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When Divorce Extends Beyond International Borders

  October 23, 2017     By Schwartz Law Firm
Divorce is never simple. Even divorce and family law cases where both parties agree on what the outcome should be require poring through complex...
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Michigan Birth Injury Litigation 101

  October 16, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
You spent nine months dreaming about what your baby would look like. You eagerly anticipated holding him for the first time. Hearing that first...

Recoverable Damages in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Your doctor made a mistake. You were injured. You now have to take time off work, pay unexpected medical costs, and hire someone to maintain...

Top Five Deposition Tips

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
If you are a party in a lawsuit, and sometimes even if you are only a witness, you are probably going to be deposed. A deposition can be...

Is It Too late to Sue: Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Michigan

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that...

FDA Acknowledges Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast...

Michigan Medical Malpractice 101

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Michigan, like many other states, has strict rules governing the procedure one must follow in pursuing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider...

What To Expect from Your Attorney and What Your Attorney Expects from You

  September 20, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Whether you hire an attorney to negotiate a contract for your business, represent you during a contentious divorce or to file a malpractice...

Student Loan Dischargability: A Debtor Attorney’s Perspective

Student loan debt in the United States is the largest class of consumer debt today behind mortgages, and is higher than both credit card debt...

Risks of Large Truck Crashes Reviewed in Study

People who live in Michigan may understandably be concerned about the dangers of large trucks on their area highways and roads. When a smaller...

How the Michigan Points System Works

The state of Michigan uses a points system to penalize drivers who are caught breaking the law—driving while intoxicated, disregarding traffic...

Is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

We know many things that cause cancer, but recent court filings have brought to light a new carcinogen you may not be aware of -- baby powder.

What Driverless Cars Mean for Michigan Auto Lawyers

Driverless cars are coming to Michigan roads, and around the world, sooner than many of us might expect. Auto lawyers and insurance companies...

Can Uber Be Sued For Its Role in Detroit Stabbing, Kalamazoo Shootings?

If Uber is found liable for Kalamazoo shootings or Detroit stabbing, expect civil lawsuits to be filed. Families and victims want answers and...

What Are the Odds? Man Wins $80 Million While Going Through a Divorce in Michigan.

An Oakland County Michigan husband won $80 Million and while the divorce case was pending, the arbitrator issued an interim order to divide the...

Is There Any Recourse for Passengers on Commercial Jetliners that Crash?

Even though you may never be involved in an aviation crash or mishap, it pays to be informed as to your rights when traveling on a commercial...

Taxotere Chemotherapy Lawsuits Filed for Permanent Hair Loss

Women who suffered permanent hair loss from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere are filing lawsuits against the drug maker.

Use Your Smartphone to Your Advantage After an Auto Accident

Your smartphone shouldn’t be anywhere near you when you’re driving your car. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents,...

Change of Circumstances or Good Cause Required to Revisit Custody Defined

Divorce lawyer from Rochester, Michigan explains that a change of circumstances or good cause is required before the court may revisit custody

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Financial Ruin

Some auto accidents seemingly result in only damage to two or more vehicles and no injuries to the drivers or passengers. What is common,...

Lower Standard to Remove Restrictions on Parenting Time in Michigan

To modify custody the parent seeking the modification must show that there is a change in circumstances or good cause to revisit custody before...

5 Actions Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Take

In every criminal case, whether a misdemeanor or felony, there are 5 key actions that the best criminal defense lawyers take. These actions...

The “Pro Se” Bankruptcy Filing Problem in Detroit

The Detroit bankruptcy court in recent years has been inundated with a large number of "pro se" bankruptcy filings. In many of these cases, the...

Common Cases of Medical Malpractice

Everyone makes mistakes. No matter how confident someone is in their abilities, they are only human. Sadly, this applies to doctors just like...

Shedding Light on Vehicle ‘Bright’ Laws in Michigan

High beam lights, better known as brights, are an important safety feature in every car. When driving in the dark on a remote or poorly lit...

What Can I Do to Prevent or Stop Dog Attacks?

Dog attacks can be extremely vicious, dangerous, and painful and if you are the owner of the dog, you may get sued - so preventing dog attacks...

Michigan Assault Charges and The Stand Your Ground Defense

Michigan assault charges can be defended by asserting self-defense. There is a Michigan Self-Defense statute, MCL 750.951 and jury instructions...

Neglecting Safety On The Roads Proves Deadly for Teen

After neglecting to wear a seat belt, a Kansas teen sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle auto accident on the state highway.

How to Find a Good Personal Injury Attorney

If you are wondering how to sort through the mess of personal injury attorneys so that you are able to hire a good one that provides quality...

Michigan Fireworks Accident Injury Lawyers Gives Fourth of July Safety Tips

Best lawyers for Michigan fireworks accident injuries gives safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday season.

Defective Medical Device Lawyers Now Accepting Michigan Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Defective medical device lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are now accepting Michigan Mirena IUD lawsuits.

Michigan's MIP Law Offers Deferred Prosecution

The Michigan MIP law allows Courts to dismiss the case if the minor successfully completes a probationary period. Deferred prosecution protects...

Discovering Evidence in Criminal Cases

Every criminal defense in Michigan rests on the strength of the Prosecutor's evidence. Discovery is essential to a successful criminal defense...

Drug Convictions Disqualify Student Financial Aid Applicants

People with a one drug possession conviction lose Student Financial Aid eligibility for one year from conviction date. People with two drug...

What Comes First: Bankruptcy or Divorce?

It’s a reality that bankruptcy and divorce often coincide, but the question is, which should come first, bankruptcy or divorce? The answer to...

Taking a Look at Some Common Defenses for Criminal Charges

This article describes the most common defenses used when facing a criminal charge. It's important that the accused are made aware of their...

Michigan Implied Consent & Drunk Driving Laws: The Double Edge Sword

The Michigan Implied Consent statute has the power of a double-edged sword when added to the fines, costs and jail-time handed out for a drunk...

Head-On-Collisions - The Most Dangerous Type of Car Accident

A brief article regarding the dangers of head-on-collisions and how to deal with injuries sustained afterwards.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus

For those that are pulled over and tested by an officer for signs of drinking and driving, one thing that is commonly looked for is the onset of...

Effect of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Convictions in the United States on Canada Immigration

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), impaired driving and similar US convictions, have many consequences for an individual, including a...

TN Visa

TN status is a nonimmigrant classification that enables Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the United States pursuant to appendix 1603 of...

TN Visa and Spouses and Children

Spouses and children (unmarried children under the age of 21) who are accompanying or following to join NAFTA Professionals (TN visa holders)...

The H-1B Visa and the Specialty Occupation Requirement

H-1B visas are typically utilized by U.S. employers seeking to employ a foreign national in a specialty occupation. See www.uscis.gov. Prior to...

Michigan Tax Tribunal Undergoes Procedural Changes

For various reasons relating to the increase in property tax appeals in recent years, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has found itself in a position...

Is it Possible to Sue the Negligent Driver for Pain and Suffering in Michigan?

If you live in Michigan, you probably know the premise behind no-fault auto insurance law, but you may not know that your ability to bring a...

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act

Approved by 63% of voters throughout Michigan, the Medical Marihuana Act became effective as of April 2009. This Act allows the use of Medical...

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: Important Information You Need to Know

Few people are unfamiliar with the bankruptcy terms referred to as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. However, far more are less familiar with what the...

An Introduction to Trademarks and Service Marks, Part I

A trade name can be the legal name of a company or may be a name under which it does business even though not actually incorporated under that...

Michigan Car Accident Lawyer Gives Winter Safety Driving Tips

Top Michigan car accident lawyer advises drivers on how to prevent auto accidents during the winter season. Call now if you suffer injuries in a...

Motorcycle Crash Attorney Discusses Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Helmet Facts

Our motorcycle crash attorney represents motorcyclists injured in Michigan motorcycle accidents. The injuries suffered in these accidents many...



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