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Is a provision of Michigan's Civil Rights Actunconstitutional?

March 16, 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 basis of ...

Mediator-arbitrator conduct after arbitration and mediation

March 16, 2017

Lee Hornberger An interesting decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the ethical challenges posed by long standing, close relationships between attorneys and the arbitrators and mediators they select. Hartman v Hartman, unpublished opinion ...

Parenting time schedules and best interests of the child

March 16, 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 ...

Embracing failure as an opportunity for improvement

March 16, 2017

Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires   Being a lawyer often involves a fair amount of sales and persuasion. Whether you are delivering an argument or pitching yourself as the lawyer who can deliver for his clients, a common burden for lawyers is the ...

Washington was the 'greatest character of the age'

March 16, 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 ...

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

March 16, 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 may result ...