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Free Speech Questioned in Supreme Court Case Involving Angry Teen and School District

In a case that questioned if a public high school student’s First Amendment Rights were violated, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania teen who used social media to express her anger with her high school and two of its s… Read More
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Two Bills Aim to Limit a Community's Ability to Regulate Zoning of Short-Term Rentals, Such as Airbnb

According to TripAdvisor, 67 percent of Americans are traveling this summer, with many of them considering a stay in short-term rental properties such as those found on Airbnb and VRBO. With the increase in travel demand, more residents may seek to l… Read More
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Amended Law Provides for Reduced Penalties for Noncertified School Staff

School districts whose employees do not comply with state certification and credentialing requirements for teaching, counseling, or serving as a substitute teacher face lesser penalties due to a newer law. Last month, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed SB… Read More
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Law Provides Rental Property Owners More Flexibility When Transferring Ownership

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Michigan Senate Bill 16 into law, which reforms the Housing Law of Michigan to provide that transfer of rental property between two entities under common ownership or control is not a change of ownership unless t… Read More
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O’Reilly Rancilio Attorneys Offer Guidance on 2021 Reform Legislation

Late last year, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed dozens of criminal justice reform bills into law with the intent of widening jail alternatives and removing obstacles after incarceration. The sweeping reform affects the way people interact with… Read More
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Read all of the Return to School Safe Start Plans for Macomb County Schools

Macomb County school districts have adopted their Return to Learn School Plans for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins this week for some and next week for many others. Below are the plans for the Macomb County school districts. Anchor Bay – wi… Read More
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New Law Helps Bridge Gap Between Law Enforcement and Those Who Have Difficulty Communicating

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill into law which helps bridge the communications gap between law enforcement and those who have difficulty communicating. House Bill 5541 and Senate Bills 278 and 279 together allow an individual applyin… Read More
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Financial Support Allocated to Help School Districts Weather Economic Impact of COVID-19

On June 30, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to Learn School Roadmap, a guide that helps districts create plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines the safety protocols for schools to implement in eac… Read More
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Important CDC School Reopening Recommendations Are Worth Reading

Why you should read the Centers for Disease Control school reopening recommendations for yourself and not rely on paraphrased social media posts for important recommendations. Read More
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What is the Federal FOIA and Why is it Important?

The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, was the first law that gave Americans the right to access the records of federal agencies. What is the federal FOIA and why is it important? Why would someone make a federal FOIA request… Read More
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16
Eight attorneys at O’Reilly Rancilio have made the peer-selected Super Lawyers lists. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected… Read More
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10
O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Keith Jablonski was quoted in the Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 edition of The Macomb Daily. The story titled “Covid Emergency Rental A… Read More
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13
The pandemic has drummed up many questions surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what it is and who it applies to. I… Read More
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9
Until recently, few people have succeeded in shedding student loan debt through bankruptcy. Courts have required the person to prove that paying back the debt impose… Read More
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