What Do I Do Now? Life In the Time of Coronavirus

It is not an understatement to say that we are dealing with unprecedented circumstances, at least in modern times.  The truth is that no one really knows what happens next or where we go from here, but many states and the federal government are trying to help workers as quickly as possible, and the changes are happening on almost a daily basis. There are some important changes that have happened to the Family Read More

Can You Sue a Minor for a Personal Injury?

As children are very rarely treated as adults when they commit a criminal offense, you might think that they are similarly off-limits if you are considering a civil suit. However, there are situations in which you may be able to collect a payout after a personal injury, though it is more difficult than if an adult was responsible. The child’s age and intent, as well as the nature of the activity the child was engaged Read More

What does “At-Will” Employment Mean?

With the exception of Montana, all states have some form of at-will employment that governs firing practices at public entities and private companies. If you are indeed employed “at-will,” (again, the vast majority of American workers are considered at-will) then you may generally be fired at any point in your employment for any reason. Employees in every state (again, besides Montana) are presumed to be employed Read More

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