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Sexual Orientation Is Protected under Michigan’s Civil Rights Law

USA - August 3 2022 On July 28, 2022, in Rouch World v. Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Supreme Court held that Michigan’s civil rights statute, the…

William S. Cook

Michigan Court of Appeals: Pandemic-Related Trial Protocols Did Not Deprive Plaintiff of a Fair Trial

USA - July 15 2022 The Michigan Court of Appeals recently decided that certain protocols a trial court implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic - remote voir dire…

William S. Cook

Sixth Circuit Affirms First Amendment Protections for University Professor Refusing to Use Transgender Pronouns

USA - June 30 2022 Gender identity has been an issue of intense debate over the past couple of years. Courts are still grappling with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision…

William S. Cook

Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Block Billing - If Entries Are Adequately Detailed

USA - June 21 2022 The practice of block billing, assigning a one-time entry for multiple tasks, is generally forbidden by law firm clients. The Michigan Court of…

William S. Cook

COVID-19 Business Income Losses Are Not Covered by Insurance Under Michigan Law

USA - March 11 2022 Restaurants in Michigan, like many around the United States, were subject to stay-at-home orders that limited their ability to operate their business…

William S. Cook