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Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 140

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

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

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

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

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

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

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

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
Rank this Week: 213

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: 168

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 8

    The Stanaway Motion: When Criminal Defendant Fights Back

    The Stanaway Motion: When Criminal Defendant Fights Back
    For those that practice criminal law, our profession has taken a new turn. Allegations from decades ago are showing up at the courthouse steps as the media is encouraging people to bring claims that would be deemed stale under normal…
  • Jan 30

    The Arraignment: It’s not just a Topic on the Michigan Bar Exam

    The Arraignment: It’s not just a Topic on the Michigan Bar Exam
    When people talk about the arraignment, there is a misconception that a defendant does not need an attorney to be at this stage of the proceedings. While the arraignment is our first introduction to the reaching the court house steps, the…
  • Jan 26

    Drunk Driving Laws: The Change that is Coming?

    Drunk Driving Laws: The Change that is Coming?
    In the state of Michigan, we have one of the most unique versions of drunk driving laws in that the statutes come in a variety of flavors that often lead lawyers confused in their hopes of making a plea bargain for their clients. We learn…
Rank this Week: 414

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

http://www.crimapp.com/index.php
  • Aug 22

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method
    A friend just sent me a 2013 New Yorker article on the Reid Method of Interrogation called “The Interview: Do Police Interrogation Techniques Produce False Confessions?” ... In doing a little research on the subject, I also…
  • Aug 9

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline
    In much anticipated ruling, the Michigan Supreme Court has struck down the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines on Sixth Amendment grounds. For the last decade, the Court has been steadfastly refusing to consider this issue. ... The Michigan…
  • Jul 31

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause
    In Johnson v United States, the Supreme Court struck down the residual clause which made individuals guilty of violating this offense for having prior offenses which had a general element of violence. Under the modified categorical…
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Feb 19

    Federal Court Stays Becker v. Ute to Await Tribal Court Ruling

    Federal Court Stays Becker v. Ute to Await Tribal Court Ruling
    Here are the materials in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (D. Utah): 70 Becker Motion for PI 73 Ute Motion for Summary Judgment [preemption] 74 Ute Motion for Summary Judgment [illegality] 75 Ute Emergency…
  • Feb 19

    Supreme Court Cert Stage Briefing in R.K.B. v. E.T.

    Supreme Court Cert Stage Briefing in R.K.B. v. E.T.
    As a reminder, this is the cert petition regarding the very long Utah Supreme Court decision which held there is a federal reasonableness standard for determining whether an unwed father is a parent under ICWA. That decision is here. Another…
  • Feb 19

    Federal Court Denies Motion for Stay in Navajo Nation Voting Rights Case

    Federal Court Denies Motion for Stay in Navajo Nation Voting Rights Case
    Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 473 Order Denying Motion to Stay Enforcement of Judgment
Rank this Week: 984

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen

    Custody Ruling Impacts Transgender Teen
    Ohio Judge Sylvia HendonInteresting custody cases involving transgender-minded teenagers are emerging from family courts around the country. Many of these cases pit the minor children against their parents, and bring grandparents into play.On…
  • Jan 26

    Judges and the Media

    Judges and the Media
    Judge Rosemarie AquilinaThis post addresses the frequent intersection between the judicial branch and the fourth estate. As lawyers practicing in the tranches of the courtrooms in Michigan, we here at the Law Blogger appreciate judges that…
  • Jan 5

    Recreational and Medical Marijuana: The Empire Strikes Back

    Recreational and Medical Marijuana: The Empire Strikes Back
    For the past 10-years, the marijuana legalization process has gained traction in the United States and other Western countries. Canada and California went legal last week; 8 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana; another 20…
Rank this Week: 577

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/
  • Nov 14

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger

    Sixth Circuit Rules on Turbulent Air-Line Merger
    In an opinion colored by aviation-themed puns, Judge Thapar, writing for the Sixth Circuit in Flight Options, LLC v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters, Local 1108, ordered airlines and pilot unions to arbitrate their long-running dispute. A few…
  • Nov 5

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati

    Sixth Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against the University of Cincinnati
    University policies on responding to sexual assault claims have been hotly debated around the country.  The Sixth Circuit recently weighed in on the constitutional dimension of this issue.  Last month, in John Doe v. University of…
  • Oct 27

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?

    Who is Justice Joan Larsen?
    In May 2017, Justice Joan Larsen was nominated to the Sixth Circuit seat being vacated by Judge David McKeague. Both of Michigan’s democratic senators returned blue slips supporting her appointment in August. The Senate Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 975

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 3

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Innocent or Not, Your Property Can Be Seized
    No Criminal Charge Necessary Did you know that the state and federal government can take your possessions without charging you with a crime?  Through a controversial legal process called Civil Forfeiture or Civil Asset Forfeiture, law…
  • Aug 6

    Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance – Update

    Royal Oak’s Unlawful Vehicle Noise Ordinance – Update
    Woodward Avenue is host of the Annual Dream Cruise which draws thousands of car enthusiasts and their vehicles all summer long. Many of those vehicles make more noise than others and sometimes their owners do it purposely. They rev their loud…
  • Mar 8

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

    Unlawful Police Search Leads to Dismissal of Felony Drug Charges in Ann Arbor
    Drug offense prosecutions almost always involve a police search which are sacredly protected by the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment states that all persons shall be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no higher law in…
Rank this Week: 632

electronic criminal lawyer

electronic criminal lawyer

Covers criminal law and its process. By Timothy P. Flynn.

http://e-crimlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit

    Medical Marijuana Distribution Law Suit
    An East-side lawyer that owns a medical marijuana distribution or transfer center -the lawyer refuses to call his business a dispensary- filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday. The complaint alleges the…
  • Aug 13

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial

    Judge's Aggressive Questioning Results in New Trial
    Jackson Circuit Judge John McBainA defendant in Jackson County was tried for murder in the 2010 death of his 3-month old son. The prosecutor's theory was that the father caused his infant son's death by shaking him or throwing him against a…
  • Aug 5

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional

    Sentencing Guidelines Abandoned as Unconstitutional
    Lockridge with Attorney Jerry SabbotaLong-challenged in other states and repeatedly addressed at the SCOTUS, the Michigan Supreme Court finally abandoned the state legislature's attempt at a mandatory indeterminate sentencing scheme in favor…
Rank this Week: 517

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: 629

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Bond or Probation Violation for a Positive Alcohol Test

    Bond or Probation Violation for a Positive Alcohol Test
    In my capacity as a DUI and driver’s license restoration lawyer, I deal with positive alcohol tests and the problems they cause just about every single day. This article will focus on failing a PBT and/or an EtG test in a DUI case. This…
  • Feb 16

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Appeals – Sobriety Required

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Appeals – Sobriety Required
    In my role as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I written every article this blog, which is by far the best and most comprehensive resource for information about every facet of the license appeal and clearance process on…
  • Feb 12

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan – Don’t Freak out; Everything will be Fine

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan – Don’t Freak out; Everything will be Fine
    Okay, you’ve been arrested for OWI and now you’re googling around trying to figure this all out. You want real information, not “infomercial” type stuff. It seems that almost every legal website (except mine, of…
Rank this Week: 3274

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 18

    Business Rap: 2018 Nonprofit Trend

    Business Rap: 2018 Nonprofit Trend
    On January 16, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends, challenges…
  • Feb 13

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
  • Jan 10

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")
    Today, the use of software as a service ("SaaS") is widespread and the cybersecurity considerations are an afterthought. Read More › Tags: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, IT Contracts, Technology
Rank this Week: 4424

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3304

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 13

    6th Circuit Orders Federal Government pay $450,000 in Attorney Fees to Defendant

    6th Circuit Orders Federal Government pay $450,000 in Attorney Fees to Defendant
    The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the Middle District of Tennessee’s denial of defendant Circle C’s motion for attorney fees and sent the case back for an award of legal fees and expenses related to the trial…
  • Feb 7

    Divorcing Parties Cannot “Change Their Mind” About Mediation Agreement

    Divorcing Parties Cannot “Change Their Mind” About Mediation Agreement
    A defendant could not claim the mediation agreement he signed during his divorce proceedings was unenforceable based on perceived procedural mistakes when it was clear that he “simply regretted making the agreement,” the Michigan…
  • Jan 30

    The Court of Appeals’ Discussion of Conservatorship Raises Question

    The Court of Appeals’ Discussion of Conservatorship Raises Question
    In the case of In re Conservatorship of Rhea Brody, No. 332994, the Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA), affirmed the lower court’s appointment of a conservator over Rita Brody, an adult, under the Estates and Protected Individuals Code…
Rank this Week: 2568

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Immigration Attorney Sufen Hilf Featured By The Legal New

    Immigration Attorney Sufen Hilf Featured By The Legal New
    Immigration attorney specialist Sufen Hilf caught the attention of the Legal News, which featured her in a profile article on February 12, 2018.   To read this profile article click here. The Legal News is designated as a leading and…
  • Feb 11

    Shoplifting Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Shoplifting Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Being detained or even handcuffed for a shoplifting allegation is the worst feeling.  The biggest questions are: what will happen next?.  Will the store prosecute?  The store won’t prosecute, but the prosecutor for the…
  • Jan 31

    Testifying in Court? – 10 Powerful Ways To Crush The Prosecution (100% Legal)

    Testifying in Court? – 10 Powerful Ways To Crush The Prosecution (100% Legal)
    Nervous about court?  Not many people like to testify under oath.  Scary, intimidating, emotional are how some describe court.  Others may also describe it is liberating (believing that “the truth shall set you…
Rank this Week: 1983

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 11

    The Best Places to Visit when the Weather Turns Awry

    The Best Places to Visit when the Weather Turns Awry
    We Michiganders have a love hate relationship with the Winter Season. Although we love winter for the outdoor activities and holiday season, just about most of us end up complaining about the cold and the bad roads just after a week. In these…
  • Feb 11

    The Detroit Red Wings and Chevrolet hosted an event for more than 300 Detroit students and staff

    The Detroit Red Wings and Chevrolet hosted an event for more than 300 Detroit students and staff
    On February 5th, the Detroit Red Wings partnered with Chevrolet to host STEM day at the Little Caesar’s Arena. More than 300 Detroit school students and staff members participated. The event was held in honor of the students that were a…
  • Feb 11

    Cross-Country Skiing- Why it is the best sport for Michigan winter

    Cross-Country Skiing- Why it is the best sport for Michigan winter
    Michigan is full of activity throughout the year. Although many are wary of the winters, if they find an activity they love, even winters become very fun and enjoyable. The best activity for anyone to enjoy during any season is participating…
Rank this Week: 4399

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Feb 10

    If Only Losing Pounds Were as easy as Losing a Weight Discrimination Lawsuit

    If Only Losing Pounds Were as easy as Losing a Weight Discrimination Lawsuit
    Companies employing individuals in Michigan are often surprised to learn Michigan law specifically prohibits weight discrimination. Specifically, Michigan’s anti-discrimination statute, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA),…
  • Feb 8

    Plaintiffs Face Many Pitfalls in Employment Discrimination Suit

    Plaintiffs Face Many Pitfalls in Employment Discrimination Suit
    To be blunt, employment discrimination claims are challenging lawsuits for plaintiffs to win. A recent employment discrimination lawsuit explains this point. Trial Court and the Appeal – A tale of two discrimination findings In the…
  • Jan 16

    Learning from this Company’s Mistake: Don’t Mishandle Employment Agreement

    Learning from this Company’s Mistake: Don’t Mishandle Employment Agreement
    An interview with a successful CEO offers business owners a chance to learn from a costly mistake involving employment agreements. This mistake could have doomed her company before it became a billion-dollar business. Specifically, Therese…
Rank this Week: 4043

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 6

    From NCMEC | The Online Enticement of Children

    From NCMEC | The Online Enticement of Children
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has analyzed reported of patterns and trends of online child sexual predators and has compiled a report that focuses on offenders’ goals and tactics, the nature of child/offender…
  • Jan 29

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help

    Bullying in School | By Students? | How Teachers Can Help
    Bullying can have serious, and sometimes fatal consequences. Yesterday, August 2, 2017, CBS reported on the suicide of a 12-year-old girl--Mallory Grossman--who was a straight-A student who loved gymnastics. Mallory, killed herself on June 14…
  • Jan 13

    "Parental Alienation" -- High Conflict Child Custody Case

    "Parental Alienation" -- High Conflict Child Custody Case
    Most of the lawyers, court personnel, judges and parents who read my blog are well aware that there have been many--too many--cases in which a parent has alienated a child or children from the other parent. The results can be devastating.…
Rank this Week: 1101

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 4

    IRS Begins Enforcement of ACA Employer Mandate

    IRS Begins Enforcement of ACA Employer Mandate
    The IRS recently began enforcing the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) by assessing penalties on noncompliant employers for the 2015 calendar year. Read More › Tags: Affordable…
  • Jan 21

    Michigan Adopts New Requirements for Controlled Substance Prescription

    Michigan Adopts New Requirements for Controlled Substance Prescription
    In response to growing concerns about misuse and abuse of opioid medications, Michigan has enacted three statutes amending the Public Health Code.  The new statutes impose specific requirements on physicians, dentists, physician…
  • Jan 2

    MDHHS Issues New Guidelines for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations in Michigan

    MDHHS Issues New Guidelines for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations in Michigan
    Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations provide certain medical and social services to eligible individuals who meet the Long Term Care level of care criteria. Read More › Tags: Long Term…
Rank this Week: 4427

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Michigan Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law, divorce, and custody issues in Michigan. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michigandivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Business ownership and divorce, part 2

    Business ownership and divorce, part 2
    How to reconcile the valuation of a business, its potential equity distribution, and support obligations. If you are a business owner, you want to ensure that your spouse is not able to “double dip” in receiving part of the…
  • Jan 22

    Hawaii to decide first of its kind LGBTQ presumption of parentage case

    Hawaii to decide first of its kind LGBTQ presumption of parentage case
    The Hawaii Supreme Court is listening to arguments in a significant LGBTQ case, involving legal parenthood. The case involves a lesbian couple, where one of the women sought out a sperm donor and became pregnant while the other woman was…
  • Jan 19

    How the tax overhaul will affect spousal support deduction

    How the tax overhaul will affect spousal support deduction
    The new tax overhaul will remove a 75-year-old tax deduction for alimony payments. The new rule will not affect anyone who divorces prior to 2019; however, it will certainly change divorce negotiations. What’s changing? Currently, the…
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Jan 29

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson

    Inside The Battle Raging Over The Estate of Charles Manson
    Almost two months after his death, Charles Manson's body remains in limbo as an unusual legal battle heats up over control of — and the potential to profit from — his estate. This of course raises questions. Why would anyone…
  • Nov 20

    How Can Johnny Depp & Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame

    How Can Johnny Depp & Lisa Marie Presley Both Be Broke? New Court Fights Explore Who Is To Blame
    It's a growing Hollywood trend ... tens of millions of dollars gone? Sue the guy who handled your finances! But, legally, who should shoulder the blame -- and more critically, pay the price -- when a celebrity once worth hundreds of millions…
  • Oct 12

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning

    Hugh Hefner Was A Role Model ... When It Came to Estate Planning
    Hugh Hefner was controversial, but not when it came to his estate planning. Despite difficult family and financial circumstances, he planned well to protect his family and his fortune.
Rank this Week: 4630

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: 4350

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: 4269

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/
  • Jan 22

    DOJ and Kmart Reach $32.3 Million Settlement to Pharmacy False Claims Suit

    DOJ and Kmart Reach $32.3 Million Settlement to Pharmacy False Claims Suit
    On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $32.3 million settlement (the Settlement) with Kmart Corporation, to settle False Claim Act (FCA) allegations against the company. The Settlement was based upon…
  • Nov 13

    HHS OCR Issues Guidance on Mobile Devices and Compliance with HIPAA

    HHS OCR Issues Guidance on Mobile Devices and Compliance with HIPAA
    In October 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance regarding the use of mobile devices in the healthcare field. The…
  • Aug 18

    AHA v Burwell Questioned by DC Circuit Court

    AHA v Burwell Questioned by DC Circuit Court
    On August 11, 2017, a further development came in the Medicare appeals backlog saga, as the D.C. Circuit Court reached a decision on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) appeal to the case American Hospital…
Rank this Week: 1630

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

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

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Jan 16

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Are You Ready for Another Eventful Year?

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Are You Ready for Another Eventful Year?
    2018 has a tough act to follow, after a 2017 full of momentous developments—starting with a new Administration and wrapping up with a showdown over the right to serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenges of Marijuana Banking Just Got Even More Challenging

    The Challenges of Marijuana Banking Just Got Even More Challenging
    The state-legal marijuana sector operates in a largely cash-based economy—only about 400 banks and credit unions in the U.S. actively provide financial services to this sector—because marijuana remains illegal under federal law,…
  • Nov 30

    While CFPB Leadership Fight Continues, Broader Questions Remain About Future of Consumer Financial Regulation

    While CFPB Leadership Fight Continues, Broader Questions Remain About Future of Consumer Financial Regulation
    It has been a tumultuous few days for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with dueling acting directors and emergency hearings. But while Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is now officially the acting…
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Jan 11

    New Year's Resolutions for the Equine Industry

    New Year's Resolutions for the Equine Industry
    Planning ahead for a successful 2018?  You might define “success” as great progress in your showing, breeding, training, racing, and riding. The fact is, however, that people in the horse industry still rely on handshake…
  • Oct 30

    New York is 48th State to Enact an Equine Liability Law

    New York is 48th State to Enact an Equine Liability Law
    On October 23, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law that state’s version of an equine activity liability law. Here is a link. The law took immediate effect. Read More › Tags:
  • Sep 17

    Dog Bite Liability – What Horse Owners and Stables Should Know

    Dog Bite Liability – What Horse Owners and Stables Should Know
    Horse owners are often dog owners. While horse owners may concern themselves with liabilities associated with horse ownership, they may lose sight of liabilities associated with their dogs. Dog bites can cause serious injuries, and litigation…
Rank this Week: 4433

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/
  • Jan 10

    CMS Releases Clarification Regarding Texting of Patient Order

    CMS Releases Clarification Regarding Texting of Patient Order
    On December 28, 2017, the Director of the CMS Survey and Certification group issued a memorandum clarifying CMS’ stance on the texting of orders.  Specifically, the memorandum notes that a prohibition on texting applies to patient…
  • May 3

    Guest Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Small Law Firm

    Guest Post: Five Reasons to Hire a Small Law Firm
    **Thank you to Joseph A. Doerr of the Doerr Law Firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for sharing this post.  Originally posted on the Doerr Law Firm blog on April 27, 2017. When searching for an attorney, clients may seek a large firm…
  • Apr 26

    2.5 Million Dollar HIPAA Settlement Highlights Three Important HIPAA Lesson

    2.5 Million Dollar HIPAA Settlement Highlights Three Important HIPAA Lesson
    On April 24, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for the Department of Health and Human Services (the entity in charge of enforcing HIPAA) announced a $2.5 million dollar settlement with CardioNet. CardioNet self-reported (as required by…
Rank this Week: 4288

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/
  • Jan 4

    Do TOD and POD Designations Really Work?

    Do TOD and POD Designations Really Work?
    “T.O.D.” (Transfer on Death), and “P.O.D.” (Pay on Death) designations have become common with most financial institutions.  These are essentially “beneficiary designations” like we usually see with…
  • Feb 10

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie

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

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?
    With all the competition for customers (from lawyers and non-lawyers alike) in the estate planning field, it is easy to see why the consuming public has the perception that an estate plan merely consists of a pre-printed form, or a set of…
Rank this Week: 4432

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year! The Law Office of Kurt T. Koehler, 308 1/2 S. State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI) 48198 (Washtenaw County); Copyright 2012 by Kurt Koehler
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

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

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
Rank this Week: 4216

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendants in Dog Attack Case

    Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Defendants in Dog Attack Case
    Plaintiffs appealed an order granting summary disposition in favor of the defendant in a Michigan premises liability action involving an attack on the plaintiffs’ dog, Axle. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed. On May 13, 2015, the…
  • Dec 12

    Michigan Appeals Court Allows Slip and Fall Case to Move Forward

    Michigan Appeals Court Allows Slip and Fall Case to Move Forward
    A defendant appealed an order denying his motion for summary disposition in a Michigan slip and fall case. The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for the entry of an order granting the defendant’s motion for summary…
  • Dec 5

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Small Claims Judgment Did Not Bar Subsequent Circuit Court Action

    Michigan Appeals Court Holds Small Claims Judgment Did Not Bar Subsequent Circuit Court Action
    A plaintiff appealed the lower court’s grant of summary disposition under MCR 2.116(C)(7) in favor of the defendant in a Michigan motorcycle accident case. The circuit court determined that the small claims judgment the plaintiff…
Rank this Week: 2671

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 7

    Michigan No Fault Divorce

    Michigan No Fault Divorce
    No Fault Divorce Legal Grounds for Divorce A divorce is the termination of a marriage or marital union, thus dismissing the legal duties and responsibilities of the marriage.  Michigan is considered a no-fault divorce state.  A…
  • Jul 28

    Roadside Drug Testing

    Roadside Drug Testing
    Roadside Drug Testing: In 2016, Governor Snyder signed the Barbara J. and Thomas J. Swift Law.  This new law stems from a fatal car accident that occurred on Mar 20, 2013 in Escanaba.  A man, driving a logging truck, ran a red light…
  • Jul 25

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
Rank this Week: 2973

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Falling Merchandise Accidents in Michigan

    Falling Merchandise Accidents in Michigan
    Storeowners have an obligation to stack merchandise in a safe manner. Unfortunately, a number of people in Michigan and the United States are injured each year due to improperly stacked items falling off shelves at big box stores. If you…
  • Sep 29

    Texting and Driving Accidents in Michigan

    Texting and Driving Accidents in Michigan
    Texting and driving is a major problem in Michigan and across the United States. These accidents often lead to severe injuries and, in some cases, even death. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident caused by someone…
  • Apr 13

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Understanding Damages in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for the harms you suffered At Davis Law Center, our Michigan law firm will scrutinize the facts of your case and seek the compensation you…
Rank this Week: 1892

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys…

Michigan Car Accident Attorneys Blog

Published by Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.michigancaraccidentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    An Overview of the Personal Injury Proce

    An Overview of the Personal Injury Proce
    If you are the victim of a car accident, you may have questions about what happens next. Many people who are involved in a car accident are not familiar with the legal process and do not know the first step to take. The attorneys at SMDA are…
  • Sep 11

    Why You Should Report All Drivers On Your Car Insurance

    Why You Should Report All Drivers On Your Car Insurance
    Everyone loves saving money, but it could cost you if your current means of doing so include not listing all drivers of your vehicle on your insurance policy. SMDA recently worked a case where the insurance company claimed they were entitled…
  • Sep 4

    Contacting An Attorney After A Car Accident

    Contacting An Attorney After A Car Accident
    Accidents can lead to potential injuries. Every accident is different and the severity of the injuries depend on the facts of the case. If an individual is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, he or she has the right to…
Rank this Week: 3321

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    OIG Gives Green Light to Pharmacy Discount Program Under CMP and AKS

    OIG Gives Green Light to Pharmacy Discount Program Under CMP and AKS
    In its recent Advisory Opinion No. 17-05, OIG stated that the Proposed Arrangement (“Arrangement”) would not violate the anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) nor would it prompt administrative sanctions under the Civil…
  • Jul 12

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement

    CMS Delays Implementation of New Rule Addressing Home Health Agency Improvement
    Home Health Agencies will now have an additional 6 months to comply with a new CMS rule intended to advance the quality of patient care. CMS published a final rule on July 10th delaying the effective date for its rule addressing conditions of…
  • May 5

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi

    Please Join The HLP at The 2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference in Chicago, Illinoi
    The Health Law Partners (HLP) is proud to be part of the upcoming Physician Legal Issues Conference co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Health Law Section and Chicago Medical Society.  The conference will take place at the…
Rank this Week: 4405

Shaw Law

Shaw Law

Covers Michigan divorce law.

http://eshawlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife’s lawyer

    Man goes to jail for refusing to pay ex-wife’s lawyer
    A Genesee Circuit Court judge’s decision to send a Swartz Creek man to jail over a divorce case has been upheld by the State of Michigan Court of Appeals. According to court documents, the man claimed unemployment for almost two years…
  • Feb 13

    Should I move out?

    Should I move out?
    One of the most common misconceptions is that a person will be found to have “abandoned” their home, by moving out, and that there will be a loss of rights resulting from this action. There is nothing in Michigan law that provides…
  • Jan 7

    Ashley Madison Data Breach

    Ashley Madison Data Breach
    Over the past few days, there has been significant media coverage about the recent Ashley Madison data breach and subsequent disclosure of client names and other personal client information. Based on media reports, family law attorneys are…
Rank this Week: 2518

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Sep 5

    What it Means to Be a Registered Sex Offender in Michigan

    What it Means to Be a Registered Sex Offender in Michigan
    Some offenders who are convicted of sex crimes truly do commit horrendous acts; others may be found guilty regardless of whether they committed the crime based on testimony or weak evidence rather than scientific or “concrete”…
  • Jul 24

    Northern Michigan Priest Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault Involving Another Priest

    Northern Michigan Priest Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault Involving Another Priest
    Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to accuse someone of sexual assault in today’s society. Many who accuse others of sexual assault do so when they aren’t clear on what actually occurred due to the fact they were under the…
  • Jul 20

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns People v. Alexander

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns People v. Alexander
    In what looked like an impossible hurdle to climb, the law firm of Grabel and Associates shocked the state of Michigan by winning their second decision before the Michigan Supreme Court in less than a 3-week time span when the highest court…
Rank this Week: 3004

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/
  • Aug 31

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain
    SMDA recently convinced  LTD insurer Cigna to overturn its claims denial decision for a registered nurse who developed significant low back pain that prevented her from performing her own occupation.  Our client had degenerative…
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

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

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 4465

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Creditors’ Remedies Under Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute

    Creditors’ Remedies Under Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute
    Michigan enacted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act (the “Act”) effective March 8, 2017 becoming the 17th state to enact asset protection trust legislation. A more general description of the Act was provided in an earlier…
  • Jan 17

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

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

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
Rank this Week: 3183

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/
  • Mar 3

    Trump and Eminent Domain

    Trump and Eminent Domain
    Ilya Somin provided an outstanding article last August in his Blog called the Bollkh Conspiracy. The article describes the comments ... The post Trump and Eminent Domain appeared first on National Eminent Domain.
  • Feb 27

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain

    Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain
    In Indiana, legislators are attempting to enact substantial restrictions on the right of railroads to condemn for public use. This ... The post Indiana Lawmakers Dream They Can Control Railroad Use of Eminent Domain appeared first on National…
  • Jan 9

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain

    LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain
    In the recent Chicago Tribune article, LaPorte County counsel thought it would prepare a statute which would stop the eminent ... The post LaPorte County Counsel Has it Wrong While Lake Porter Understands the Railroad Rules on Eminent Domain…
Rank this Week: 4212

Michigan Construction Law

Michigan Construction Law

Focuses on developments in Michigan construction law.

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

    Michigan Legislature Renews Effort to Abolish Prevailing Wage

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

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

    New Skilled Trades Regulation Act Impacts Section 114 of Michigan Construction Lien Act
    During the recent lame duck session in December, 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a series of bills aimed at consolidating the licensing and regulation of skilled trades, including residential builders, electricians, plumbing and…
  • Dec 2

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor

    FAR Amendments Designed to Speed Up Payment to Subcontractor
    On November 25, 2013,  the DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to incorporate a new clause to provide accelerated payments to small business subcontractors.The new clause [FAR…
Rank this Week: 4152

Hermiz Law

Hermiz Law

Covers family law.

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

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?

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

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched

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

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?
    Before filing for divorce, a party must reside in the State of Michigan for at least 180 days preceding the filing of the complaint and must reside in the county where the complaint is filed for at least 10 days preceding the filing of the…
Rank this Week: 2545

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: 4003

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

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

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 2959

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Blog

Provides information and resources to dog bite victims. By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigandogbitelawyer.org
  • Nov 18

    Sturgis, MI Pit Bull Attack Settlement For Child

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

    How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

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

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation

    Dog Bite Settlement Amounts & Compensation
    Dog bite settlement amounts and compensation in Michigan are based upon a number of factors.  These include: The severity and type of your injuries (lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage) The location of any scar or disfigurement…
Rank this Week: 1006