

The Law Office of Raymond A.…

The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, medicaid and medicare.

http://www.raymondaharris.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 237

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: 332

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/
  • Apr 14

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Apr 5

    Appellate Courts and Caseload Pressure

    Appellate Courts and Caseload Pressure
    An interesting paper has been making the rounds discussing how appellate courts react to caseload pressure.  After September 11, 2001, the Second and Ninth Circuits had a large influx of immigration appeals that affect the other…
  • Apr 3

    Sixth Circuit Continues Trend of Limiting Information That May Be Filed Under Seal

    Sixth Circuit Continues Trend of Limiting Information That May Be Filed Under Seal
    Recently, in an unpublished decision, the Sixth Circuit illustrated that it was continuing last year’s trend in holding that district courts should allow parties to seal records only when compelling justifications exist. Danley v.…
  • Apr 2

    Sixth Circuit Clarifies Exhaustion Requirement in ERISA Suit

    Sixth Circuit Clarifies Exhaustion Requirement in ERISA Suit
    In Hitchcock v. Cumberland University 403(b) DC Plan, the Sixth Circuit decided what could be a very important case in ERISA litigation. Practitioners are familiar with the common injunction upon plaintiffs to exhaust administrative remedies…
Rank this Week: 532

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 27

    U.S. Supreme Court hears Oral Arguments in Important Military Retirement Case | Howell v Howell

    U.S. Supreme Court hears Oral Arguments in Important Military Retirement Case | Howell v Howell
    The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments a week ago in Howell v Howell. This case addresses the split between the states in how a military retirement is divided during a divorce. For most military families, the retirement…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 354

ED Michigan IP Report

ED Michigan IP Report

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

http://edmichipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 453

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 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…
Rank this Week: 425

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 404

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: 464

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: 1107

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/
  • Apr 23

    DUI in Michigan – Get the Police car dash-cam Video

    DUI in Michigan – Get the Police car dash-cam Video
    In my role as a Michigan DUI lawyer, examining the evidence is a critical step in every drunk driving (OWI) case I handle.  Can you imagine a doctor or dentist treating a patient without first conducting a thorough examination? …
  • Apr 21

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Clear the hold on your Driving Record

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Clear the hold on your Driving Record
    A substantial portion of my driver’s license restoration practice involved obtaining the clearance of a Michigan hold on someone’s driving record that prevents him or her from getting a license in another state.  The very…
  • Apr 16

    Michigan DUI – Preparing for the Alcohol Screening test and Probation Interview

    Michigan DUI – Preparing for the Alcohol Screening test and Probation Interview
    In the course of every DUI case that goes through the court system, and before ever being sentenced by the Judge, a person must, by law, complete a mandatory written alcohol screening test and meet with a probation officer for an…
Rank this Week: 576

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Michigan Court To Decide Who Should Be Held Liable When Robots Kill

    Michigan Court To Decide Who Should Be Held Liable When Robots Kill
    The husband of a woman killed by robotic machinery at her factory job is suing for wrongful death. The federal lawsuit seeks $75,000 from the companies linked to the equipment. (Pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, federal courts…
  • Apr 12

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Club Owner Not Liable For Actions of Off-Duty Bouncer

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Club Owner Not Liable For Actions of Off-Duty Bouncer
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed an order of the circuit court granting summary disposition in favor of a defendant club owner in a case involving a physical fight at the defendant’s strip club. After a fight broke out…
  • Apr 5

    Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Defendants in Black Ice Slip and Fall Case

    Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Defendants in Black Ice Slip and Fall Case
    A plaintiff was injured when he slipped and fell on black ice while entering his car, which was parked underneath a carport at his condominium complex. He filed suit against (1) the condominium association; (2) a company that had…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
  • Apr 18

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When

    Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When
    We are all at risk for a cybersecurity breach. Speakers from Michigan State University, ASK and Foster Swift will help you determine the legal and technical processes you need to have in place. Learn more in this short video.…
  • Mar 23

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1102

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve

    Government Positions on Marijuana Evolve
    While the federal government turns its back on recreational marijuana, Michigan is prepared to blow the lid off medical marijuana production and dispensation. Government's relationship to the plant continues to evolve.This blogger recalls…
  • Apr 13

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Insane Clown Posse Sued for Trademark Infringement
    ICP front man Violent JA few years ago, we posted about an ACLU lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, seeking to have followers of the Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, removed from the…
  • Apr 13

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?

    Where Have All the Law Students Gone?
    Not long ago, everyone wanted to be the lawyer. College grads flocked to law schools in droves.Innovative curricula, featuring evening and weekend classes, attracted professionals looking to up their game. Affordable student loans also made…
Rank this Week: 760

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: 563

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/
  • Apr 13

    What is an “Inherent Risk” With Horses?

    What is an “Inherent Risk” With Horses?
    Nationwide, 46 states now have some form of an equine activity liability act (“EALA”). All of these laws differ, but most share common characteristics. EALAs often provide that “equine activity sponsors,” “equine…
  • Mar 29

    Half Lease - Whole Problem

    Half Lease - Whole Problem
    The words “half lease” seem unique to the horse industry. In law school, this lawyer never heard the phrase mentioned, and the authoritative legal dictionary, Black’s Law Dictionary, nowhere mentions it. Yet, people in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1097

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for the harms you suffered At Davis Law Center, our Michigan law firm will scrutinize the facts of your case and seek the compensation you…
  • Apr 5

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016
    In Michigan, as in any other state, all drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive carefully to minimize the risk of accidents on the road. Unfortunately, drivers do not always adhere to this duty and end up causing accidents that…
  • Mar 24

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    At Davis Law Center, our seasoned Michigan injury attorneys are committed to helping individuals who have suffered injuries due to accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an…
Rank this Week: 778

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/
  • Apr 6

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?

    What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?
    Despite controlling the presidency, and both houses of Congress, the Republican’s bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed. The Republican’s replacement bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - was pulled…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1101

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/
  • Mar 30

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About
    As President Donald J. Trump continues to make nominations for Cabinet, judicial, and agency posts, curiously little focus has fallen on who will be chosen to head one key financial regulator. While last week, the confirmation hearings of…
  • Mar 27

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14
    For nonbank providers of consumer financial services, one of the most challenging parts of doing business is the need to comply with the laws of multiple states. Entities like money transmitters and consumer lenders typically must obtain…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 639

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: 889

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1079

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 723

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: 1045

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: 1181

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: 626

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: 941

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: 830

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: 942

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: 1057

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: 976

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 564

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. ……
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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…
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Hermiz Law

Hermiz Law

Covers family law.

http://www.hermizlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?
      Child Support! Help! In Michigan, to determine how much child support a parent pays, the courts use a formula called the Michigan Child Support Guidelines. This formula is based largely on the income of the parties and the amount…
  • Feb 22

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched
    PaperStreet Web Design launches HermizLaw.com, the official website of HermizLaw, a Michigan based law firm.
  • Feb 22

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?
    Before filing for divorce, a party must reside in the State of Michigan for at least 180 days preceding the filing of the complaint and must reside in the county where the complaint is filed for at least 10 days preceding the filing of the…
Rank this Week: 1130

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 8

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor
    Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in…
  • Feb 10

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion
    Team members pictured: Sarah Tarockoff, Thomas Jacobs, Christina Iski, Marko Stakich, Tiffane Post, Bridjet Morris, and Barton Morris. Last month we had the privilege to do a little volunteer work in the kitchen of I Am My Brother’s…
  • Dec 31

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended

    How to fight a DUI chemical or breath test refusal and keep your license from being suspended
    HOW TO FIGHT A CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL AND KEEP YOUR LICENSE FROM BEING SUSPENDED The penalty for refusing a breath alcohol test is harsh: a one year license suspension with no guarantee for a restricted. If someone has been arrested for…
Rank this Week: 664

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: 968

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.
Rank this Week: 1074

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: 1255

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Nov 23

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may now have the ability to file for benefits. The Department of Veteran's Affairs recently expanded its list of ships that were subject to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam…
  • Nov 23

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may now have the ability to file for benefits. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently expanded its list of ships that were subject to Agent Orange exposure during the…
  • Nov 23

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List

    VA Expands Agent Orange Exposure List
    Michigan Vietnam Veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may now have the ability to file for benefits. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently expanded its list of ships that were subject to Agent Orange exposure during the…
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • Nov 18

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child
    Our Michigan dog attack attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a one-year-old toddler who was viciously attacked by a dog while she was with her mother visiting one of her mother’s friends in Sturgis, Michigan. The…
  • Oct 29

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit
    Want to bring a Michigan dog bite lawsuit?  Here is what you need to know to get started on your case. First, it is essential that you choose the best dog bite lawyer for your case.  Our award winning attorney
  • Oct 29

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation
    Dog bite settlement amounts and compensation in Michigan are based upon a number of factors.  These include: The severity and type of your injuries (lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage) The location of any scar or disfigurement…
Rank this Week: 573

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: 575