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Court affirms a Church’s use of its parking lot for Ministry

Court order allows Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church to Continue Offering Free Parking to the Public. A federal court in Tampa has entered a preliminary injunction against the City of St. Pete Beach, Florida, protecting a church’s right to keep its parking lot open to the […]

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The Supreme Court Hears Case About Nominal Damages

On January 12, 2021, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Uzuegbunam v. Preczwski, which tackles the question of whether a lawsuit seeking nominal damages is rendered moot if the unconstitutional law or policy is revised during the course of litigation. By way […]

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Independent Contractor Rule Gets an Update . . . For Now

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule on classifying workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, clarifying the test to determine who is an independent contractor. The FLSA requires covered employers to pay nonexempt employees minimum wage for every […]

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Alabama’s protection of religious exercise stronger than federal law

  Religious organizations often turn to courts when their freedom of religion is being infringed by the government. Restrictions on the religious exercise of a person or institution come in many forms, unfortunately. The implementation of land use regulations is one of them. Thanks to […]

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Illinois Court Recognizes Primary Religious Purpose in Afterschool Program for Kids

By The Hand Club for Kids is an Illinois not-for-profit which provides many Chicago-area youth with a well-rounded afterschool program. The program is designed to be “Christ-centered” as well as holistic—nurturing mind, body, and soul. Despite the religious mission and values which animate everything the […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]

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5 Supreme Court Cases to Watch for in 2021 Which Could Affect Your Business

With 2020 winding down, many businesses are looking ahead to 2021. For most businesses, 2020 has been a difficult year and they hope that 2021 will bring with it a return to normalcy. While we can never predict the future, businesses should be aware, to […]

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Preparing Your Closely Held Company for a Merger or Acquisition in 2021

We recently learned that two regional banks, Huntington National Bank and TCF will be combining in 2021. It’s likely just the start of a trend that will carry well into the new year. After all, the fallout from 2020 is still being experienced across all […]

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New Vaccines Raise New Questions for Employers

For employers, a new year brings new hope that life will return to normal soon. Finally, in 2021, there’s reason for optimism on that score. To begin with, Congress has passed an appropriations bill that includes a fresh stimulus package. Of course, most promising of […]

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Q&A: Nonprofit Corporations and Real Property Ownership

The value of assets in the United States within the nonprofit sector alone was about 6 trillion dollars in 2016 ($5,990,470,000,000.00 to be exact!), according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Real property (like land and buildings) is considered an asset, and it is […]

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