Daily Briefs

36th District Court targets people with outstanding tickets

36th District Court Chief Judge Kenneth J. King conducted show cause hearings Thursday to collect payment of outstanding tickets. Citizens with unpaid tickets are now being ordered to court to “Show Cause” why they have not paid their tickets. Citizens with unpaid tickets will receive a legal notice in the mail (motion and or order to show cause), which requires them  to appear in court and to answer under oath regarding their intentional refusal to pay outstanding fines, fees, and costs owed to the 36th District Court. If the citizen does not appear, a contempt order and a bench warrant will be issued for their arrest. Any person who fails to answer a notice to appear in court for a municipal civil infraction is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The 36th District Court began conducting “Show Cause” hearings on March 28. It is only one of several methods developed by the court to collect on the millions of dollars of unpaid tickets.

Foley’s eighth annual ‘State of the Law Update’ set for May 15

The Michigan Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Foley’s Detroit office will host its eighth annual State of the Law Update on Wednesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s VisTaTech Center. The annual event serves as an update designed to bring in-house counsel up to speed on topics affecting their daily practice.
Topics covered at the event include:
• State of the Law Updates in Corporate, Commercial/Contract and Labor and Employment Law
• Technology Contracts: Strategies for Success
• eDiscovery: Technology-Assisted Review
• Social Media: Employment Law Issues
All attendees must be ACC members or eligible for ACC membership. The cost of attendance is $35 for ACC members and $55 for non-members.
Foley will apply for CLE credit after the program, where applicable.
Registration is available online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=una4psn6&oeidk=a07e7cda7sz21fe61a2.

Mithani appointed Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Soni H. Mithani of the law firm of Miller Canfield has been appointed a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
At Miller Canfield, Mithani specializes in litigation and dispute resolution. She has handled a variety of business- and government-related matters before trial and appellate courts. She oversees an active and diverse caseload, including commercial contract matters, business tort disputes (including non-compete litigation), construction cases, fraud and abuse claims, and municipal litigation.
Mithani earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude, and a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan, with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa.