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The United Methodist Church at a Crossroad

  • January 17, 2019
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Since its creation in 1968, the United Methodist Church has struggled to define itself. The adaption of cultural norms and the failure to define its basic theology has resulted in a dramatic decline in membership in the denomination. In the United States, for example, membership has […]

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Sixth Circuit Rules in Favor of MI Business on First Amendment Retaliation, Equal Protection Claims

  • September 14, 2015
  • by Admin

Last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Michigan business on its First Amendment retaliation, due process and equal protection claims brought against the Village of Armada, Michigan. The Sixth Circuit’s opinion largely reversed a district court decision that had […]

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Is a Business Responsible for a Client’s Bad Check?

  • August 10, 2015
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

With the rise of online payment systems such as Paypal and Square, the use of checks as a method of payment has been declining for years, but the practice still endures. One industry that has largely remained loyal to checks is the legal industry. Many […]

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Defending a Business Lawsuit

  • June 1, 2015
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

If you own a business or are involved in running a business, chances are good that you will need to defend against a lawsuit someday. But receiving the summons and complaint still comes as a shock to many, especially when it happens for the first […]

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Noncompetition Agreement Enforced Against Former Employee, But Not His New Company

  • April 7, 2014
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

When going to work for a new employer, many new employees agree to a noncompetition contract. For many employers, such a contract is standard procedure for bringing on new talent, especially for workers with specialized and sought-after skills. Many workers sign noncompetition contracts without much […]

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Michigan Court Holds Breach of Contract Claim Fails Without Signed Purchase Order

  • October 28, 2013
  • by Admin

A recent decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals reaffirms an age-old adage most of learn early on: If it is something important, such as a contract, better to get it in writing. And when you are working for one of the Big Three, that […]

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