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Minority-owned businesses left out of Gov. Whitmer's executive directive

October 10, 2019

Sharan Levine The state of Michigan has claimed it’s a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. On July 29, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ...

Property division explained

October 10, 2019

Brett Schlender Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Understanding how courts divide marital property first requires an explanation of the marital estate. An “estate” in this sense is a paper classification of the property that is considered “marital” ...

Pregnant woman unjustly sentenced

October 10, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In a unique case, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently reversed the Grand Traverse Circuit Court’s sentencing of Samantha Hughes in a July 9, 2019 ruling.  Samantha was no stranger to legal trouble, and in the summer of ...

Get to Know: Elizabeth Latchana

October 10, 2019

Elizabeth H. Latchana is a shareholder at Fraser Trebilcock, specializing in employee health and welfare benefits. Her expertise includes Affordable Care Act, ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, Wrap Plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements ...

Law Life: Small firms: geographic data, earnings, and career satisfaction

October 10, 2019

Running a small law firm in 2019 isn’t easy, in part because the legal marketplace is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. 21st-century technologies and globalization are significantly impacting the business of law and continue to disrupt ...

My Turn: Helmet law repeal worth another look

October 10, 2019

Wind-whipped hair on Michigan highways and byways became commonplace in 2012, despite proof positive that it is indeed hazardous to your health. Seven years ago the Michigan Legislature voted to allow motorcyclists age 21 or older to legally ride without ...