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Is a provision of Michigan's Civil Rights Act unconstitutional?

March 13, 2017

Louis Eble Louis B. Eble, PLLC The Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1966 (“ELCRA”) is Michigan’s version of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, but with a broader scope of protection. The ELCRA prohibits discrimination on the ...

What to do if you're a victim of data breach

March 13, 2017

Mark Hynes   If your business has been the victim of a data security breach, you will need to follow the breach notification requirements in Michigan's Identity Theft Protection Act. You should consider these steps:  Step. 1: Determine what harm ...

Spring cleaning: more than dust bunnies

March 13, 2017

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires Although it may not feel like it now, spring is not too far around the corner. And during spring, you can’t escape those killer dust bunnies. They lurk in corners, growing larger and more ominous with time. And ...

Parenting time schedules and best interests of the child

March 13, 2017

Henry?Gorbein In Michigan we are governed by the best interests of the child statute which looks at 12 factors for the court to follow when there is a child custody or parenting time dispute. In the vast majority of divorces or paternity cases where custody ...

Washington was the 'greatest character of the age'

March 13, 2017

Judge Michael Warren You may have noticed that we recently “celebrated” Presidents’ Day—not because of brilliant and enthusiastic educational, social, and cultural commemorations that you participated in—but because the newspaper ...

Arbitration advocacy

March 13, 2017

Martin Weisman Arbitrations are meant to be cost efficient, quick and more informal than courtroom litigation. however, many litigators seem to forget that. Arbitration pre hearing conference orders often include phrases such as "the rules of evidence ...