Veterans of the United States Armed Forces have access to a wide variety of medical care through the Veterans’ Administration. When that treatment is necessary because of an auto accident, it can pit the U.S. government against no-fault auto insurers to determine who pays the bill.
American media likes to portray shoplifting – called retail fraud in Michigan – as a minor offense that every teenager commits at some point. However, retail fraud convictions come with serious consequences. If you are caught shoplifting more than once, the penalties could be even higher.
Business owners enter into contracts every day. Some contracts are at the core of the work they do. Others are simply vendor agreements for coffee or office supplies. Almost every one of these brings with them boilerplate language that is often all too easy to ignore. But trusting the boilerplate language in today’s contracts could ... more
The emotional toll of a family member’s death can be sudden and unpredictable, and it can make even the most rational person wonder what to do next. Keep this checklist handy so that you know what to do when a loved one dies.
The first winter storm of the season has rolled through Michigan, bringing ice and snow along with it. While winter weather carries an increased risk of personal injury, it doesn’t always lead to a slip and fall lawsuit. Find out what you should know about premises liability, and its limits when it comes to winter ... more
After over two years in the federal court system, a case on behalf of several sex offenders is finally over. When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v Snyder in October 2017, it made earlier decisions by the lower courts final and rendered the existing Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) unconstitutional.
The recent #MeToo movement on social media has given voice to the victims of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Washington, and the news media. It may also have raised concerns about gender discrimination and sexual misconduct among your own staff. As an employer, how should you respond to the #MeToo sexual harassment claims of your employees?
When should you start estate planning? When you have a child, buy a house, earn your first salary? What about when you graduate from high school? Find out when to start estate planning, and why it is important for everyone from age 18 to 108.
Winter is just around the corner, and avid skiers are getting ready to buy an annual ski season pass. A recent Michigan Court of Appeals case warns NASTAR competitors to take a close look at the participant release before they hit the slopes.
It is never good to have drug charges filed against you. However, not all controlled substance convictions are created equal. What charges have been filed, and your own criminal history, can affect any sentence you may receive, and what plea bargain options may apply. Find out how to read drug charges so you know what ... more