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5G Wireless Connectivity Will Come at a Steep Price for Most Communities

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updated its infrastructure policy to encourage the private sector to invest in 5G networks. Local community officials believe the regulatory process is important, and the FCC is taking away local control. Read More
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Categories: Municipal

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules that Government Officials Who Ban or Block Users Violate the First Amendment

Government officials and their followers who use social media platforms to communicate should pay attention to a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling. The court ruled that government officials who ban or block users violate the First Amendment. Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Employer Rights: What Happens When an Employee Legally Obtains Marijuana in Michigan?

What happens when an employee legally obtains a medical marijuana permit or lawfully uses recreational marijuana? What if the employee shows up for work while intoxicated from using marijuana? Is the employer able to discipline or fire the employee?… Read More
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Categories: Business

O'Reilly Rancilio Law Clerk Dean Michel Recognized By The Oakland County Legal News

The Oakland County Legal News recognized O’Reilly Rancilio summer law clerk Dean Michel in their July 29, 2019 edition. The article, titled “Litigation Vocation: Movies inspired student to enter the legal field,” focused on what motivated Dean… Read More
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Failure to Heed Public Act 572 of 2018 and its Amendments to the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act May Result in Lost Title

Without notice to preserve your interests, real property owners in Michigan may find their rights extinguished and titles lost simply by the passage of time. Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

In 2020, Michigan Is Changing the Scope of Discovery Rule to Stress that Requests Are Supposed to Be Proportional

The amendment allows parties to object that discovery requests are out of proportion to the needs of a case. It also deletes language that used to be the basis of many motions to compel discovery.The Old Language: "Any Matter . . . Which is Relevant… Read More
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Michigan Courts To Limit Interrogatories and Require Initial Disclosures, Starting in 2020

On June 19, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court amended the court rules covering discovery in civil cases. The new rules take effect on January 1st, 2020. Read More
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Michigan’s Fireworks Law

This Fourth of July in Michigan, tens of thousands of residents will likely gather with friends and family to celebrate the holiday, grill hotdogs, and of course, watch fireworks displays. Read More
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Categories: Municipal, Uncategorized

Recreational Marijuana Is Legal Tomorrow –What Does that Actually Mean and What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls of the New Law?

By Eric C. Turnbull On November 6, 2018, the State of Michigan voted “Yes” to Proposal 1 and authorized adult recreational marijuana statewide. The law will become effective December 6, 2018, which is tomorrow as I am writing this. So while the l… Read More
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Michigan Sports Betting May Be On Its Way - What Happened and What's Happening

By Eric C. Turnbull If you paid any attention to this over the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that cleared away a long-standing federal ban on sports betting and allowed the states to regulate sports betting on their own. Since then… Read More
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