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Michigan Auto Law Blog

Michigan Auto Law Blog

Provides tips, news and information for Michigan auto accident victims, drivers, and lawyers. By Steven M. Gursten.

http://www.michiganautolaw.com/auto-lawyers-blog
  • Apr 25

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day

    Defense lawyers must produce surveillance within 28 day
    Insurance defense lawyers have less than a month to produce surveillance of auto accident victims – not when it’s convenient for them There is a big problem in Michigan with insurance companies abusing discovery, and nowhere is…
  • Apr 25

    How to report an unsafe trucking company

    How to report an unsafe trucking company
    A lawyer’s response to a plea from a truck driver bring pressured by his employer to break the laws I recently received a plea for help from a truck driver who e-mailed me: “The company that I drive for has … Continue…
  • Apr 24

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney

    Meet Jordan Jones, our newest trial and pre-litigation attorney
    Jordan Jones is the latest addition to the Michigan Auto Law team. Jordan started off at the firm as a law clerk, and he’s hit the ground running faster than perhaps any new personal injury attorney in Michigan. Jordan already ……
Rank this Week: 217

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 314

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: 400

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/
  • Mar 15

    Richard Pryor & Marlon Brando Rumor Rekindles Bitter Feud Over Pryor's Estate

    Richard Pryor & Marlon Brando Rumor Rekindles Bitter Feud Over Pryor's Estate
    Would comedian Richard Pryor be laughing or rolling over in his grave? When Quincy Jones sat down for a recent interview with Vulture, he casually inferred that Marlon Brando slept with both Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor. The comment quickly…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 383

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 558

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/
  • Apr 10

    Foster Care Placement: Should this be a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing?

    Foster Care Placement: Should this be a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing?
    Daniel Pollack and colleagues write recently of a challenging issue facing today's children, families, schools, courts, law enforcement, and communities. The topic is whether multiple foster care placements during childhood should be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 455

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 20

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm

    Assault Rifles and the Right to Bear Arm
    Given the regularity of mass shootings in the U.S., with their attendant state law reactions banning certain assault-style weapons, someday soon there will be a petition for certiorari granted by the SCOTUS to take yet another look at one of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 474

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: 545

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: 631

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 24

    Home Invasion is on the Rise in the State of Michigan

    Home Invasion is on the Rise in the State of Michigan
    In the last 5 years, one crime that has become the center of controversy is that of Home Invasion. While the statute provides one aspect of the crime, the practicality of the statute has been up for debate in courtrooms across the state of…
  • Apr 18

    Two Michigan Healthcare Management Company Managers & Employee Face Tax Charges Following Indictment

    Two Michigan Healthcare Management Company Managers & Employee Face Tax Charges Following Indictment
    The Department of Justice Tax Division’s Acting Deputy Assistant AG Stuart M. Goldberg recently announced that three individuals, two of them managers of a Michigan healthcare management company and one an executive assistant, have been…
  • Apr 17

    Michigan Marketing & Consulting Firm Owner Faces Tax Charge

    Michigan Marketing & Consulting Firm Owner Faces Tax Charge
    Recently it was announced by the Department of Justice Tax Division’s Acting Deputy Assistant AG Stuart M. Goldberg that Sarah Vidican, owner of Magnalty LLC had been charged with failing to file tax returns and filing a false tax…
Rank this Week: 1246

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Attorney Daniel Hilf Featured By the Legal New

    Attorney Daniel Hilf Featured By the Legal New
    Troy Michigan based criminal defense lawyer was featured by the Legal News in an article titled “Get to Know Daniel Hilf” on March 15, 2018. The Legal News is a publication relied upon by lawyers and Judges throughout the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 941

Equine Law Blog

Equine Law Blog

Covers laws, legal developments, and "fine points" in the law that can have important consequences for businesses, associations, companies, non-profits, and individual horse owners. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

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

    Damage Caused by Boarded Horses -- Who Pays for It?

    Damage Caused by Boarded Horses -- Who Pays for It?
    Broken pasture fences, broken gates, stall dividers kicked through, wash rack hoses and nozzles broken, stall walls bitten through, stall doors broken off of their hinges.  For many boarding stables, breaks and damages to the property…
  • 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:
Rank this Week: 1254

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 20

    Detroit Expected to See a Retail Promenade next to Fox Theater by Summer

    Detroit Expected to See a Retail Promenade next to Fox Theater by Summer
    Detroit saw some major changes as soon as Olympia Development announced the planned development of Little Caesars World Headquarters. The establishment is expected to be built at Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street. Along with the restaurant,…
  • Feb 20

    Detroit Chefs and Restaurant Up for 7 James Beard Accolade

    Detroit Chefs and Restaurant Up for 7 James Beard Accolade
    In some fantastic news, seven of Michigan’s chefs and restaurants have qualified for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards’ semi-finals. The Seven Metro Detroit, as they are referred to, have been nominated in a number…
  • Feb 20

    Portrait of President Obama by Detroit Artist

    Portrait of President Obama by Detroit Artist
    About the Artist Kehinde Wiley has made history with his contribution to Barack Obama’s portrait. He has become the first African-American in the history of the country to have developed a portrait of a president for the National…
Rank this Week: 738

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1225

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: 908

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: 1275

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: 984

Defending The Digital Workplace

Defending The Digital Workplace

Addresses technology and employment law issues facing business professionals. By Jason Shinn.

http://jshinn.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Feb 7

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had reached a settlement in a case involving an employee’s discharge for posting negative comments about a supervisor on the employee’s Facebook page. Click here for the…
Rank this Week: 720

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 1005

Elkouri Heath, PLC Blog

Elkouri Heath, PLC Blog

Covers Michigan family law.

https://www.elkouriheath.com/oakland-county-divorce-lawyer
  • Apr 23

    Changing Your Michigan Child Support or Parenting Agreement

    Changing Your Michigan Child Support or Parenting Agreement
    For a divorcing couple with minor children, the process of developing financial support and co-parenting agreements that meet the needs of the whole family can be both complicated and exhausting.  Once it is done, you hope the original…
  • Apr 16

    Trends in Michigan Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support

    Trends in Michigan Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support
    When working through a divorce, it is common to feel lonely and wonder how you will cope on your own. Moreover, if you have children to care for, worrying about how you will manage the new complexities of divided childcare costs and parenting…
  • Apr 9

    Understanding the Government Agencies Involved in Michigan Divorce

    Understanding the Government Agencies Involved in Michigan Divorce
    Divorcing couples with minor children will quickly become familiar with multiple government agencies, including: The Family Division of the circuit court in the county where the divorce is filed; The Friend of the Court (FOC) office in that…
Rank this Week: 1998

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/
Rank this Week: 2691

Health Law Attorney Blog

Health Law Attorney Blog

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

http://www.healthlawattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4498

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/
  • Apr 16

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?
    Amid the uncertainty over the future of the CFPB, another continuing question is whether state consumer protection authorities will act to fill gaps left by the CFPB’s inaction. State attorneys general have tools available to pursue…
  • Apr 10

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change
    As federal legislation abridging the Dodd-Frank Act remains in play, comparably radical changes to federal financial supervision could come without any need for Congressional action. This could happen through federal banking agencies’…
  • Feb 27

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu
    It has been almost easy to forget that the PHH v. CFPB case started life as an appeal of an enforcement action taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for purported violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act…
Rank this Week: 1728

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 11

    OIG Issues Report on Outpatient PT Overpayment

    OIG Issues Report on Outpatient PT Overpayment
    In March of 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report titled “Many Medicare Claims for Outpatient Physical Therapy Services Did Not Comply With Medicare Requirements”…
  • Apr 11

    Court Orders AHA to Provide Strategies for Eliminating Medicare Appeals Backlog

    Court Orders AHA to Provide Strategies for Eliminating Medicare Appeals Backlog
    On March 22, 2018, the latest development in American Hospital Association (AHA) v. Azar (formerly referred to as AHA v Burwell) emerged as Judge Boasberg issued an order to have the AHA develop strategies to assist the Department of Health…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3693

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam
    On January 25, 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,…
  • Mar 6

    Potential $13.5 Million Uber Fine Highlights the Importance of Risk-Based Breach Response

    Potential $13.5 Million Uber Fine Highlights the Importance of Risk-Based Breach Response
    The legal fallout from ridesharing service Uber's 2016 data breach, which affected approximately 57 million riders and drivers, has been significant. Read More › Tags: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, Lawsuit
  • Feb 27

    Considerations for Vendor Contract

    Considerations for Vendor Contract
    This is the first article in a series on Third Party and Vendor Management. The next article in this series discusses provisions for vendor contracts. Read More › Tags: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Liability, Privacy
Rank this Week: 2893

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: 3669

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/
  • Feb 28

    What happens to a lien in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    What happens to a lien in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Even though bankruptcy discharges your personal obligation to pay a secured debt, the lien on your property will remain. Any amount of a debt that is secured by property, will remain. Any amount that is not secured by the property, will be…
  • Feb 28

    Five Questions to Ask Your Adult Sibling

    Five Questions to Ask Your Adult Sibling
    We handle numerous probate and trust administration cases, where siblings do not get along. It is better to work through issues with your siblings, prior to your parents’ passing away, as there is less stress and emotion. There are…
  • Feb 28

    Chapter 7 Means Test – Median Income

    Chapter 7 Means Test – Median Income
    Do I qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy? One of the main factors in determining whether or not an individual qualifies for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, is whether your household income is under the median family income amount. For cases filed on or…
Rank this Week: 3321

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: 2894

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: 2895

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: 3841

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: 3882

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…
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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…
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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: 4188

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: 1771

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
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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: 3022

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: 3442

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: 4212

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…
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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: 4530

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…
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Hermiz Law

Hermiz Law

Covers family law.

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

    How Much Will I Pay In Child Support in Michigan?

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

    Official Website of HermizLaw Launched

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

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?

    What is the Procedure for Filing for Divorce?
    Before filing for divorce, a party must reside in the State of Michigan for at least 180 days preceding the filing of the complaint and must reside in the county where the complaint is filed for at least 10 days preceding the filing of the…
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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: 3659

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

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

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

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

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

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

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

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

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