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Significant Changes in Case Evaluation Process Effective This Month

The Michigan Supreme Court’s changes to case evaluations, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allow litigants to avoid the case evaluation process by specifying another alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process and other changes. Case evaluation p… Read More
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Categories: Litigation

How To Handle A Zoning Dispute

People develop and purchase real estate with ambitious ideas of how to develop it. But simply owning property doesn’t give the person unlimited freedoms to do whatever they wish. State laws and local ordinances provide guidance on how property is u… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

An Increasing Number of Millennials Are Making Wills

The number of young adults ages 18 to 34 with a will in place increased by 63 percent, according to a recent survey by Caring.com. The survey cites the COVID-19 pandemic as the driving force behind the uptick in millennial estate planning. On the oth… Read More
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Business Owners May Negotiate Lease Terms Before Signing

Small business owners often think that a landlord’s lease is final and that they must take what’s presented to them without debate. However, most landlords are willing to work with business owners because they do not want a vacancy in their shopp… Read More
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Categories: Business

Why Business Owners Should Have a Succession Plan in Place

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to burden society, many business owners have faced challenges, from staffing shortages to economic struggles. While many people are distracted by the daily grind of running a business, especially in these difficult… Read More
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Categories: Business

New Law Gives Townships Option to Change Names Through Vote

A new law signed into effect recently by Gov. Whitmer gives Michigan townships the option to change their name through a vote of the people. Previously, only cities and villages in Michigan had the same authority. Under Public Act 97 of 2021, a towns… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

A New Law Allows Dealerships Greater Flexibility in Business Hours

A new Michigan law, signed into effect recently by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, gives dealership owners added flexibility when setting their hours of business. Prior to the signing of SB128 into law, the Michigan Vehicle Code stated that most dealerships h… Read More
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Categories: Business

Certain Marketing Tactics Target of New FTC Policy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a new enforcement policy statement about the practice known as “Negative Option Marketing.” Negative Option Marketing is a method in which businesses utilize consumers’ lack of response as co… Read More
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Categories: Business

What Is A Conservatorship?

In a legal battle that gained worldwide attention, singer Britney Spears recently ended a 13-year conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears. The coverage and resulting social media movement #freeBritney highlighted the topic of conservatorship, r… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

EEOC Addresses Religious Exception and the COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they… Read More
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Categories: Covid 19

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