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Preparing for a Possible Recession

  • June 23, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Charlie Scharf says there is “no question” we’re headed into an economic downturn and likely a recession. Jamie Dimon says to “brace yourself” for an economic hurricane.  Elon Musk has a “super bad feeling” about the economy.  (Even though Elon thought we’d have zero Covid cases […]

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Supreme Court Orders Maine to Stop Discriminating Against Religious Schools in Tuition Assistance Program

  • June 21, 2022
  • by Noel Sterett

This morning, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Carson v. Makin, yet another case involving government discrimination against religious schools. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that the State of Maine could not exclude religious schools from the government’s tuition assistance […]

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Is Your Cryptocurrency Safe if Your Crypto Exchange Files for Bankruptcy?

  • May 26, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Cryptocurrency has been around for almost 15 years, and it keeps landing in the headlines—but not always for good reasons. Now, crypto owners are worried about exchange bankruptcies. Most crypto owners hold their assets in custodial wallets, or on an exchange. This is because the customer […]

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Court orders City of St. Pete Beach to pay $250,000+ of church’s attorney fees in case involving church’s provision of free parking

  • April 27, 2022
  • by Admin

In violation of federal law, city sought to forbid Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church from allowing the public to park for free in its private lot near the beach   Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett,, 815-986-8050 St. Pete Beach, Fla.—April 27, […]

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Court Awards Over $374,000 in Attorney Fees against Winnebago County for Health Administrator’s Violation of the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act

  • February 16, 2022
  • by Emily

High fee award puts public and private healthcare employers on notice Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications;; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett;; 815.997.7221 Rockford, Illinois —February 16, 2022—Circuit Court Judge Eugene Doherty issued an attorney fee award of over $374,000 against Winnebago County today in […]

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Pay Transparency: Changes in Norms are Leading to Changes in Laws

  • February 15, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Dalton & Tomich represents many business owners, human resources professionals, and employers in any other sense of the word. If those labels apply to you, then you have heard about “pay transparency,” or you soon will. In short, there’s a movement afoot to make the […]

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I Need a Variance. Is My Hardship Self-Created?

  • February 11, 2022
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Many property owners and developers in Michigan will at some point need to apply for a variance. A variance is essentially a request to the municipality that a property be exempted from certain ordinance requirements. Since public policy is generally in favor of enforcing ordinances, […]

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Hiring in the New Year? Classify Your Workers Correctly

  • February 2, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

Running a business has never been easy. But as a business owner or executive, you’ve faced a particularly rough two years. The COVID-19 pandemic and even mass resignations have created new hurdles for attracting and retaining workers.. In order to clear those hurdles and avoid […]

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A Surge of Collections and Bankruptcies in 2022?

  • January 17, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Many of us who monitor the economy for signs of repayment distress were certain in early 2020 that the pandemic would result in a dramatic increase in consumer and commercial collections and bankruptcy filings.  Some bankruptcy firms even hired additional lawyers in anticipation of the […]

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What went right for local Methodist Churches who have left The United Methodist Church denomination

  • January 8, 2022
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Despite all of these issues with The United Methodist Church in 2021, there have been several bright spots. Dalton & Tomich PLC has helped fifty four (54) former local Methodist churches disaffiliated from their annual conferences in 2021 and all have grown. We are honored […]

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