Legal Alert: 2021 Limitations on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims

On January 27, 2021, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury announced the 2021 limitations on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims. The “upper cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $851,000, and the “lower cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $476,600.

These limitations are enacted by statute. MCL § 600.1483 defines “non-economic…

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Data Privacy Day 2021

Raising awareness about the importance of privacy and the protection of personal information

January 28 is the annual celebration of Data Privacy Day, which exists to raise awareness about the importance of privacy and how to protect personal information. The annual event commemorates the 1981 Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108), a treaty among the Council of Eu…

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Annual Estate Plan Health Check

Much has changed in a year's time. Our checklist can help you determine whether it's time to update your estate plan.

Every year we evaluate and set goals for our health, our time, our work and our families. But what about your existing plans - specifically, your estate plan? As your life shifts, so too should your estate plan. Therefore we've developed a checklist to help you evaluate your unique circumstances. 

Click here to download our checklist and begin your …

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The Year of Change and Unknowns

Important considerations for your estate plan

There’s no question that the year has brought much change. With that change comes many unknowns. Whether you are still planning to travel for the holidays or simply looking forward to 2021, reflecting on your existing estate plan and making any necessary changes can help you gain control of what you can. In addition, if creating an estate plan has …

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Get to Know Smith Haughey's Holland Office

West Coast Chamber September Member Spotlight

The Holland office of Smith Haughey primarily represents businesses and their owners, practicing all areas of business and real estate law. Smith Haughey assists clients in starting a business to selling and/or transitioning it, and with the decisions, issues, and needs that might arise throughout.

Jaron Nyhof

Jaron has been a business and real e…

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