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Now That Marijuana is Legal in Michigan, Should Employers Relax Their Drug Screening Policies?

Michigan employers may wonder if they should relax their policies on employee drug testing with the Nov. 8, 2018 passage of Proposal 1, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. Read More
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Employers Will Pay For Michigan's Auto Insurance Overhaul

For years, Michigan has had some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. The state legislature passed Senate Bill 1 last spring to reduce the cost of auto insurance. Most Michigan motorists welcome this overall to their costly premiums. T… Read More
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The Top Reasons Business Owners Should Hire an Attorney

While a strong managerial, sales, finance and support staff is key, successful business owners should always hire an attorney to be a part of that team. Read More
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Can The Ohio State University Become THE® Ohio State University?

Will you ever be able to say the word "the" again without making a hefty contribution to THE Ohio State? Read More
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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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Do You Need to Incorporate In Delaware? Probably Not, but Maybe.

By Eric C. Turnbull For a long time, a common strategy in the early stages of company formation has been incorporating in the State of Delaware. This long standing trend has brought about several myths as to why companies actually go to Delaware; b… Read More
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Yes, You Can Trademark Smells, But It’s Not Easy

By Eric C. Turnbull   What do trademarks smell like? According to Verizon, they smell like “flowery musk.” Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of companies seeking federal trademark registration of unique scents that aim… Read More
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The Balancing Act Behind Cease and Desist Letters in Trademark Enforcement

By Eric C. Turnbull   Branding is always crucially important when positioning your business in the marketplace, and that, in turn, means your trademark rights and responsibilities should never be ignored. Your brand is the recognizable space you… Read More
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Think Carefully Before Removing Old Street Art

By Eric C. Turnbull   If you are a real estate owner or developer in an urban area, street art and graffiti on your building likely doesn’t warrant much more thought than how or when to remove it. However, as copyright law has continued to de… Read More
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Estate Planning in Michigan Just Got Interesting

By James J. Sarconi & Joseph N. Ejbeh   Asset protection has increasingly become the subject of discussion among asset management, financial planning, and estate planning professionals as well as debtor/creditor attorneys.  With an effectiv… Read More
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Oct
15
J. Russel LaBarge Jr. recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with the State Bar of Michigan during a Sept. 27 ceremony honoring longtime members. Read More
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Eight O'Reilly Rancilio attorneys have made the peer-selected Super Lawyers list. Read More
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11
A car that’s lit with special neon effects may appeal to some auto enthusiasts, but to those driving near an illuminated vehicle at night, they’re anything but a… Read More
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24
If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer you most likely have a digital asset. It's important to protect digital assets just as you would any other valuable. Read More
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