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Benefits of Blowing the Whistle Under the False Claims Act

Attorney Patricia Stamler is pleased to announce the resolution of a claim that her clients, Scott Stone and Bethany McKinley, who served as Relators (whistleblowers) in a case brought on behalf of the United States of America against…

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What’s an SNDA and Do I Need One?

By Attorney Laurie Raab  My landlord defaulted on its mortgage, and I’m being evicted. Huh? How is that possible when I have a lease? If there was a mortgage on the property at the time you entered into your lease,…

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You Can’t Keep a (Will) Secret!

Can you keep a secret…? If so, how long?   For the answer to the above questions, please read the below blog written by Attorney Kenneth Silver to see why you shouldn’t!  One of the most common questions…

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Entrepreneurs need to start the succession process

It’s every entrepreneur’s dream to start a successful business and possibly pass their company onto the next generation. However, it’s not as easy as stating who inherits your business when you retire. Every company needs a succession plan for the…

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Preparing for the Imminent Crackdown on Payroll and Employment Practices

Federal and State Law impose a vast framework of laws and rules governing employer obligations and employee rights, creating a spider-web ripe for mistakes, abuse and litigation. On Monday 4/22/2019, Michigan’s new Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her intention…

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Dissolve a partnership without ruining a company

Starting a business on your own is incredibly difficult. It makes sense that you would recruit a friend or associate to be a business partner – someone who will support you and wants to see your business succeed. However, partnerships…

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Artist sues Ariana Grande for copyright infringement

Pop star Ariana Grande is being sued for copyright infringement. According to the Associated Press, artist Vladmir Kush alleges images from her “God is a Woman” video are nearly identical to two of his paintings. The image in question is a…

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BIC accuses companies of trademark infringement

BIC Corp. has sued several Chinese companies for allegedly manufacturing counterfeit lighters. The lighter company is also going after their U.S. based distributors. Counterfeiters are using the BIC trademark BIC Vice President Steve Burkhart claims the companies are trying to get…

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Entering into a business partnership? 3 things to think about

Partnerships can be a wonderful business venture. There is a great advantage in being able to pool the talents, resources and finances of multiple people into one business. However, there are a variety of factors you need to consider…

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Your Loved Ones In Nursing Homes Deserve Protection From Harm

It has been said that youth is wasted on the young. Just because someone ages, does not mean that their lives are any less important than those of younger generations; in fact, their golden years should be cherished for…

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