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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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Is It Against The Law To Skip the U.S. Census?

By now, some of you have already received notice from the United States Census Bureau requesting that you take the time to answer their questions. If you haven’t yet received anything, expect a packet soon. The Census Bureau projects that every U.S… Read More
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Categories: Municipal

Know Your Rights and Liabilities When Using Dog Parks

For pet owners, dog parks are a welcome reprieve from leashes, fenced-in yards, and kennels. Dog parks, or off-leash areas, are designated (and typically enclosed) spaces where pets socialize and exercise. There are already several dog parks open in… Read More
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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 Ro… Read More
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16
The municipal law attorneys at O'Reilly Rancilio have developed a team to respond to questions that local government officials may have during the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
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21
Michigan Lawyers Weekly has named O’Reilly Rancilio attorney Marc Kaszubski to its Leaders in the Law Class of 2020. Kaszubski is one of only 30 honorees selected… Read More
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As every business has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis, you should seriously consider a loan through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, whic… Read More
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31
On March 27, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act which is meant to, among many other things, sup… Read More
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