Assumption of Risk Explained

If you are attempting to earn a payout of damages after a personal injury to yourself, you can be sure the negligent party or parties that caused the harm will do everything possible to avoid paying anything. One of the defenses that may be raised in a personal injury case is assumption-of-risk. This type of defense will essentially try to pin blame on you, the victim, for your own injury.  The central argument in Read More

What are my Employer’s Obligations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Since 1992, individuals with disabilities have been protected from discrimination in the workplace thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with a disability at any stage of the employment process. This includes recruiting, hiring, interviewing, and even promoting employees. If you invoke the ADA while you are employed Read More

Thinking About an M&A? Consider These 5 Factors

As a business owner it is important to make sure you are always thinking about the future; specifically, how will you grow and expand your company to get the best results possible. In some situations, merging with or acquiring another business is a great opportunity. Before you move forward with any M&A efforts, however, you will want to consider some important factors that will help you to make the right Read More

Understanding the 3 Main Types of Product Defects

You likely use hundreds of different products every week. These range from necessities like vehicles or appliances to entertainment items like drones or tablets. Most of the time, these products work wonderfully, and really help to make our lives better. Sometimes, however, there can be a problem with a product, which results in a serious accident or injury. This is typically caused by some type of product Read More

A Brief Q&A on Michigan Premises Liability

If you are injured while on another person’s property, you may have the right to file a personal injury suit against them in some situations. When going through these lawsuits, you will discover that the premises liability laws in Michigan are going to have a big impact on how the case is handled. Read on to get answers to some common questions about this important topic. Q: What Happens If You Were Not Invited Read More

5 Scenarios You Need to Address in Your Partnership Agreement

When starting a new business with another person, or even just when formalizing an existing business with them, you want to make sure everything is handled properly. Creating a good partnership agreement will help ensure that the business is able to run smoothly and that any potential conflicts can be resolved as easily as possible. When writing up a partnership agreement, you need to make sure it covers what to do Read More

What Michigan Drivers Need to Know About the State’s New No-Fault Law

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a bill to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance laws. This new law passed both the state house and senate with a large majority, and was prompted by widespread demand from citizens who were unhappy with the high costs of auto insurance in the state. While this new law attempted to take some positive steps, drivers will really see very little - if any - benefit Read More

Business Law 101: A Step-by-Step Overview of the M&A Process

As a business progresses through the years, it often makes sense to grow through the merger & acquisition ("M&A") process. This is when one company merges with, or buys out, another one. An M&A can help quickly expand into new territory, acquire specific resources, or any number of other things that will help the business succeed going forward. While mergers and acquisitions aren’t uncommon, they are Read More

Hurt in a Slip-and-Fall Accident? 5 Steps to Take Immediately

There are many situations in life where you will slip and fall, and in most of those instances, it will simply be an accident that you can hopefully walk away from with nothing more than a little embarrassment. If the fall is the result of the action, or inaction, of another party, however, you may have a lawsuit. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for the average person to determine whether or not they have a good Read More

Workplace Harassment Explained

Most people have to go to work to earn a living and support themselves. When at the workplace, you should be able to feel comfortable and do your best work each day. Unfortunately, workplace harassment is all too common and can leave people feeling uncomfortable or even threatened. Understanding what workplace harassment is, and how to respond to it, will help you to protect yourself and your employment. What is Read More