A recent California Supreme Court decision is causing a stir among gig-economy employers. Changes in the way that state draws the line between employees and independent contractors may affect the bottom line of companies that rely on the lower overhead that comes with contracted workers. Will those changes affect Michigan-based businesses? What are the rules […]
Being named executor to a large estate can be intimidating. Executors are responsible for paying off creditors, distributing assets, and honoring loved ones’ last wishes. But executors don’t have to do it alone. By building an estate administration team of professionals, executors can fulfill their duty to the estate and protect their family or friends’ […]
Maybe there have been too many movies about fights that start in a bar until the patrons decide to “take it outside”. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently had to address the question of whether a bar owner was responsible when patrons and bouncers got into a fight off-premises that left one person dead.
Being charged with sex offenses can be life-changing. They can occur when a misplaced relationship goes bad, or from severe misconduct. The facts behind criminal sexual conduct are often vulgar, and private. In many ways, these crimes are different from drug offenses or other common felonies. When you are facing a sex offense, you want […]
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Mark Zuckerberg have been center stage in the news recently, since the New York Times reported how the social media platform was used to affect the 2014 midterm election. The fallout from the dispute provides a cautionary tale for companies using terms of service to limit liability to users.
When most people hear about estate planning, they think about wills and testamentary trusts – things that take effect after they have passed away. However, there are key parts of any complete estate plan that can help while you are alive.
This winter has been especially hard on Michigan roads. The weather patterns have resulted in massive potholes across the state, and in local neighborhoods. When Michigan potholes cause serious injury, can the government be held responsible, or do you just have to rely on your own health or auto insurance?
Imagine going to someone’s home only to trip and fall down a stair you couldn’t see in the dark. Who is responsible for your injuries? Should the homeowner have warned you, or should you have known to turn on the light? That’s the debate happening right now in the Michigan Supreme Court.
There are district and circuit court houses all across Metro Detroit. When you receive a summons to appear in court on drug charges, it can sometimes be hard to know where you will need to appear. Find out how to know where your drug charges will go to court.
When an entrepreneur starts a business, it can sometimes be hard to imagine anyone else doing their job. Small business owners can pour years, even decades, of hard work into getting their processes, vendors, and contracts in place. But as the years press on, eventually you may want to slow down. Then the question becomes […]