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Michigan Executive Order Allows More Electronic Signatures and Video Notarizing

  • April 9, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: Firm News

The State of Michigan continues to be under Governor Whitmer’s “stay home” executive order. The Governor has stated she intends to extend the terms of the order past its original expiration date of April 14. During this time, many legal transactions have become challenging to […]

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Court Enters Judgment and Adds to Major Attorney Fee Award in RLUIPA Case Against Borough of Litchfield, CT

On March 31, 2020, the United States District Court of Connecticut issued a ruling which added nearly $100,000 in attorneys’ fees, costs and interest to an existing fee award of over $700,000 against the Borough of Litchfield, CT. By way of background, Dalton & Tomich […]

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Church challenges denominational trust clause in Missouri

Things are getting ugly as delayed United Methodist Church General Conference spurs actions to claim property, money from smaller churches Detroit—April 2, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney, co-founder of Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich,and author of a new eBook about protocols for the United […]

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Historic first: CARES Act brings financial relief to churches and other faith-based organizations and their employees

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications;; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton;; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 30, 2020—Daniel P. Dalton, a religious property attorney, co-founder of Detroit-based Dalton + Tomich, and author of a new eBook about protocols for the United Methodist Church separation entitled, What the Proposed […]

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Financial relief is available for nonprofits and the Church through the CARES Act

COVID 19 has brought many of us to our knees. It has closed ministries, non-profits and has hurt their ability to function at a time when they are most needed. Yet at the same time, we believe that as a nation, we may be on […]

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Stimulus Package: The CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the United States government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act).   The unprecedented legislation is a $2 trillion-dollar economic stabilization and assistance act to help lessen the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on individuals, employers, and both […]

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How Religious Groups May Use Their Facilities to Help the Homeless During the Pandemic

An increasing number of state and local governments are issuing “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders. But what does that mean for those who have no shelter or home in which to stay? The homeless so often depend on shelters that are already at capacity, making social […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Cancelled Events and Contract Breaches

With the implementation of Governor Whitmer’s order prohibiting events of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space (like a hall, auditorium, stadium, theater, concert venue, etc.), and the more recent stay at home order, many events were and are yet to be […]

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COVID-19 “Stay-Home” Executive Order: Determining Exemptions

Information on symptoms, mortality, risk factors, politics, and many other factors circulate the internet. State and local governments adapt to the changing situation at different paces, and you hear about the possibility of an executive order. As an employer, or an employee, you may find […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Increases Duties of Employers

Last week, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to COVID-19.  The Act implements three parts: The Emergency Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Leave Act, and Tax Credits for Employers providing such leave.  These take effect April […]

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