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Who Really Owns Your Facebook Posts?

Another year has likely brought about another round of faux legalese to your Facebook news feed. If you have been on Facebook within the last week or two, you have probably seen something like this: “Channel 13 News was just…

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The Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies The Confusing Theory Of Conversion

Hertz Schram attorneys Deborah Lapin and Matthew Turchyn recently obtained a favorable opinion on behalf of Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC in the Michigan Court of Appeals in Sutter v Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Case No. 320704 (April 21, 2015). The…

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Who Is the “Party In Interest” When Appealing Property Tax Assessments?

It’s not always as straight forward as you might think! JMC v. City of Grand Rapids, 2015 Mich. App. LEXIS 953 (May 12, 2015), highlights the importance of knowing the “party in interest” with the right to appeal a Michigan…

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Managing Your Emotions During a Divorce

Divorce is an emotionally difficult process, a statement most of us believe to be true. Yet, when you’re the one going through a divorce, the full truth of this statement becomes self-evident. You find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster…

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Real Probate? A Successful Combination in Law

Many lawyers have multiple specialties that seem to go hand in hand. People often think of lawyers with dual specialties as having only one. Tax AND estate planning, medical malpractice AND personal injury, corporate AND securities are but a…

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Class Action Update: Underwood v. Carpenters Pension Trust Fund Detroit

Class Action Update Underwood v. Carpenters Pension Trust Fund Detroit & Vicinity (“Pension Plan”) et. al. Case No. 2:13-cv-14464; U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Mich.; Hon. Laurie J. Michelson For those of you who have been following…

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To Disclose or Not Disclose to Your Investor?

This blog is a part of the “Cleaning House” series on preparing your business for fundraising. See the first article on How to Prepare Your Business for Funding, and our second article on 

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Cleaning House: An Audit for Funding Your Business

This blog is a part of the “Cleaning House” series on preparing your business for fundraising. While preparing to raise funding for your business and prepping your business plan, pre-funding is a good time to undertake a complete audit…

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Getting Ready for Funding Your Business

This blog is a part of the “Cleaning House” series on preparing your business for fundraising. Follow our blog and Hertz Schram on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date. No start-up business can survive very long without…

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“Most Workers Are Employees” Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

On July 15, 2015, the Administrator for the Department of Labor (“DOL”), issued the “Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1” (hereafter “Interpretation”) regarding “The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘Suffer or Permit’ Standard in the…

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