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Detroit-based attorney writes book on RLUIPA, the religious land-use law

DETROIT, Mich. – Attorney Daniel Dalton, a founding partner of Dalton & Tomich, PLC, today announced the release of his new book published by the American Bar Association. “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases” examines and discusses the continually evolving area of religious land use and […]

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Detroit-based attorney writes book on RLUIPA, the religious land-use law

DETROIT, Mich. – Attorney Daniel Dalton, a founding partner of Dalton & Tomich, PLC, today announced the release of his new book published by the American Bar Association. “Litigating Religious Land Use Cases” examines and discusses the continually evolving area of religious land use and […]

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Age Discrimination Suit Fails For Lack of Evidence

With many companies looking to move towards a younger work force, questions can sometimes be raised about the ways this is accomplished. Employees sometimes feel that they are forced out or denied promotions because of their age alone. However, proving these suspicions in court is […]

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RLUIPA, Land Use and the Hobby Lobby decision

It is always a significant event in the legal community when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) makes a ruling on a case. Lawyers all across the country pack into the courthouse or watch online as the opinions are handed down. Often, the […]

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Dalton & Tomich Turns 4!

                                             Dalton & Tomich, PLC Celebrates its 4th Anniversary! In honor of the occasion, we thought we'd share 4 fun facts about ourselves, the […]

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A Brief Primer on the Hobby Lobby Decision

It is always a significant event in the legal community when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) makes a ruling on a case. Lawyers all across the country pack into the courthouse or watch online as the opinions are handed down. Often, the […]

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RLUIPA Equal Terms Claim Approved for a Seattle, WA. High School

A federal court in Washington recently granted summary judgment in favor of a Catholic High School that brought a RLUIPA equal terms claim against the City of Seattle. The court found that the City had denied a variance to the school using criteria that was […]

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The Next Religious Land Use and Zoning Trial – Church of our Savior v. Jacksonville Beach, Florida

The federal court in Jacksonville, Florida has denied the City of Jacksonville Beach’s Motion to Dismiss the Church of Our Savior’s Complaint against the City. In an opinion issued on July 18, the Honorable Judge Timothy J. Corrigan found that the Church had pleaded sufficient […]

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The Basics of Selecting a Business Entity

In today’s economic climate, many entrepreneurs are taking the opportunity to make their dreams come to life by starting their own businesses. As attorneys, one of the common questions we are asked is: “what type of business should I start?” This is a vital question […]

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New IRS Form 1023-EZ Streamlines 501(c)(3) Application Process for Most Charities

On July 1, the IRS announced that it has adopted a new, much shorter Form 1023-EZ that will streamline the process for small non-profit and religious organizations to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exemption status. The newly adopted form is now 3 pages, as opposed to […]

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