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September 2, 2014

COLLECTORS BE TRUTHFUL

If you have a friend who collects stamps, you may buy a stamp for them for a special occasion.  But if you have a friend who […]
August 26, 2014

ANOTHER PIECE IN THE EVIDENTIARY PUZZLE

Our blog, focusing as it does on commercial law and appeals, rarely touches on criminal matters.  We have opened that door at times, however, if only […]
August 22, 2014

ACT QUICKLY

Every attorney has welcomed in his or her office a prospective client or two who, with 30 days to appeal, made an appointment for a consultation […]
August 20, 2014

FAIR WARNING

Many business owners we have worked with have asked us about arbitration at one point or another.  For various reasons, arbitration still has a good name. […]
August 14, 2014

TOO CLEVER BY HALF

The first duty of attorneys to their clients is honesty.  That sometimes entails telling clients something they would rather not hear.  But being too clever by […]
August 10, 2014

REQUIEM FOR A TREE

For a lighthearted weekend fair, we reproduce in full the 1983 opinion of Judge Gillis of the Michigan Court of Appeals, in which he considered the […]
July 31, 2014

OVERREACH

I suspect a good many people may agree that, if an action by the government is thrown out by the Supreme Court unanimously, the government, having […]
July 27, 2014

SLEEPLESS IN FEDERAL COURT

A federal court has held that sleeping is a “major life activity” under the Americans with Disability Act.  Insomniacs around the country may take comfort.
July 24, 2014

WHAT THE HOBBY LOBBY CASE MEANS FOR THE REST OF US

The Hobby Lobby case on the so-called contraceptive mandate may end up having far-reaching consequences for corporate law, but it does not yet.  As it stands, […]
July 18, 2014

VIGILANCE IN MANAGING EMPLOYEE-OWNERSHIP PLANS

Employee ownership has a good name in our country.  There is something satisfying about giving employees a stake in the company they contribute to.  Many a […]
July 15, 2014

“CIVIL THEFT”

A Florida law called “civil theft” (also adopted in many other states) provides that if someone steals from you, you can recover in civil court for […]
July 9, 2014

TAKING YOUR TIME FOR INTERNATIONAL DEALS

Taking one’s time when negotiating a commercial deal is always a good idea.  Too many contracts that start out as well thought out documents end up […]