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Are There Exemptions to Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay In Place Executive Order?

By Matthew J. Turchyn, Esq. I have the answer for you!  This update contains information about how the Coronavirus pandemic impacts workers and businesses in Michigan.  Let’s first review and understand why the COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order…

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How to Survive Life in Self Quarantine with your Spouse

By Attorney Lisa D. Stern, Esq. I am a family law (divorce) attorney writing this article from my home office. Unlike most of you, I am not actually in quarantine, but on medical leave. Over the last two weeks I…

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Wipe Your Criminal Slate Clean – Get a Fresh Start

By Attorneys Walter Piszczatowski and Michael Rex Criminal convictions, both felony and misdemeanor, trigger a vast array of civil disabilities and collateral consequences that relegate many to a second-class citizen status. Not only do most employers conduct background…

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Can You Keep a (Trust) Secret?

By Attorney Kenneth F. Silver A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about how one cannot keep a will secret postmortem. But the same issue also comes up often with respect to trusts. The answer this…

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Understanding how intellectual property is protected in Michigan

Protecting their creations through patents, trademarks and copyrights may be vital to people maintaining the integrity of their intellectual property. Intellectual property – creations of the human mind – are essential to people’s and business’ operation and success. Unfortunately, the…

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Things I need to know about wage and hour laws in Michigan?

Discover what you need to know as a new business owner about Michigan’s wage and hour laws. Also, learn special rules for workers under 18 years old. When a person starts a new business in Michigan, one of the most…

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Survey shows cellphone users more likely to be risky drivers

Using a cellphone while driving is extremely dangerous behavior. Even if the driver is making a call with a hands-free device, using a cellphone takes attention off the task of driving, making it more likely that the driver will…

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Supreme Court case may drastically impact Michigan patent cases

A U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to an influx of patent cases coming back to Michigan. The United States Supreme Court could soon rule on a case that could ultimately have a major effect on how patent cases are…

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State representative charged with drunk driving

Michigan State Representative Bob Genteski was charged with drunk driving in early 2012 after being stopped by a Michigan State University police officer. Rep. Genteski cooperated when the police officer asked him to do a field sobriety test, which typically consists…

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Nursing home negligence: The potential danger of improper bed rails

When bed rails are thought of they are normally believed to be a safety device, but it seems that the design of some bed rails and their inappropriate use has lead to a significant risk of injury or death…

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