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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/
  • Apr 18

    IREHR on Bundy Ranch’s Longterm Potential Impact on Indian Treaty Right

    IREHR on Bundy Ranch’s Longterm Potential Impact on Indian Treaty Right
    Here. An excerpt: A second lesson from the conflict is the double standard employed by the federal government in enforcing its grazing laws. The treatment of Bundy stands in stark contrast to the human rights violations committed against…
  • Apr 18

    New Student Scholarship on the Patchak Decision

    New Student Scholarship on the Patchak Decision
    Anna O’Brien has published Misadventures in Indian Law: The Supreme Court’s Patchak Decision in the University of Colorado Law Review Here is the abstract: Ever since European colonization of the Americas began in the fifteenth…
  • Apr 18

    New Book: Meg Noodin’s “Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature”

    New Book: Meg Noodin’s “Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature”
    From the MSU Press Website: Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature combines literary criticism, sociolinguistics, native studies, and poetics to introduce an Anishinaabe way of reading. Although nationally…
Rank this Week: 162

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
  • Apr 18

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested
    On Monday April 14, authorities in California claimed that they had “dismantled” a drug trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine and methamphetamines from Mexico for distribution to New York, Arkansas, Illinois, and other…
  • Apr 18

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License
    On Sunday April 13, former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested on a bench warrant in connection with a citation he received in March in Tampa for driving with a suspended driver’s license with knowledge.  He…
Rank this Week: 190

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 18

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime
    A Michigan man has been charged with 35 crimes connected to the alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  67-year-old Benny R. Grimes of Taylor has been charged…
  • Apr 18

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype
    Earlier this month, a Kentwood man was arrested for allegedly producing child pornography and using Skype to distribute it on the Internet, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  28-year-old Clint Andrews Williamson is accused of…
  • Apr 10

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole
    In 1996, Steven D. Young, a Bangor Township resident, pleaded no contest to a single count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 years of age.  He was sentenced to eight to 30 years in prison the following…
Rank this Week: 186

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public

    Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public
    In Michigan, the crime of public urination is not included in the Michigan Compiled Laws. However, many towns, villages and cities have ordinances against such behavior and offenders may be arrested for violating the ordinances. For example,…
Rank this Week: 323

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 28

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win
    In one of my recent driver's license restoration articles, I described the mixed blessing of my office receiving so many calls inquiring about hiring me for a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. I noted that, to my dismay, lots…
  • Mar 24

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer with over 23 years' experience, it has long been the case that women are a significant part of my client base. In a recent conversation, however, I was reminded of some of the...
  • Mar 21

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win
    In order to win a Michigan driver's license restoration case, you have to invest a lot of time. As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I guarantee that I'll win each case I take, by only accepting cases for people...
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Apr 18

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property

    The Right To Be Paid For Control Of Property
    The PLF Liberty Blog, one of the leading proponents of property rights, is providing an amicus brief on the interesting Stamper case. The reality is that a market participant, meaning an owner, has a specific control of the utilization of a…
  • Apr 17

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation

    Support For The Missoula Water Condemnation
    The co-founder of Missoula Water Now provided a letter to the editor of The Missoulian. It is interesting that the letter broaches the subject of Carlyle “taking” money from the State. Realistically, the citizens of Missoula…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase

    Missouri Clean Line Opposition Increase
    Originally, many Missouri couunties supported the Clean Line approach of bringing power through the State. Subsequently, after a lack of support from the local utility companies and those directly affected by the Line, many of the Counties…
Rank this Week: 647

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: 667

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Apr 18

    Sued by Zwicker & Associates, PC in Michigan?

    Sued by Zwicker & Associates, PC in Michigan?
    If you have received a letter from Zwicker & Associates, PC or another debt collection firm stating you have an outstanding balance, there are a few things you need to know.   Zwicker & Associates, PC is a debt collection…
  • Apr 11

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?
    Have you been sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC? If so you are not alone. Whether you are sued based on an underlying credit card debt, deficiency, or judgment, our experienced attorneys can attempt to negotiate a deal…
  • Apr 9

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer
    Many individuals that have been subject to the debt collection process perceive it as confusing, questionable or even unfair. That was the exact sentiment of Wallace, who brought a claim against a debt collector over a letter it sent…
Rank this Week: 764

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: 1002

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: 1290

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oakland County Sheriff's Hailstorm Surveillance Device Raising Concern

    Oakland County Sheriff's Hailstorm Surveillance Device Raising Concern
    By: Timothy P. FlynnOakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe told the Oakland Press this week that the surveillance device known as Hailstorm, recently acquired by the Sheriff Department for over $350,000, is a legal,…
  • Apr 4

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnYou need to be an appellate lawyer to follow the recent high-speed developments in the same-sex marriage jurisprudence coming to a rapid boil across the country.  The principal case here in Michigan has had some…
  • Mar 28

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit
    Detroit Police are seeking anyone that knew the 23-year old international graffiti artist, Bilal Berreni, during his brief and fatal stay here in the 313.  The young VIP International was shot in the face at the long-abandoned…
Rank this Week: 1446

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 21

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?

    Bitter Litigant Trashes Divorce Lawyers | Fair Indictment?
    Divorce Corp purports to expose a "corrupt" system. "Divorce Corp" is a "documentary." Joseph Sorge was pretty steamed after a trial court judge ordered him to pay his ex-wife's attorney fees in a post-judgment…
  • Mar 19

    Post-judgment Custody Modification

    Post-judgment Custody Modification
    In this digital age, letting loose with digital messages (emails, text messages) or even letters disseminating information to third parties happens far too often in custody and parenting time matters. When are they going to learn? Facebook,…
  • Mar 12

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy

    International Child Abduction | 20/20 Report - Mother Abducts Two Boy
    In a gripping report, NBC's 20/20 documents the abduction of two American children from the US to Slovakia. The children were born in American during the mother's marriages to two different men. One of the fathers successfully used social…
Rank this Week: 1269

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: 1316

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
  • Mar 3

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report
    Public records such as judgments and tax liens can mistakenly be placed on your credit report.  This error happens quite frequently to people with similar names.  It can have a major negative impact on your credit score so you want…
  • Feb 24

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score
    When you have bad credit, or little-to-no credit it can be a struggle to find a creditor that is willing to give you an opportunity to show you are able to manage new debt. This makes it even more difficult to improve your credit. One easy…
Rank this Week: 1413

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

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

    Understanding Your Military Service Characterization

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

    VA Benefit Increase

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

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living

    VA Benefits for Assisted Living
    Detroit and Grand Rapids area veterans may be eligible to receive VA benefits to supplement the cost of their care for either assisted living, independent living with care, or in home care. Through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)…
Rank this Week: 1193

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 18

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?

    Can a future with driverless cars save 1.2 million lives a year?
    Striking the balance between protecting an emerging technology that promises to save millions of lives, and compensating victims when driverless cars crash Worldwide, approximately 1.2 million people die every year in car and truck accidents,…
  • Apr 17

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?

    Do drivers who speed in construction work zones deserve more lenient penalties?
    Michigan senators want to reduce points on driving records for speeders who endanger workers and other drivers with (SB 895-898). Why? Yesterday, I wrote about a recent, dangerous package of Senate bills (SB 895-898) that would allow drivers…
  • Apr 16

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone

    New bills would let drivers speed in work zone
    Picture in your mind a construction worker near the bright orange cones.  Imagine him working in the hot sun, fixing roads this summer. Now imagine drivers whizzing by him at speeds  of up to 70 miles per hour. This will ……
Rank this Week: 1583

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: 2013

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 17

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right
    Cases interpreting state constitutions do not typically make national headlines the way that cases interpreting the federal Constitution do, but perhaps they should.  In a recent review of Looking For Rights In All The Wrong Places: Why…
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 2106

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 15

    IT Contract Review

    IT Contract Review
    As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently to enter into software or other IT contracts.  While many health care providers sign these agreements without reviewing them,…
  • Apr 10

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching

    Health Insurance Providers Beware – April 15 is Quickly Approaching
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires that certain health insurance providers pay an annual fee based on the net premiums they wrote during the preceding calendar year. The providers required to pay this fee include health…
  • Apr 2

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment

    HIPAA Compliance: Conducting a Risk Assessment
    Maybe you have determined you're a Business Associate (or a subcontractor of a Business Associate) or maybe you’re a Covered Entity for purposes of HIPAA and have not gotten around to conducting or updating your risk assessment. Now is…
Rank this Week: 1918

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 2

    Whitney Houston's Family Is Fighting - Is Estate Money To Blame?

    Whitney Houston's Family Is Fighting - Is Estate Money To Blame?
    Whitney Houston’s family has been through its share of disagreements since the pop diva passed away on February 11, 2012. Early on, there was trouble at the funeral, sparking concerns of a feud with Bobby Brown. Recently, however, the…
  • Mar 5

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Highlights Four Planning Pitfall

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Will Highlights Four Planning Pitfall
    Oscar-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died on February 2nd from a drug overdose. Recently, his long-time girlfriend and mother of his three children, Marianne O’Donnell, filed to open Philip Seymour Hoffman’s estate and to…
  • Mar 5

    Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning

    Oscar Winners Teach Five Lessons On Estate Planning
    The 2014 Oscars are complete. Trial & Heirs looks back at past Oscar winners like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Heath Ledger, Frank Sinatra, and Marlon Brando. Their estates illustrate important estate planning lessons that…
Rank this Week: 1727

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorney's Blog

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

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

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

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

    Probation Violation Puts Chris Brown Behind Bar

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

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology

    Michigan Texting and Driving Law and Google Glass Technology
                   Wearable technology has begun trending and has taken over as the new must have item. Amongst these new products, Google Glass is especially exciting for consumers as it functions as a…
Rank this Week: 2048

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 13

    CIGNA OVERTURNS LTD CLAIM DENIAL AFTER SMDA APPEAL

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

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie

    6th Circuit Considers extent of Equitable Remedie
    The 6th Circuit recently granted a request for en banc review of the Rochow v Life Insurance of North America case where a three judge panel determined that the claimant could recover for unjust enrichment the profits the insurance company…
  • Feb 4

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS

    SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LTD INSURERS
    As a follow up to the last post, the US Supreme Court sided with the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company enforcing its contractual limitations period. In Heimeshoff v Hartford Life and Acc. Insur. Co., ______S.Ct. _______ (2013).…
Rank this Week: 1502

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: 1481

Michigan Injury Lawyers Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyers Blog

Michigan trial lawyers discuss personal injury and wrongful death cases. By The Reeves Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 1547

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
  • 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 8

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.
    The following was recently published in my “Ask the Lawyer” column: Question:   I just got remarried and both my husband and I have children from previous marriages. I am worried that my son and daughter won’t get anything if I die…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2012 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance.  Premiums for “qualified” long-term care insurance policies (see explanation below)…
Rank this Week: 1505

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: 1825

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/
  • Apr 17

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule

    AHA Files Lawsuit Contesting the Two-Midnight Rule
    With the "doc-fix" bill extending the enforcement delay of the two-midnight rule to March 31, 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has decided to use that time challenging the new inpatient admission rules. Earlier this week, AHA…
  • Apr 14

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement

    OIG Finds Limited Compliance with Face-to-Face Home Health Requirement
    In a report released on Thursday, April 10, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") found that, thus far, there has been limited compliance with the face-to-face documentation requirement for home health providers. As a result, the OIG…
  • Apr 8

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability

    Moody's Report: Two-Midnight Rule to Weaken Hospital Profitability
    On Wednesday, March 12, Moody's Investor Services released a report predicting that Medicare's new inpatient admissions policy, the "Two-Midnight rule", will negatively affect hospitals' bottom lines. The Two-Midnight rule instructs…
Rank this Week: 3917

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line
    You’ve had your license revoked, you’ve successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored.  It is…
  • Apr 5

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender
    State and Federal governments are increasingly growing worried about the money being spent on jails and prisons. The Federal Government has a budget crisis and federal prisons take a significant portion of the money for the Justice…
  • Mar 16

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS
    In January of 2014 Cass Tech High School quarterback, 17 year old Jayru Campbell, was accused of body slamming a school security guard on school property. Allegedly there exists a video of the incident. The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 3172

Michigan Employment Law Connection

Michigan Employment Law Connection

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

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

    One for the whistleblower

    One for the whistleblower
    The Michigan Court of Appeals historically has not been a good place for plaintiffs who sue under Michigan's Whistleblowers' Protection Act.  When a decision goes in favor of a plaintiff, it is worth noting, even if the decision is per…
  • Apr 10

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check

    Do as I say...: The EEOC and credit check
    On October 10, 2010, the EEOC held a public hearing on the impact that the use of credit history has on employee selection and potential discrimination.  The press release  summarizing the hearing carried the by-line that some…
  • Apr 9

    Remembering an angel

    Remembering an angel
    This post steps away from the normal subject and honors the memory of a special little girl...Lacey Holsworth who lost her battle with neuroblastoma.  For those of you who are not aware of the special relationship she had with…
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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 16

    The Importance of IT Contract Review

    The Importance of IT Contract Review
    Technology is increasingly becoming an essential component of all industries. This is especially true for the health care industry. As health care providers continue to increase their use of technology, they are asked more and more frequently…
  • Apr 9

    Provisional Patent Application

    Provisional Patent Application
    I get a lot of questions from clients about “provisional patents." Let me just start this blog by clarifying once and for all that there is no such thing as a “provisional patent” anywhere in the Patent Act. However, since…
  • Apr 2

    Bitcoin Update

    Bitcoin Update
    The IRS has warned that virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are to be treated as property and not as currency for tax purposes. Read this latest Bitcoin update on our tax blog. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Check out this blog post from…
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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/
  • Apr 16

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement

    OIG Report Calls for Greater Oversight of Home Health Face-to-Face Requirement
    A recent report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for Health and Human Services (HHS), is calling upon CMS to increase scrutiny of home health claims – specifically the required face-to-face documentation.  According to a…
  • Apr 9

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator

    CMS Releases EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use Calculator
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a calculator for providers to measure whether they can meet the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.  Similar to the HIPAA Security Risk…
  • Apr 7

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation

    Electronic Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting Programs See Increased Participation
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported a marked increase by providers in participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program.   The CMS press release on…
Rank this Week: 4497

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/
Rank this Week: 3901

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/
  • Apr 15

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

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

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest
    A few weeks ago, the Traverse Narcotics Team along with the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office busted a drug operation running out of a local motel. According to a report by MINews26.com, the officers executed a search warrant late on a…
  • Mar 14

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case
    Texting has quickly become one of the most popular and ubiquitous means of communication in today’s society. Rather than pick up the phone to call someone, people of all ages have turned to texting as a quick, easy alternative to a…
Rank this Week: 3166

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: 3626

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 3906

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform

    NYS Final Budget Out of Network Reform
    The final budget bill was recently passed in New York State containing several provisions for Out-of-Network ("OON") reforms. The major changes related to OON reform include: 1) transparency provisions requiring the reestablishment of…
  • Apr 8

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program

    CMS Establishing a Hospice Quality Reporting Program
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced in a Federal Register notice that it is creating a new data-collection program for hospice quality reporting called the Hospice Item Set ("HIS") System. The HIS System,…
  • Apr 8

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information

    Medicare to Release Physician Payment Information
    On April 2, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced its intent to publish data on its payments to individual physicians. Beginning on April 9, 2014, CMS plans to release information regarding the charges for…
Rank this Week: 4175

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/
  • Apr 8

    How the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility covers uninsured people hurt in car accident

    How the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility covers uninsured people hurt in car accident
    The Michigan No Fault law requires all drivers and car owners to carry No Fault auto insurance to protect themselves and their family members in case of an accident. The consequences for not having No Fault insurance are extremely harsh. For…
  • Mar 26

    10 questions to ask an agent when shopping for auto insurance

    10 questions to ask an agent when shopping for auto insurance
    Price is usually the only question that most people have when they're shopping for auto insurance. But there's so much more to consider. As an insurance attorney, I see what happens after the crash, when people are hurt and need help. And…
  • Mar 19

    Two new insurance "reform" proposals surface in Michigan in 2014

    Two new insurance "reform" proposals surface in Michigan in 2014
    There are two new proposals to change the Michigan No Fault auto insurance system. The two plans are Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's (R-Marshall) "Substitute for HB 4612" and Senate Bill 818, introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge…
Rank this Week: 3726

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 8

    Equestrian Safety Helmet

    Equestrian Safety Helmet
    Equine activities can deliver a deadly impact to your head if you get kicked or fall. Safety helmets are designed to cushion and re-distribute the force of certain blows to the head. Depending on the impact you sustain, your safety helmet…
  • Apr 1

    Is a Horse Really "Abandoned"?

    Is a Horse Really "Abandoned"?
    When a horse facility takes in a horse for care and keeping, but the horse's owner fails to pay boarding fees and is nowhere to be found, is the horse "abandoned"? Surprisingly, many stables simply draw their own conclusions and then take…
  • Mar 18

    Liability Releases and Equine Activity Liability Acts: Utah's Highest Court Addresses How One Affects the Other

    Liability Releases and Equine Activity Liability Acts: Utah's Highest Court Addresses How One Affects the Other
    Since the equine activity liability acts were enacted, a question has arisen as to whether a person can legally sign away claims under them. According to the majority of courts across the country addressing the issue, the answer is "yes."…
Rank this Week: 3262

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

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

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

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment

    Taxes on Settlements and Judgment
    The link below will take you to an informative article on the tax consequences of judgments and settlements. Taxation of judgments and settlments varies depending on the type of case and the chacter of the damages. For instance back pay in…
  • Mar 1

    Birthday Post

    Birthday Post
    Today is my birthday and I thought I would post a picture of the cake my fellow workers bought for me. The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt…
Rank this Week: 3993

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: 3310

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer

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

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home
    The nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases involving the failure to diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction, or fecal impaction, in a nursing home resident.  A fecal impaction is a medical emergency that can be fatal if there is a…
  • Mar 11

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home
    Our Michigan group home lawyers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit for a family of a resident who died from a fall out of a transportation van.  The case involves a 69 year old group home resident who had a medical history that…
Rank this Week: 3005

electronic divorce attorney

electronic divorce attorney

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

http://electronicdivorceattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too

    Divorce: There's An App For That Too
    Were here at the electronic divorce attorney are not big fans of digitizing personal therapy in an app.  Or the divorce process for that matter.Today's Freep touted the article Digital Divorce, profiling some nifty digital cell…
  • Mar 31

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label

    Stepparent Adoption Complicated by Legal Custody Label
    By: Amanda ChapmanAbout one year ago, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently gave us one more reason to care about legal custody when negotiating a divorce with minor children.  During the divorce process it is often difficult for those…
  • Mar 30

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele

    Conscious Uncoupling in Los Angele
    Gwyneth Paltrow: Recentlyand Consciously Uncoupled.Among some of the more enlightened Hollywood luminaries, it's not a divorce; it is a "conscious uncoupling".  This is the term veteran actress Gwyneth Paltrow used on her website this…
Rank this Week: 4797

Steve Harms - Credit and…

Steve Harms - Credit and Collections

Information for credit and collections professionals.

http://steveharms-creditandcollections.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!
    So, what would happen if your validation letter to a debtor read that the debtor has to respond within "30 days of receiving this letter" rather than within "30 days after receiving this letter"???A suit was brought on the use of "of"…
  • Mar 28

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it
    Collection attorneys dealing with consumer debtors in matters of litigation are frustrated endlessly by the FDCPA communication requirements as "communications" are to be conveyed to a debtor only if the debt collector id's himself/herself as…
  • Mar 28

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption
    In prior postings on this site, I've expressed the need to be creative and be willing to develop strategies as to the most effective forms of post judgment collection remedies.Be aware that numerous resources are exempt in whole or in…
Rank this Week: 3566

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: 3260