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The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

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

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump

    Ousted Arizona Sheriff Pardoned by Trump
    That an outlier POTUS like Trump would pardon a firebrand like former Maricopa [Arizona] County Sheriff Joe Arpaigo should surprise no one; they're views are tightly aligned on the illegal immigration issue. It's just that, in this case, the…
  • Aug 17

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke

    Cancer Survivor Sues Apartment Complex Over Second-Hand Smoke
    Phyllis Davis is an asthmatic cancer survivor who has many other serious health conditions. She filed a lawsuit last month in federal court claiming that the second-hand cigarette smoke from a neighbor's apartment is making her sick.The…
  • Aug 4

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail

    Teenage Assisted Suicide Texter Sentenced to Jail
    Photo courtesy of the NYTWe've been tracking this sad but interesting case for over a year. The case involves a series of texts [literally thousands] a teenager sent to her friend who was contemplating suicide; the decedent was on-the-fence,…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 101

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    How to get Through a Probation Violation in Michigan

    How to get Through a Probation Violation in Michigan
    As a local, Detroit-area criminal and DUI lawyer, I am in court just about every single workday, strategizing and speaking to make things better for my clients. Lots of lawyers are in court everyday, so that alone doesn’t make any…
  • Sep 18

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Appeals – When you Should File

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Appeals – When you Should File
    There is s big difference between being legally eligible to file a Michigan license restoration or clearance case and having a good chance of winning it. Unfortunately, the Michigan Secretary of State does not explain this anywhere, so most…
  • Sep 15

    Michigan Driver’s License Clearance – Appealing a Denied Administrative Review

    Michigan Driver’s License Clearance – Appealing a Denied Administrative Review
    As a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer who handles a ton of out-of-state clearance cases, I want to use this article to look at how you can appeal after you’ve lost a “do-it-yourself” administrative review…
Rank this Week: 215

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Excluding a Piece of Evidence from Trial – The Exclusionary Rule

    Excluding a Piece of Evidence from Trial – The Exclusionary Rule
    As the name implies, the exclusionary rule works to exclude or “leave out” a piece of evidence in a criminal or civil trial. Essentially, this rule is used in courts across the U.S. to keep people’s constitutional rights…
  • Sep 14

    Cannabis Community Disturbed by State Board Meeting

    Cannabis Community Disturbed by State Board Meeting
    On September 12, 2017, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board left many patients and caregivers with a sense of fear and frustration. As one member of the audience stated, “Does this board want us to start buying drugs on the…
  • Sep 13

    Cannabis License Meeting’s Leave Citizens in Fear

    Cannabis License Meeting’s Leave Citizens in Fear
    What if I told you that a business that seems to be legal and a cure to the economic crisis in the state of Michigan was growing more vulnerable by the day? While that may seem like a stretch to many that are reading this, the first meeting…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Aug 28

    Hawaiian Princess Kawananakoa In Court Battle Over $200 Million Trust Fund

    Hawaiian Princess Kawananakoa In Court Battle Over $200 Million Trust Fund
    Princess Abigail Kawananakoa, known to her friends as Kekau, is true Hawaiian royalty. Now, a bitter court battle rages over the questions of whether she is mentally capable of managing her vast fortune and whether she is the victim of…
  • Apr 14

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
Rank this Week: 303

Family Law Child Custody Divorce…

Family Law Child Custody Divorce Blog

Covers Michigan family law and child custody cases.

http://familylawchildcustodydivorce.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    Cyberstalking in Illinois: Old Game, New Rules.

    Cyberstalking in Illinois: Old Game, New Rules.
    With the permission of the Illinois Family Law Gazette, a website about Illinois divorce, child custody, child support, and family law, I have republished the below article about cyberstalking in Illinois. It is below:  
  • Nov 25

    Cyberstalking in Illinois: Old Game, New Rules.

    Cyberstalking in Illinois: Old Game, New Rules.
    With the permission of the Illinois Family Law Gazette, a website about Illinois divorce, child custody, child support, and family law, I have republished the below article about cyberstalking in Illinois. It is below:   Unfortunately,…
  • Oct 6

    Gov. Quin backs Illinois Civil Union

    Gov. Quin backs Illinois Civil Union
    The Associated Press is reporting that Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois could legalize civil unions before the end of 2010.
Rank this Week: 235

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Sep 25

    IPR Estoppel Remains Elusive for Patent Owner

    IPR Estoppel Remains Elusive for Patent Owner
    In Finjan v. Blue Coat Systems, LLC, No. 15-cv-03295-BLF, (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2017), the court took the majority view on the scope of Inter Partes review estoppel, finding no estoppel for grounds of invalidity not included in a petition and…
  • Sep 22

    Knowledge of Skilled Artisan Can Beat Patent Indefinitene

    Knowledge of Skilled Artisan Can Beat Patent Indefinitene
    Knowledge of a person of skill in the art was recently used to revive claims that had earlier been found indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112.  Delaware District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark granted a motion for reargument on the issue…
  • Sep 18

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement

    Indirect Patent Infringement Requires Direct Infringement
    Because “a finding of direct infringement is a predicate to any finding of indirect infringement,” the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s findings of indirect patent infringement where the evidence did not support a…
Rank this Week: 708

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: 485

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • 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…
  • Feb 10

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion

    The Law Offices of Barton Morris Inspires a Culture of Compassion
    Team members pictured: Sarah Tarockoff, Thomas Jacobs, Christina Iski, Marko Stakich, Tiffane Post, Bridjet Morris, and Barton Morris. Last month we had the privilege to do a little volunteer work in the kitchen of I Am My Brother’s…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • May 8

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie

    Progress on Sixth Circuit Vacancie
    As we’ve previously noted, the Sixth Circuit currently has two vacancies, and will soon have a third, as Judge McKeague has already announced his plans to take senior status. Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky…
  • Apr 28

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Managing A Corporation Located In Michigan Can Create Personal Jurisdiction
    In MAG IAS Holdings, Inc. v. Schmuckle (No. 16-1550), the Sixth Circuit issued its first published decision interpreting the reach of specific jurisdiction under Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115 (2014).  The panel held that Walden stands…
  • Apr 27

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim

    Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Cat’s Paw Theory Applies to FMLA Retaliation Claim
                Last week in Marshall v. Rawlings, a split panel of the Sixth Circuit held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to FMLA retaliation claims.  In Marshall,…
Rank this Week: 798

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Michigan Criminal Appeals

Covers criminal appellate law. By Stuart G. Friedman.

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

    Excellent Critique of the Reid Method

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

    Mich. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentencing Guideline

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

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause

    SCOTUS Strikes Down ACA's Residual Clause
    In Johnson v United States, the Supreme Court struck down the residual clause which made individuals guilty of violating this offense for having prior offenses which had a general element of violence. Under the modified categorical…
Rank this Week: 855

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/
  • Sep 25

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?

    Fatherless children? Why would any mother or father think this is a good idea?
    Children need both parents to grow up as healthy, fully-functioning adults. Mothers who seek to exclude a child's other parent from the child's like are doing the child a great disservice--a great harm. "Children who grow up without a…
  • Sep 22

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day

    Unwed parents : Adoption | Prompt Action by Father Saves the Day
    Seeking an order of filiation after having been given notice that a petition for an adoption has been filed, resulted in an order of filiation being entered. Therefore, when the legal father showed up at the adoption hearing and contested the…
  • Aug 9

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?

    Relocation Cases | What Standards will a Court Follow in Decisions?
    In a landmark decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed nearly two decades of law in a landmark decision on Tuesday by setting a new standard when it comes to the relocation of children in child custody cases. In Bisbing...
Rank this Week: 2199

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

Michigan Employment Law Advisor

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

http://www.michiganemploymentlawadvisor.com
  • Sep 23

    Navigating Differences Under Federal and State Employment Anti-Discrimination Law

    Navigating Differences Under Federal and State Employment Anti-Discrimination Law
    In what should be in the category, “water is wet,” it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual based on disability. Such prohibition applies to both the federal and at the state level. Under federal law, employers have…
  • Aug 26

    Court Blocks LinkedIn From Restricting Access to User Profile

    Court Blocks LinkedIn From Restricting Access to User Profile
    A Federal Judge recently blocked LinkedIn from restricting another company from using data from LinkedIn’s website. The suit involves Linkedin and hiQ Labs, Inc. The suit also has significant ramifications for job-seekers and…
  • Aug 15

    Is it Lawful to Terminate an Employee Who Attended a Neo-Nazi or White Supremacist Rally?

    Is it Lawful to Terminate an Employee Who Attended a Neo-Nazi or White Supremacist Rally?
    Is “check to see if any employees came out to support Nazis or White Supremacist” the new normal for HR? After this weekend’s tragic and despicable events in Virginia, it looks like the answer is yes. The events in question…
Rank this Week: 3566

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

Aggressive Criminal Defense Blog

By Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC.

https://aggressivecriminaldefense.com/blog.html
  • Sep 23

    Female Genital Mutilation Bill Passes The Michigan House

    Female Genital Mutilation Bill Passes The Michigan House
      The subject of female genital mutilation is one that has received a lot of air time in Michigan this year. Several instances of this child abuse have been discovered and investigated in the Detroit area recently.  This lead to…
  • Sep 22

    Does Juror Misconduct Happen More Often Than We Thought? (Part 2)

    Does Juror Misconduct Happen More Often Than We Thought? (Part 2)
      Welcome back and thanks for joining us again here at The Kronzek Firm. In our previous article on juror misconduct we talked about consulting company DOAR‘s revolutionary new study into juror misconduct, and what jurors had…
  • Sep 21

    Does Juror Misconduct Happen More Often Than We Thought? (Part 1)

    Does Juror Misconduct Happen More Often Than We Thought? (Part 1)
      In our previous article we talked about a trial that took place recently in the Ingham County Circuit Court, but ended in a mistrial the next day due to jury misconduct. Which brings us to the subject of jury misconduct itself, and…
Rank this Week: 3563

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Michigan Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal law. By Hilf & Hilf, PLC.

https://www.michigancriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Troy Ticket

    Troy Ticket
    May people have questions when they receive a ticket in from a police officer or in the mail.  The first question usually is how can the ticket be taken care of.  When tickets are issued the officer will indicate the…
  • Sep 4

    Retail Fraud Arraignment

    Retail Fraud Arraignment
    In Michigan once a ticket for Retail Fraud (also known as shoplifting or retail theft) is issued, or a criminal charge is filed (or sworn to) at the district court, the first court date is known as the arraignment.  There are…
  • Aug 22

    Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry

    Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry
    The Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry (also referred to as the Forensic Center) is located at 8303 Platt Road in Saline, Michigan 48176.  The Forensic Center performs several functions for the State of Michigan. The Forensic Center…
Rank this Week: 1801

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/
  • Sep 21

    Timing to Pursue Retirement Accounts from Judgement of Divorce

    Timing to Pursue Retirement Accounts from Judgement of Divorce
    A divorce judgment has been entered, with a retirement plan involved. How long do the parties have to enter their QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) to effectuate the division of the retirement accounts? This question is commonplace…
  • Sep 12

    Problems with the Court of Appeals' Adoption Trilogy decision

    Problems with the Court of Appeals' Adoption Trilogy decision
    Adoption attorneys and adoption agencies laud the Court of Appeals published decision in “the Adoption Trilogy,” In Re MJG and In Re BGP/JSP. (See July 12, 2017 blog - Adoption Trilogy secures the future of direct placement…
  • Sep 7

    Unique Challenges Associated With Adoption Appeal

    Unique Challenges Associated With Adoption Appeal
    Adoption Appeals are unlike any other appeal. Here is my new vlog discussing the unique challenges that go along with them. 
Rank this Week: 2326

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Michigan Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Neumann Law Group.

http://www.michiganinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Michigan Man Sues Hip-Hop Group For Concert Injury

    Michigan Man Sues Hip-Hop Group For Concert Injury
    A Michigan man has filed suit against an Atlanta-based hip-hop duo for hitting his nose with a water bottle during a show. Court documents signify that the plaintiff–who has not been identified–attended a show in October 2016, at…
  • Sep 13

    Family Files Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police Officer Following Fatal ATV Crash

    Family Files Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police Officer Following Fatal ATV Crash
    Last month, the parents of a 15-year-old filed a federal lawsuit seeking $50 million from a Michigan State Police Officer. The victim died on August 26th after crashing his ATV into a pickup truck. The crash was prompted when the officer, who…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan District Court Allows Injured Driver’s Case Against Federal Government To Move Forward

    Michigan District Court Allows Injured Driver’s Case Against Federal Government To Move Forward
    A plaintiff was stopped on I-94 in Michigan when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by an FBI agent. The plaintiff asserted that the impact caused or exacerbated neck and back injuries and sued the federal government pursuant to…
Rank this Week: 1960

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: 2909

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 29

    Fine Tune Your Equine Lease to Avoid Legal Battle

    Fine Tune Your Equine Lease to Avoid Legal Battle
    Equine-related leases have been increasingly popular. In the horse industry, lease arrangements include horse leases, pasture leases, breeding stock leases, barn or facility leases, and others.  Disputes sometimes do occur, however,…
  • Jun 6

    Should You Buy a Horse Sight Unseen?

    Should You Buy a Horse Sight Unseen?
    People occasionally buy horses, sight unseen, based on an ad over the Internet or the recommendation of a friend. Many buyers are completely satisfied with their purchases. Unfortunately, some are not. Legal disputes sometimes follow from…
Rank this Week: 2725

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/
Rank this Week: 2731

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/
  • Sep 15

    Updating your estate plan after a divorce

    Updating your estate plan after a divorce
    After you’ve negotiated the terms of your divorce judgment, and you are officially divorced, you will still have a lot of loose ends to tie up. One often overlooked issue that needs to be addressed, is updating your estate plan.…
  • Sep 12

    How long do you have to wait for a divorce?

    How long do you have to wait for a divorce?
    One of the most common questions we receive is “how long do I have to wait until my divorce is final?” The statutory minimum for a divorce without minor children is sixty (60) days. The statutory minimum for a…
  • Sep 5

    Bankruptcy FAQ

    Bankruptcy FAQ
    1.) Q: What is the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process? A: If you are considering bankruptcy, we would ask you numerous questions about your income, assets, expenses, and debts. We would run your credit report to determine the amount you owe each…
Rank this Week: 3183

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.…
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero

    Coming to the Rescue for a Local Hero
    The Mike Morse Law Firm fought hard and won more than $100,000 for a local EMT seriously hurt in a car crash after his insurance company refused to pay. We also successfully represented on his social security disability claim.   Every…
Rank this Week: 3770

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: 3763

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3013

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: 2730

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: 4148

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: 2729

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: 4044

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: 4112

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/
  • Aug 21

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Regulations has long offered the public the opportunity to ask the agency questions about specific regulatory provisions and receive informal feedback from CFPB attorneys,…
  • Aug 16

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?
    Last week, the Federal Reserve issued proposed guidance that could dial back some regulatory expectations for directors of financial institutions. The proposed guidance, applicable to Fed-supervised entities like bank holding companies and…
  • Aug 14

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa
    Every other year, the Texas Legislature convenes for roughly six months in Austin. Given the tight timeframe and biennial nature, sessions of the Texas Legislature tend to be “fast and furious” (and also full of drama). There were…
Rank this Week: 1820

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre

    HHS’ 2nd Update on Appeals Backlog Shows Little Progre
    In early June 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its second status report on the Medicare appeals backlog. The December 2016 case American Hospital Association v Burwell, in addition to dictating that HHS clear the…
Rank this Week: 3549

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • 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,…
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
Rank this Week: 4247

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: 4490

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: 3663

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Detroit Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Davis Law Center.

http://www.detroitinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 5

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016

    Study Finds Increase in Auto Accident Deaths in 2016
    In Michigan, as in any other state, all drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws and drive carefully to minimize the risk of accidents on the road. Unfortunately, drivers do not always adhere to this duty and end up causing accidents that…
  • Mar 24

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case

    Examining the Statute of Limitations in Michigan Personal Injury Case
    At Davis Law Center, our seasoned Michigan injury attorneys are committed to helping individuals who have suffered injuries due to accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an…
Rank this Week: 1849

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: 1133

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: 3831

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: 1284

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: 3403

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Jun 6

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?

    What happens to my Federal Income Tax Refund after I file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and I still owe the IRS Pre-Petition Income Taxes?
    In the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Opperman concluded that the IRS permitted to set off prepetition tax refunds against prepetition debts. However, the IRS is not permitted to offset postpetition tax refunds against prepetition debt,…
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
Rank this Week: 4480

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: 2433

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: 3557

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: 4230

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: 1518

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: 2270