Medical Malpractice Defense Newsletter, April 2017

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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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Elder Law & Estate Planning Newsletter: Cottage Law, Funeral Planning and Taxes

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License to Build: The Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor

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With spring right around the corner, it’s the time of year homeowners begin to spruce up their homes or replace a frozen pipe that cracked during the winter months. While a fresh coat of paint or installing new light fixtures are often easy DIY projects, you might not always want to tackle the bigger projects yourself. Hiring a …

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“It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over:" Navigating Michigan’s Appellate Court System

What happens after a jury delivers a verdict? After a judge dismisses a case? Litigation at the trial court level is often viewed (and rightfully so) as the “big game” between a plaintiff and a defendant. But once a verdict is issued or a case dismissed, an appellate attorney’s job may only be beginning.

 

The appellate arena is a different ballpar…

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