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Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Presentence Investigation Report: The Enemy of the Incompetent Lawyer

    The Presentence Investigation Report: The Enemy of the Incompetent Lawyer
    One of the biggest obstacles in the state of Michigan to advising a client to take a plea in a criminal case is the Presentence Investigation Report which has affectionately become known as the “PSI”. The “PSI” can be…
  • Nov 6

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Michigan Resident

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Michigan Resident
    According to NOAA, the state of Michigan is forecast to be at the heart of an active storm track this winter, which likely means we will see more snow and winter precipitation than normal. Some of us love the snow and cold temperatures,…
  • Oct 25

    Grabel and Associates Win Landmark Case

    Grabel and Associates Win Landmark Case
    The law firm of Grabel and Associates won another landmark case when prosecutors dismissed sexual assault charges against a former Michigan State Police trooper Brian Alexander after the Michigan Supreme Court ordered a new trial on the…
Rank this Week: 298

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 2

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began our examination of how and why a person facing an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) charge may want to – or be required to – evaluate his or her drinking.  In this second part, we’ll…
  • Dec 4

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 1

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 1
    At some point after you pick up a DUI, and even if it’s your 1st offense, you’re going to have to think about your drinking.  In this article, I want to examine the issue of drinking, and when a person’s relationship to…
  • Dec 1

    Legal Fee Schedule in Michigan Criminal, Driver’s License Restoration and DUI Case

    Legal Fee Schedule in Michigan Criminal, Driver’s License Restoration and DUI Case
    As much as I hate having to increase my fees, and like the idea of writing about it even less, as the lawyer I am, I believe that not being clear and upfront about costs is a huge red flag. Almost since I launched my first website over 10…
Rank this Week: 358

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: 352

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/
  • Nov 22

    Revocation of Paternity | What is a "Mistake of Fact?"

    Revocation of Paternity | What is a "Mistake of Fact?"
    Michigan's Revocation of Paternity Act requires a person desiring to set aside (revoke) a previously signed Acknowledgment of Parentage within three years of the date of birth of the child or within three years after the AOP was signed,…
  • Nov 7

    Home Alone: Part VII | Leave your children home alone while you vacation?

    Home Alone: Part VII | Leave your children home alone while you vacation?
    Amazing! Imagine a mother so eager to go to Europe for a vacation that she would leave her four children home alone. It's hard to believe, isn't it! Erin Macke lives in a suburb of Des Moines. When she could...
  • Nov 6

    Stopping Sexual Abuse of Children

    Stopping Sexual Abuse of Children
    Sexual abuse of childen: Sometimes "silence is golden." However, when people who are in charge conceal sexual predatory conduct, it can be the cause of life-long suffering for the victims of such coverups.
Rank this Week: 351

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: 561

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/
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • 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…
  • 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: 712

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/
  • Dec 5

    COA Examines Need for Evidentiary Hearing in Child Threshold Case

    COA Examines Need for Evidentiary Hearing in Child Threshold Case
                            Change in circumstances often lead to a motion to change custody. In D’itri v Bollinger, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of…
  • Nov 20

    Court of Appeals Hold that Adoption is Moot After Order Filiation Entered

    Court of Appeals Hold that Adoption is Moot After Order Filiation Entered
                In In re LMB (Docket No. 338169), the Court of Appeals held that entry of an order of filiation while an adoption appeal was pending mooted the adoption appeal.…
  • Nov 16

    Remand for a Different Jurist due to Repeated Procedural Error

    Remand for a Different Jurist due to Repeated Procedural Error
                 For the second time and on identical issues, the matter of In reJones, Minors, No. 336836, came before the Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) on the father’s appeal of a circuit court order…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
Rank this Week: 1035

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Attorney General Candidate's Over-the-Top Ad Garners National Attention

    Attorney General Candidate's Over-the-Top Ad Garners National Attention
    Until recently, you would have to be an attorney to have heard the name Dana Nessel. An outspoken lesbian, she assisted in the struggle for marital equality in the DeBoer same-sex adoption case that went to the SCOTUS.Earlier this year, Ms.…
  • Nov 9

    GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction

    GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Alimony Deduction
    The recently-proposed GOP tax plan eliminates an above-the-line deduction for alimony payors. This proposal would reverse 75-year-old legislation that protects spousal support payors, and divorcing families in general, with a significant tax…
  • Nov 7

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here

    Roadside Saliva Testing for Marijuana is Here
    People are going to abuse marijuana just as they do alcohol. Keeping drivers that are too stoned off the road, just like with drunk drivers, is the task at hand for law enforcement.The Michigan State Police will soon begin administering…
Rank this Week: 1278

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/
Rank this Week: 913

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: 932

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 1058

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: 1093

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: 1256

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: 1043

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Nov 2

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit
    Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.  This classification of a…
  • Oct 30

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict
    An Oakland County, Michigan jury recently returned a $ 5,000,080.00 verdict in favor of the estate of a 90 year-old woman against a assisted living facility.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the son of a…
  • May 31

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement
    We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a Flint area Adult Foster Care Home.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the resident’s surviving family members in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. Our…
Rank this Week: 1340

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: 1140

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

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

    Weak Links in Trade Secret and Computer Fraud Litigation

    Weak Links in Trade Secret and Computer Fraud Litigation
    A company’s Federal Trade Secret Claim and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim were recently dismissed by a Michigan federal district judge. The dismissal was avoidable. But it also offers several key lessons for employers and employees…
  • Nov 13

    When it Comes to Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement is Timing Everything?

    When it Comes to Enforcing a Noncompete Agreement is Timing Everything?
    A recent noncompete case from Minnesota offers a cautionary tale for employers and cause for celebration for employees. The case, Safety Center, Inc. v. Stier, (11/6/17), involved an employer that ran a treatment center for special-needs sex…
  • Nov 2

    Last Day On the Job and Employee Decides to Take Down the President

    Last Day On the Job and Employee Decides to Take Down the President
    Not every company has to worry that an employee’s last day on the job will be the day the employee takes down the President (more on this below). But all companies should have policies and procedures in place to prevent a departing…
Rank this Week: 3572

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Gun Conviction and Immigration Law

    Gun Conviction and Immigration Law
    A gun conviction can carry extremely severe immigration consequences for persons that are not United States citizens.  INA section 237(a)(2)(C) makes convictions under federal, state, and local laws for firearms offenses deportable.…
  • Nov 29

    Is it a defense that I did not know my license was suspended?

    Is it a defense that I did not know my license was suspended?
    In Michigan the of driving while license suspended, revoked, or denied (DWLS) is a misdemeanor that carries for a first offense a maximum jail sentence of 93 days and a fine of not more than $500.  A conviction for this offense will…
  • Nov 20

    Making sure you maximize auto accident injury recovery

    Making sure you maximize auto accident injury recovery
    In most auto accident lawsuits on behalf of the person who was injured or killed, a lawyer will charge a contingency fee.  The lawyer’s fee is typically a standard one third  (33.3%) of the amount recovered, minus  costs…
Rank this Week: 2379

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2295

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: 2958

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/
  • Nov 29

    Couple goes to court to decide who gets hockey ticket

    Couple goes to court to decide who gets hockey ticket
    A canadian couple was able to agree on the majority of their divorce terms; however, they had to have a judge decide who would get their Edmonton Oilers season tickets. Beverly and Donald McLeod separated in 2015, with Donald agreeing to pay…
  • Nov 29

    Mom faces prison times for fleeing with son

    Mom faces prison times for fleeing with son
    Family law is making headlines this week, as a Hawaii mom faces jail time for illegally taking her son to Japan, amid a bitter custody battle. Eileen Tojo took her infant son and three other children from another father from Oahu to Japan for…
  • Nov 20

    Is alimony tax deductible for the payer?

    Is alimony tax deductible for the payer?
    Currently, spousal support is tax deductible for the payer, and taxable for the payee. However, a proposed change in the tax reform bill would eliminate the tax deduction for spousal support and make alimony income tax-free to the recipient…
Rank this Week: 3692

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Royal Oak, 44th District Court: Disorderly Conduct, Drunken Disorderly, Public Intoxication

    Royal Oak, 44th District Court: Disorderly Conduct, Drunken Disorderly, Public Intoxication
      Royal Oak is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Metro Detroit. There are few other towns that in just a couple city blocks have so many options for food and entertainment. Every week thousands of patrons fill restaurants…
  • Nov 17

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed

    Public Policy Reasons Make it Difficult to Get Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed
    This blog is long overdue. In this blog I will attempt to explain the reasons that make it so difficult to get a domestic violence dropped or dismissed. The Prosecutor Represents the People of Michigan or Municipality Where the Offense…
  • Sep 12

    Analysis and Answers: Offer to Engage or Solicitation of Prostitute in Detroit

    Analysis and Answers: Offer to Engage or Solicitation of Prostitute in Detroit
    The offense of offer to engage the services of another for any act of prostitution, or solicitation of a prostitute, carries a mandatory 45 days in jail pursuant to City of Detroit Ordinances. The act of offer to engage, or OTE as it is…
Rank this Week: 3058

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/
  • Nov 19

    Business Rap: Investing in Single-Family Home

    Business Rap: Investing in Single-Family Home
    On November 7, Foster Swift Business Attorney John Mashni, joined a round table discussion with other business professionals on Business Rap, a weekly podcast featuring Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing…
  • Nov 12

    Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?

    Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?
    Earlier this year it was revealed that hackers had seized 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, and over the course of the summer the hackers released the stolen property, including script summaries for "Game of Thrones," as well as scripts and…
  • Nov 1

    Forming a start-up venture with others? Consider a Founders' Agreement.

    Forming a start-up venture with others? Consider a Founders' Agreement.
    Co-founders of a start-up venture often find themselves excited and enthusiastic about getting their business idea off the ground. Amidst the whirlwind of developing a product or service and forming a team, it can be easy for the founders of…
Rank this Week: 2959

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: 3761

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    OIG Reveals Plans to Scrutinize EHR Incentive Payment

    OIG Reveals Plans to Scrutinize EHR Incentive Payment
    In July 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed its plans to review the $14.6 billion in incentive payments the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made to hospitals between…
Rank this Week: 3742

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: 4270

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

By Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC.

https://aggressivecriminaldefense.com/blog.html
  • Oct 25

    Just One More Reason to Avoid Jail Time in Michigan – The Food!

    Just One More Reason to Avoid Jail Time in Michigan – The Food!
      There are countless reasons to avoid jail. Aside from the costs involved when you lose your job because you will be unable to show up for months on end, there is the issue of your family. A parent who is sent to jail has to worry about…
  • Oct 24

    Michigan Man Accused of Making “Vegas Style” Terror Threats!

    Michigan Man Accused of Making “Vegas Style” Terror Threats!
      In the wake of the recent Las Vegas shootings, many law enforcement agencies across the country are on high alert. And who can blame them? The Vegas shooting left no less than 58 people dead and another 400 injured, making it the most…
  • Oct 20

    What You Need To Know About Bail / Bond in Michigan

    What You Need To Know About Bail / Bond in Michigan
      If you watch a lot of cop shows or court dramas, you’ve probably heard the terms ‘bail’ and ‘bond’ a thousand times or more.  But what do they mean? Is it simply two ways of saying the same thing? Or…
Rank this Week: 3736

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: 3106

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
  • Sep 15

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe
    30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies are now in the hands of students in Detroit and Flint. We had a blast visiting schools in both cities and meeting with students, parents and teachers to kick off the new school year.…
  • Sep 15

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe

    Project Backpack 2017 a Great Succe
    30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies are now in the hands of students in Detroit and Flint. We had a blast visiting schools in both cities and meeting with students, parents and teachers to kick off the new school year.…
  • Aug 7

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School

    Project Backpack Expands in Detroit and Flint School
    We are excited to provide 30,000+ backpacks filled with brand new school supplies to students in both Detroit and Flint public schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our newly expanded project will benefit more children, families and teachers…
Rank this Week: 4579

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: 3489

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: 4283

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Military Veteran Attorney Blog

Covers VA benefits. By Serafini, Michalowski & Derkacz

http://www.militaryveteranattorney.com/
  • Sep 1

    New VA Mobile App Makes Health Care More Accessible for Veteran

    New VA Mobile App Makes Health Care More Accessible for Veteran
    There is a new mobile system that veterans can utilize in order to access healthcare services from their mobile devices. The Veterans Affairs Telehealth Services can now be accessed by app, making it easier for patients to schedule visits…
  • Aug 25

    Michigan Soldier Joins National Guard

    Michigan Soldier Joins National Guard
    Spc. Ryan Trantham from the Michigan National Guard’s 156th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Company C. earned Honor Guard status on June 2017 after undergoing 40 hours of Michigan Army National Guard, Honor Guard Training. SMDA…
  • Aug 18

    Michigan Veteran Mistreatment Leads to Statewide Shakeup

    Michigan Veteran Mistreatment Leads to Statewide Shakeup
    11 former workers at the Kent County Home for Veterans face felony charges following a 2016 audit that revealed their mishandling of abuse case filings and staff shortages. Additionally, the staff reported doing 100% of room checks when only…
Rank this Week: 3965

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: 3859

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: 4656

Health Law News and Notes

Health Law News and Notes

Covers healthcare regulatory news impacting physicians and other healthcare providers. By Amy Fehn.

http://www.healthlawoffices.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3934

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie

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

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?
    With all the competition for customers (from lawyers and non-lawyers alike) in the estate planning field, it is easy to see why the consuming public has the perception that an estate plan merely consists of a pre-printed form, or a set of…
  • Dec 5

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan
    Occasionally, during an Estate Planning conference with clients, this question comes up.  As an Estate Planning lawyer, I should probably be more pro-active about suggesting this topic.  As a professional, however, I always feel…
Rank this Week: 3924

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: 4056

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

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

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

    Happy New Year!

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

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation

    "Hoverboard" Patent Litigation
    "Hoverboards" as they have become known, have become popular this past year.  As explained in this Wall Street Journal article, the history and intellectual property behind the device is a bit murky.  When it comes to this…
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
Rank this Week: 3579

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: 2656

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: 3730

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: 4284

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: 2576

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: 4353