Collateral Damage: The Legislature’s Response to Greer v Advantage Health and the Future of Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

On April 10, 2017, medical liability providers and defense attorneys across the state breathed a sigh of relief with the enactment of MCL 600.1482 – the statute supposedly set to quell the three-year hysteria that resulted from the Greer v Advantage Healthdecision. [1] MCL 600.1482 ensures that plaintiffs are awarded fair compensation for medical e…

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A Brief Guide to the Michigan Court System

When people or companies disagree, they are often left with no choice but to go to court and litigate their disputes. Litigation, the process of navigating a dispute through the court system, can often be a bit of a mystery to non-attorneys and even attorneys who do not litigate as part of their practice. Our favorite courtroom dramas and movies gi…

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Watch Yourself Entrepreneur...

...the SEC Eats Punks Like You for Breakfast

As a corporate and business law attorney, whether I’m working with a client that is completely new to the business realm (like a first-time entrepreneur) or a client who owns a massively successful company, one thing seems to be consistent across the board: entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes often do not really understand (or care about) securit…

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Signing of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

On September 21, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act(1), a collection of bills that drastically changed the existing rules and regulations applicable to medical marijuana in Michigan. The new laws expand the medical marijuana industry and establish a regulatory and licensing scheme applicable to all phas…

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Proposed Bill Would Eliminate Zoning Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals

A recent Bill introduced in the Michigan House seeks to curb restrictions on short-term rentals in areas zoned for residential use. As background, homeowners in certain areas of Michigan have long relied on occasional short-term rentals. However, the proliferation of rentals through marketing by social media and online rental sites has created a bo…

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