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Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 300

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 9

    First Offense DUI in Oakland County

    First Offense DUI in Oakland County
    If you have been arrested for a 1st offense OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) charge in any Oakland County city or township, you've probably already heard that things are "tougher" there than in neighboring Macomb or Wayne Counties.…
  • Mar 6

    Ignition Interlock Trouble - What to do RIght Now

    Ignition Interlock Trouble - What to do RIght Now
    An unfortunate part of my caseload, as a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, is handling ignition interlock violations. I have written about the various kinds of violations in some detail, but always from the point of view of the…
  • Mar 2

    DUI puts a Non-Criminal in a Criminal Situation

    DUI puts a Non-Criminal in a Criminal Situation
    Sometimes, when I tell someone that I am a DUI lawyer, they'll ask me what it's like to deal with criminals. I will then go on to clarify for the other party that while drinking and driving charges are, in...
Rank this Week: 371

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/
  • Feb 19

    Can A Child Custody Order Be Made Before a Child Is Born?

    Can A Child Custody Order Be Made Before a Child Is Born?
    A question that will likely arise more often now than in the past is this: Can a child custody Order be made before a child Is born? Or, stated another way: Can a pregnant woman kidnap a fetus?
  • Feb 13

    80-Year-Old, Appearing on Violation of PPO, Cracks Up the Judge

    80-Year-Old, Appearing on Violation of PPO, Cracks Up the Judge
    Disorder in the Court! In a South Florida court, an 80-year-old woman facing charges of resisting arrest and violating an personal protection order, called the judge "sweetheart" (three times, in fact) and asked if he would take her…
  • Feb 9

    Videotaping Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Interview

    Videotaping Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Interview
    From a family lawyer's point of view, the adherence to standards and protocol when a child is being interviewed during allegations of child sexual abuse can spell the difference between whether a conclusion drawn by the interviewer can be…
Rank this Week: 415

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: 379

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

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

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
  • Feb 26

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim

    COA finds that suspicion of future violation of law suffices in whistle-blower claim
    To establish a prima face case under Michigan's Whistleblower Protection Act ("WPA"), the plaintiff must show the following: (1) the plaintiff was engaged in a protected activity; (2) the plaintiff was discharged or discriminated against; and…
  • Feb 12

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end

    COA: Parties may move for modification of spousal support after support obligation end
    Georgii and Irina Loutts married in Russia in 1988. They later moved to the United States. During their marriage, they each earned a Ph.D. Georgii, a professor by day, also started QPhotonics, a business that buys, sells, imports, and exports…
  • Feb 10

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination

    MSC clarifies standard of review for unemployment-benefit determination
    In lieu of granting leave to appeal and without hearing oral argument, the Michigan Supreme Court in Hodge v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., No. 149984, reversed the Court of Appeals and held that an administrative law judge applied the…
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Feb 23

    Should Caregiver of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, Inherit His Fortune?

    Should Caregiver of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, Inherit His Fortune?
    Widely beloved throughout the world of baseball, especially in Chicago, Ernie Banks -- a/k/a Mr. Cub -- rose from humble beginnings. He began his career earning seven dollars a day in the Negro Leagues, before crossing the color barrier and…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrity Legacies: Marlon Brando's Estate Marred by Dozens of Lawsuit

    Celebrity Legacies: Marlon Brando's Estate Marred by Dozens of Lawsuit
    Unquestionably, Marlon Brando was one of the leading actors of the 20th century. The well-known Godfather was always in firm control ... until it came to his estate that is. This is installment #12 of our Estate Planning Lessons From The…
  • Feb 16

    Celebrity Legacies: Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sets Gold Standard

    Celebrity Legacies: Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sets Gold Standard
    Elizabeth Taylor is known for many things: her successful acting career, recognition as perhaps the ultimate icon of Hollywood glitz and glamour, standing up as a champion for AIDS research, her popular perfume, and, of course, her string of…
Rank this Week: 675

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
  • Sep 24

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video
    Gifts for caregivers are a great way to show your appreciation of their hard work! By Chris Berry Music is another one of the many wonderful gifts for caregivers. It has been show to help heal, reduce stress, and enhance … Continue…
Rank this Week: 669

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Detroit Police Officer Allegedly Gets Drunk While Possessing Department Issued Gun at Bar, Facing Misdemeanor Charge

    Detroit Police Officer Allegedly Gets Drunk While Possessing Department Issued Gun at Bar, Facing Misdemeanor Charge
    Last week, a Detroit Police Officer allegedly visited a Detroit bar located on Eight Mile Road on three different occasions. Now, she is facing a misdemeanor count of possessing a firearm while intoxicated, according to news reports at…
  • Feb 26

    Conviction Upheld for Homeless New Jersey Man in Burglary Case

    Conviction Upheld for Homeless New Jersey Man in Burglary Case
    Recently, 30-year-old Drew Buechlein’s appeal of his burglary plea conviction was denied by a New Jersey appeals court. Buechlein, who is said to be homeless, pleaded guilty to committing burglary in Westville in 2009. He was sentenced…
  • Feb 24

    Head-on Crash in California Leaves Driver Facing DUI Charge

    Head-on Crash in California Leaves Driver Facing DUI Charge
    On Sunday February 22, five people sustained injuries and had to be hospitalized following a head-on collision in Whittier, CA. One of the five was the driver of a truck, who collided with a Toyota Prius near La Forge Street and Santa…
Rank this Week: 839

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/
  • Feb 21

    David Calles Receives an Eagle Award from Owners’ Counsel

    David Calles Receives an Eagle Award from Owners’ Counsel
          Professor Callies has been an outstanding professor at the University of Hawaii Law School for a number of years. An outstanding thinker on property law and property rights, the Award has clearly been provided to a…
  • Feb 18

    Mackinac City Moves Forward with Eminent Domain

    Mackinac City Moves Forward with Eminent Domain
    After years of bickering with local property owner(s), the City of Mackinac is now attempting to acquire the “coal dock” property by eminent domain. This is something which will effect far more than a simple individual property in…
  • Feb 18

    Nexus is Not Rover

    Nexus is Not Rover
      Attached is the Nexus Gas Transmission Project Overview Map, Timing and Regulatory Process Information. The Nexus line will terminate at Willow Run. This is because there is another line which traverses from Willow Run through other…
Rank this Week: 1230

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: 1151

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: 1204

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: 1124

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Must Employers Accommodate A Job Applicant's Religion?

    Must Employers Accommodate A Job Applicant's Religion?
    This was the question posed to the SCOTUS at yesterday's oral argument in the case of EEOC v Abercrombie & Fitch. The case involves the intersection of fashion, commerce and the freedom of religious expression under the First…
  • Feb 23

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence

    Concealed Pistol Legislation and Domestic Violence
    Last week saw Governor Snyder veto a state house bill involving an overhaul of the concealed pistol license procedures proposed by state senator Mike Green [R-Mayville].  The bill drew the Governor's veto because it would have loosened…
  • Feb 13

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court

    T. David Law Appointed to Novi District Court
    Judge T. David LawTime heals all wounds. This time last year, the district court bench out in Novi was in complete disarray. Judge MacKenzie was being sued by the Oakland County Prosecutor and the feds were sniffing around, while down the…
Rank this Week: 1456

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Feb 26

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney
    Two things guaranteed in life- Death and Taxes The dreaded day of April 15th is quickly approaching. Remember that you MUST file your return or request an extension to file by October 15th on this day to avoid penalties. It is important to…
  • Feb 26

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan
    Michigan Severely Over-Legislated Commit any crimes today? After you read this, you may be less sure of your answer. A report was recently published, “Overcriminalization in the Wolverine State,” outlining how out of control our…
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
Rank this Week: 1560

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: 1712

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

http://michiganconstructionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
  • Sep 15

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement

    Sixth Circuit Upholds Michigan Law Limiting Project Labor Agreement
    On September 6, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold the "Michigan Fair and Open Competition in Government Construction Act" (PA 98 of 2011).  The act prohibits a city, village, township or other governmental…
  • Jan 14

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law

    New Law Expands Protection of Michigan's Anti-Indemnification Law
    The final days of 2012 saw a flurry of activity by the Michigan Legislature. Among the new legislation passed during an historic lame duck session was a significant legislative victory for contractors and design professionals.  Public…
Rank this Week: 1411

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Michigan Workers' Compensation Law

Covers workers compensation law in Michigan. By Ronald W. Ryan.

http://michcomplaw.typepad.com/michcomplaw/
Rank this Week: 1343

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Feb 27

    Department of Education Releases Debt Collection Data Following NCLC Lawsuit

    Department of Education Releases Debt Collection Data Following NCLC Lawsuit
    As reported on studentloanborrowerassistance.org , nearly two years after NCLC filed their initial request, the NCLC is finally able to close the file on their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    Can Public Pension Plans Be Modified?

    Can Public Pension Plans Be Modified?
    Yes. Cracks are starting to appear in the armor that traditionally protected public pensions. As reported by the ABI – First in Detroit, then in Stockton, CA, and now in New Jersey, judges and other top officials are challenging the…
  • Feb 26

    FIFTEEN CORINTHIAN COLLEGES ALUMNI REFUSING TO PAY BACK STUDENT LOANS, WILLING TO DESTROY THEIR CREDIT ON PRINCIPLE

    FIFTEEN CORINTHIAN COLLEGES ALUMNI REFUSING TO PAY BACK STUDENT LOANS, WILLING TO DESTROY THEIR CREDIT ON PRINCIPLE
    As reported by the ABI Fifteen former students announced on Monday that they’d had enough of their student loan debt debacle and were going on a “debt strike” until the government canceled their student loans, Bloomberg News…
Rank this Week: 1818

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: 2635

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/
  • Feb 23

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection

    Heading Off Obviousness Rejection
    Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Clients often assume that they are entitled to a patent because no single piece of prior art shows all of their invention.  In that case the invention may be novel. However, it does not mean…
  • Jan 26

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”

    District Court Claim Construction Factual Findings Reviewable for “Clear Error”
    The claims of a U.S. Patent define the scope of the patent holder’s right to exclude.  In its 1996 Markman decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that disputes over the meaning of claim terms are an issue of law to be…
  • Dec 11

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014

    Software Patents Continue to Take a Beating in 2014
    This has not been a good year for software patents in the United States. Since the Supreme Court issued its decision in June in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014), the Patent Office has been aggressively rejecting software patent…
Rank this Week: 2444

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/
  • Feb 22

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible

    More Business Method and E-Commerce Patents Held Ineligible
    More e-commerce / business method patent claims are invalidated under 35 U.S.C. § 101 . . . Enpat, Inc. v. Tenrox Inc., Case No: 6:13-cv-948-Orl-31KRS (M.D. Fla. Feb. 10, 2015). Claims of U.S. Patent No. RE38,633 were held patent…
  • Feb 14

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?

    What Is a “Covered Business Method Patent”?
    In several recent cases, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a petitioner’s contention that the patent claims put in issue encompassed a “financial product or…
  • Feb 7

    Another Roundup of District Court Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Decision

    Another Roundup of District Court Section 101 Patent-Eligibility Decision
    District courts continue to consider patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 at the pleadings stage of patent cases.  The following three decisions all came on motions made under FRCP 12.  Two of the motions were granted, and…
Rank this Week: 2446

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 2449

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 2529

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/
  • Feb 17

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014

    Hospital Mergers Continued to Climb in 2014
    Since the approval of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, hospital consolidation has been on the rise and according to a report detailed in a recent Chicago Tribune article, 2014 followed suit with a “flurry of mergers, acquisitions and…
  • Feb 10

    Federal Health IT Coordinator Signs Off on 2017 Interoperability Road Map

    Federal Health IT Coordinator Signs Off on 2017 Interoperability Road Map
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a report on January 29 that identifies optimal healthcare information exchange and implementation standards to enable a nationally interoperable health data information…
  • Feb 3

    Court Decertifies Class Action Suit against Henry Ford Health System for Data Breach

    Court Decertifies Class Action Suit against Henry Ford Health System for Data Breach
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently decertified a class action suit against Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) and its subcontractor, a medical transcription service, for inadvertently disclosing sensitive patient information online. On…
Rank this Week: 2571

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/
  • Feb 10

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Bankruptcy Court Decision to Disallow Chapter 7 Debtor's Amendment to Exemption

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Bankruptcy Court Decision to Disallow Chapter 7 Debtor's Amendment to Exemption
    While Chapter 7 bankruptcy offers individuals a fresh start and discharge from many debts, it doesn't come without a price. Property of the debtor becomes property of the estate and is used to pay creditors. But not all of it. Section 522 of…
  • Jan 20

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim

    Sixth Circuit Rules that In Pari Delicto May Not Bar Trustee’s Conversion Claim
    From Ponzi schemes to fraudulent transfers, many Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases involve allegations of wrongdoing. Bankruptcy trustees, who stand in the shoes of the bankrupt entity in asserting claims, often bring actions against third parties…
  • Jan 6

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend

    Sixth Circuit Sorts Out Bankruptcy Slugfest Between Friend
    It has often been said that you should never do business with friends or family. A bankruptcy court decision that was recently affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is further evidence of this proposition. …
Rank this Week: 2566

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody

    Unfounded CPS Complaints Lead to Loss of Custody
    We have seen this movie at our law firm on a few occasions.  A maladjusted parent attempts to enlist the machinery of the state in a bid to gain custody by making false or trumped-up allegations of abuse against the other spouse or…
  • Oct 18

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce

    Senate Bill Prevents Lawyers From Soliciting in Newly Filed Divorce
    We lawyers are not supposed to be soliciting anyway, as it is expressly prohibited in the Rules of Professional Conduct.  But over the years, a small group of divorce lawyers, unable to get clients any other way, send solicitation…
  • Sep 26

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal

    Active Military Duty Mom Loses Custody via Court of Appeal
    Here is a tough choice: to serve your country through military service, or to continue being the primary care provider for your preschooler.  That is the decision a Wayne County mother had to make recently as she contemplated her options…
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Nov 17

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”
    The new law now provides that transfers of property into and out of a trust, and via an estate, to these family members, are exempt, in addition to direct transfers.Beginning December 31, there is yet another beneficial new exception to…
  • Mar 9

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?
    Twenty-five years ago, I was covering for an astute, senior partner at my first law firm employment. I got a call from the title company questioning a deed he had drafted. His proposed form of conveyance purported to convey all but a "life…
  • Feb 25

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer
    Two years ago in March, I reported here on the Klooster v City of Charlevoix case, which addressed the issue of "uncapping" in a real estate transaction between family members. 1994 amendments to the Michigan Real Property Tax, placed a…
Rank this Week: 2059

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2266

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law and criminal defense news. By the Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michigancriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump

    "What I Did For Love": The Serial Stalking of Ivanka Trump
    His thin excuse? "I did it for love". Though the phrase is billed in thousands of songs, romance novels and movies the world over as THE magical formula for winning her heart, as we shall see--in reality, it is typically nothing more than a…
  • Mar 20

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson

    Gun Slinging Granny Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder For Shooting Teenage Grandson
    Between the dreams, perceptions and fears of the human mind lies a no-man's land of shadowy, shimmering, shifting reflections that aren't always what they appear to be. And it was through that internal fog that 75 year old West Bloomfield…
  • Oct 11

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted

    Defense of Legal Insanity Likely If East Lansing Professor Prosecuted
    Sticky-note to self: It's Calculus 101 NOT pole dancing 101. And if that visual aid doesn't seem to be doing the trick, we have a feeling that Michigan State University calculus Professor John McCarthy's compulsory trip to the psychiatrist's…
Rank this Week: 2662

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: 2174

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: 2647

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/
Rank this Week: 3555

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Pursuing No-Fault Claims Aggressively

    Pursuing No-Fault Claims Aggressively
    Aggressive litigation in no-fault cases is extremely critical to good resolution of claims. How do you find the right firm to take your no-fault case? Your personal protection benefits are a critical part of your claim. It is a very…
  • Feb 20

    Dangers of Distracted Driving.....

    Dangers of Distracted Driving.....
    We know that talking on the phone while driving or texting while driving is distracting. But how distracting is it? According to Car and Driver Magazine, a huge distraction. In a short test they conducted they found that texting and talking…
  • Feb 13

    I have been in an auto crash... Now What?

    I have been in an auto crash... Now What?
    Ok, It was bound to happen. You have been in a car accident. You felt OK right after the crash, but the next day your back and neck are really sore. What to do?? Well, first and foremost go see your family doctor and follow their…
Rank this Week: 4120

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Michigan DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan DUI laws and offenses. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C.

http://www.michiganduilawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......

    Before you Drink & Drive, read some of these facts......
    Recently, a Michigan DUI attorney from SMDA was getting ready for a jury trial on a Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offense. In preparation for trial, he was trying to find some statistics to share with the jury during his opening…
  • Feb 20

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely

    Choose Your Michigan DUI Attorney Wisely
    Imagine driving home from meeting a few friends for a drink. You felt OK to get behind the wheel and drive home. You had a few drinks, but you know your limit and you definitely did not cross it this time. You are purposely driving under…
  • Feb 13

    Field Sobriety Tests - Set Up For Failure

    Field Sobriety Tests - Set Up For Failure
    Imagine you are driving home. It is late at night. You had a few beers watching the game at the local bar. You were careful not to exceed "your limit." You feel fine when you pay your tab and leave the bar. You don't recall fumbling for…
Rank this Week: 4674

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/
  • Feb 26

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud
    Have your filed your individual tax return? Be sure to read the blog post, "One Reason You May Want to File Your Tax Return Early this Year: Identity Theft," on Foster Swift's Tax Law Blog and file early this year. Tags: News &…
  • Feb 15

    FAA Releases Proposed Rules for Drone

    FAA Releases Proposed Rules for Drone
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just released proposed rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS" or "drone") in United States airspace. The rules are not final, and the FAA is expecting public comments regarding the proposed…
  • Feb 5

    Gov. Snyder Shakes up State Government to Prepare Michigan Workers for Tomorrow’s Job

    Gov. Snyder Shakes up State Government to Prepare Michigan Workers for Tomorrow’s Job
    Michigan’s economy has made notable strides in recent years toward retaining and attracting business and creating more high-quality jobs. On Dec. 18, Gov. Rick Snyder announced an executive order aimed at keeping that forward momentum…
Rank this Week: 4588

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/
  • Feb 26

    Will my No Fault wage loss be taxed?

    Will my No Fault wage loss be taxed?
    Tax season is now upon us, and I always get more questions about No Fault benefits and whether they're taxed. Today, I'd like to share a question regarding No Fault wage loss and its effect on filing income taxes: Q. I understand that No…
  • Feb 19

    What motorcycle insurance is required in Michigan?

    What motorcycle insurance is required in Michigan?
    It may be snowing hard right now, but spring is right around the corner. And I'm already getting questions from motorcycle owners in anticipating of getting those motorcycles back on the roads. One recent question I received is regarding…
  • Feb 10

    Michigan's car seat law in three simple step

    Michigan's car seat law in three simple step
    I've been getting a lot of questions about Michigan's car seat law. Very few laws involve so much confusion. Everyone has heard something different about what age and what size a child has to be to remain in their car seats. So, here's…
Rank this Week: 2730

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    When Does an Employer Have Notice of an Employee’s Need for Religious Accommodation?

    When Does an Employer Have Notice of an Employee’s Need for Religious Accommodation?
    As an employment law nerd, I often get giddy when there is a meaty employment law issue being addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court (hopefully Justice Ginsburg took it easy on the sauce prior to oral arguments). But today I’m especially…
  • Feb 23

    Legal and Business Concerns in Responding to Employee Religious and Moral Objection

    Legal and Business Concerns in Responding to Employee Religious and Moral Objection
    Employers are often on the verge of becoming caught up in a firestorm when it comes to the religious and moral beliefs of employees. On the one hand there is the legal risks. But on the other, no business owner wants his or her business to be…
  • Feb 19

    Building an Effective HR Foundation is Critical to a Start-up’s Business Succe

    Building an Effective HR Foundation is Critical to a Start-up’s Business Succe
    Michigan, like many states, seeks to create a vibrant start-up environment. And as a further sign of that commitment, February 18 through February 25, 2015 marks Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan under a recent proclamation from Gov.…
Rank this Week: 4682

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: 3920

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Feb 25

    Still Time to Help Veteran

    Still Time to Help Veteran
    In about a month, the public commentary period for the new proposed VA regulations will end. There is still time to help our veterans and seniors that rely on non-service connected, improved pension and aid and attendance benefits. In…
  • Feb 18

    Michigan Merchant Marines May Qualify as Veteran

    Michigan Merchant Marines May Qualify as Veteran
    Many deserving veterans are often overlooked when considering VA benefits to assist with the cost of long term care. Specifically, Merchant Marines, serving during World War II may qualify for VA Aid and Attendance. During Worl War II,…
  • Feb 2

    Michigan Veterans and Proposed VA Regulation

    Michigan Veterans and Proposed VA Regulation
    Michigan veterans and seniors need to express their concerns over proposed new VA regulations affecting their ability to plan for benefits. Our office supports changes to regulations in order to protect seniors and veterans in Michigan, but,…
Rank this Week: 4074

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/
  • Feb 25

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

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
Rank this Week: 4045

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/
  • Feb 23

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure

    President's 2016 Budget Proposes Changes to Recovery Audit Procedure
    On February 2, 2015, the White House released President Obama's budget report for fiscal year 2016. A significant portion of the report is dedicated to healthcare issues. The report proposes several reforms to the Medicare program and…
  • Feb 20

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period

    CMS Considers Shortening the Meaningful Use Reporting Period
    On January 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it will consider shortening the meaningful use reporting period for electronic health record ("EHR") systems. Specifically, CMS stated that it intends…
  • Feb 17

    CMS Modifies Manual Medical Review Process for Outpatient Therapy Claims Above Cap

    CMS Modifies Manual Medical Review Process for Outpatient Therapy Claims Above Cap
    The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 extended the process for exceptions to Medicare's outpatient therapy caps through March 2015. Exceptions to Medicare's outpatient therapy caps are allowed for medically necessary and reasonably…
Rank this Week: 3074

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 18

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act

    The State of Michigan Continues To Examine Extending The Rules of the Medical Marijuana Act
    What Exactly Is At Stake Here? The State of Michigan is and has been rather involved in the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana, certainly for medical use, but battling recreational use as well. There is clearly a split of opinion…
  • Feb 5

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine

    Michigan to Receive Medical Marijuana Vending Machine
    Will we see medical marijuana vending machines in 2015? Most Michigan medical marijuana card holders know about the hundreds of dispensaries that are currently in operation around the state. Whether they are operating legally is certainly in…
  • Jan 30

    Michigan Civil and Criminal Forfeiture

    Michigan Civil and Criminal Forfeiture
    ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH AN ASSET FORFEITURE CLAIM IN MICHIGAN FROM NARCOTICS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, DRUG USAGE, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, OR TRAFFICKING CHARGES? GET THE BEST DRUG DEFENSE CRIMINAL ATTORNEY AVAILABLE. What Is At Issue With…
Rank this Week: 3657

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/
  • Feb 18

    The Michigan Supreme Court has taken up a…

    The Michigan Supreme Court has taken up a proposal for a court rule proposal regarding the publication standards and the citation to unpublished opinions. See ADM 2014-09. The proposal emanated from the Michigan Court of Appeals. As an…
  • Dec 7

    Appellate judge writes dissent based on her conviction

    Appellate judge writes dissent based on her conviction
    Usually when appellate judges write opinions, it is based on the facts or the law or sometimes even public policy. And appellate judges, like appellate lawyers, usually present their opinions in a very restrained fashion. So it was with great…
  • Oct 24

    Busy week for child welfare world

    Busy week for child welfare world
    The Court of Appeals published two cases this week in child welfare cases. The first In re Kanjia (Docket 320055) examined whether the Michigan Supreme Court's decision in Sanders applied to appeals from an order terminating parental rights…
Rank this Week: 3769

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/
  • Feb 17

    Michigan Stable's Release Within Its Boarding Contract Helps Secure Dismissal of Lawsuit

    Michigan Stable's Release Within Its Boarding Contract Helps Secure Dismissal of Lawsuit
    Imagine owning a boarding stable that had a barn fire, causing loss to some of the horses. Imagine later being sued from a disgruntled boarder whose horse perished in the fire. This happened to a Michigan stable, and the stable faced an…
  • Feb 3

    What Happens When a Twitter 'Tweet' of a Few Words Becomes a Horse Industry Defamation Lawsuit?

    What Happens When a Twitter 'Tweet' of a Few Words Becomes a Horse Industry Defamation Lawsuit?
    At Foster Swift, we've successfully defended equine-related defamation litigation. Today we're sharing an interesting case from Massachusetts that arose from a "tweet" of only a few words. The Case The plaintiff, Feld, owned a Thoroughbred…
  • Jan 20

    How Not To Respond To an Equine-Related Lawsuit

    How Not To Respond To an Equine-Related Lawsuit
    You just received papers of a lawsuit that was filed against you. The party suing you demands substantial compensation. What do you do next? Knowing the right answer can be tremendously important—it can also save you a substantial…
Rank this Week: 4581