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Cyberbullies Face Misdemeanor Charges, Fines, and Jail Time if Caught in Michigan

If you use an electronic device to bully someone in Michigan, you could face misdemeanor charges. Read More
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Sixth Circuit Holds That Limiting Discussion at Public Meetings to Relevant Issues and Removing Disruptive Audience Does Not Violate Constitution

O’Reilly Rancilio attorneys Marc Kaszubski and Nathan Petrusak successfully defended the City of Sterling Heights in a federal court challenge involving the Open Meetings Act. The case (Youkhanna, et al. v. City of Sterling Heights, et al. No. 18-1… Read More
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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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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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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Changes in Michigan’s Fireworks Law for 2019

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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Michigan Vehicle Code Authorizes Charitable and Civic Solicitations in Roadway Intersections

By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On July 27th, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 112, which amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow soliciting in public roadway intersections by charitable and civic organizations that qualify as 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4… Read More
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United States Supreme Court Issues First FAPE Opinion Since 1982

By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its first opinion addressing the meaning of a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) since the R… Read More
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Governor Signs New Michigan Medical Marihuana Laws

By Donald P. DeNault, Jr. On September 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed three new medical marihuana bills into law.  Each will take effect on December 20, 2016.  HB 4827 requires the state to create a statewide monitoring system to track the transf… Read More
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Complex Changes to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act Take Effect on July 1, 2015

Counties, cities, villages, townships, school districts, and all other Michigan public bodies will be required to comply with a complex set of new regulations under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act beginning July 1, 2015. The new FOIA regu… 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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4
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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