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Surviving the Economic Crunch

  • April 30, 2013
  • by Admin

Nobody needs to be reminded how tough these economic times are.  One of the keys of surviving and thriving in this economy is keeping accounts receivable in check. In collecting outstanding accounts receivable, a balance must be struck between forcefulness in collecting the debt and […]

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The Problem with Online Legal Document Vendors

  • April 30, 2013
  • by Admin

In this digital age, many individuals in need of legal documents have begun to use online legal documentation vendors in lieu of consulting with a licensed attorney. Several websites offer documents that cover a broad spectrum of legal issues: ranging from business formation, real estate […]

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Developers Sigh Relief as NonRecourse Mortgage Loan Act found Constitutional

  • April 29, 2013
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent Michigan Court of Appeals opinion has caught the attention of lenders and developers alike. In Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Cherryland Mall Limited, ___ Mich App___ Case No. 304682 (April 9, 2013), the Court on remand from the Michigan Supreme Court, rejected the […]

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Trademark Law

  • March 27, 2013
  • by Admin

The Basics of Trademark Law Intellectual property (“IP”) is the broad name given to the area of law that protects the rights of individuals who create original works. There are three main areas of IP law: trademarks, patents, and copyright. IP law is a complex, […]

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Domino’s Founder Granted Injunction to Avoid Providing Contraceptive Coverage

  • March 18, 2013
  • by Admin

Last week, Judge Lawrence Zatkoff of the Eastern District of Michigan ruled in favor of Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan and his secular property management company, Domino’s Farms Corporation, and blocked the enforcement of the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Monaghan […]

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Trademark Infringement claims

  • March 14, 2013
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

How does a party prevail on a claim of trademark infringement action? A party must establish that it has a valid mark entitled to protection; and that the infringing party used the same or a similar mark in commerce in connection with the sale or […]

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Bank Not Liable for Altered Appraisal

  • March 6, 2013
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent Michigan Court of the Appeals case, Xpress Apraisal Group, Inc v. Flagstar Bank, (unpublished February 14, 2013), found a Bank was not liable for an altered real estate appraisal, which resulted in a third party’s refusal to continue doing business with Plaintiffs. The […]

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Court Ruling Potentially Expands Duties to Third Parties

  • February 4, 2013
  • by Zana Tomich

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a title company owed at least a common law duty, and perhaps more, to plaintiffs who had contracted to have a home built. In Elsebaei v. Seaver Title Co., Inc. (unpublished, December 27, 2012), Plaintiffs contracted with […]

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The new changes to Roberts Rule of Order and why it matters

  • January 13, 2013
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Many organizations establish in there by-laws that the Board of Directors must use Robert’s Rules of Order as its parliamentary authority to conduct meetings and do the business of the company, non-profit or religious organization. Because of this, it is very important to recognize and […]

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Changes to Power of Attorney Act Require Acknowledgement

  • September 19, 2012
  • by Zana Tomich

Recent changes to Michigan’s Power of Attorney laws, require a Durable Power of Attorney drafted after October 1, 2012, to have the designated attorney or agent to execute an acknowledgment of legal responsibilities before exercising authority under each individual durable power of attorney. The statute […]

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