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Top 4 Frequently Forgotten Contract Provisions

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A fair number of my clients come to me looking for suggestions with regarding to buying or selling a business. Most of the time they come to me looking for free advice or to charge them a minimal amount of money to review a contract they drafted, based upon some online template. Usually the purchase […]

Keep Your Hand Out Of The Cookie Jar

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

As we spend more time working and less time socializing outside of work, it is inevitable that romances will bloom within the workplace. This can make for a thorny legal issue for employers, particularly when they engage in the romance. Romances between supervisor-subordinate couples can potentially lead to sexual harassment/hostile work environment lawsuits. Quid Pro […]

Upcoming Supreme Court Case, Part III (Fin)

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

The last case serves as a reward for those of you that dutifully followed these posts. Enjoy… American Needle v. National Football League For the sports fan out there, listen up! The Supreme Court is going to determine whether the sports leagues should (hold on to your hats) be exempt from antitrust regulations. Wait, wait, […]

Business Organization Shake-Up

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently turned business law on its head in their recent decision of Miller v. Allstate Ins Co, 275 Mich App 649, 739 NW2d 675 (2007), a case which involved businesses formed as a “Professional Corporation”. The problem is that, even though a business is eligible for, and might be, incorporated […]

During Election Time, Non-Profit Orgs. Risk Losing Tax-Exempt Status

Monday, March 17th, 2008

As the 2008 Presidential election gears up, tax-exempt organizations are trying to find ways to inject themselves into the political process. One of the most significant organizations to attempt to sway the electorate, on a local level, are churches. We have seen this as recently as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright scandal which Sen. Obama would, […]

Bullying Your Way to a Lawsuit

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Watch what you say: Proposals in state legislatures around the country seek to penalize your bad behavior in the office. A growing trend — and one which should alarm businesses large and small alike — is opening the doors for litigation against crotchety co-workers. In an attempt to crack down on the “office bully” in […]