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The Hidden Change Order: A Claim for the “Value” of Work Performed Despite Insufficient Documentation to Validate a Change Order
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

Most construction contracts (particularly AIA and ConsensusDocs agreements) include precise methods for documenting change orders for work...


In Case You Missed It - PACA Trust Rights in Bankruptcy are Just Plain Old Secured Claims
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Happy 2018! We at The Bankruptcy Cave have been itching to write about the Cherry Growers Chapter 11 case - which really is ground-breaking - but the


Filing an early motion to strike class allegations
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2017

A recent decision by the Western District of Michigan is indicative of the increasing trend in federal district courts to grant early motions to


Medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The Hospitality Lawg would like to thank Holli Hartman for submitting this post.


Bankruptcy Court Upholds Contemporaneous Exchange for New Value Defense in Preference Action
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

The Bankruptcy Code grants a trustee (or a debtor in possession) certain "avoidance" powers to recover payments to creditors made shortly before a


Trustee’s Avoidance of Transfer by Chapter 7 Debtors Does Not Necessarily Preclude Debtors from Claiming an Amended Exemption
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan recently issued an opinion in a bankruptcy case involving a husband and wife


Severance payments may not be subject to FICA
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan affirmed a Bankruptcy Court’s decision and held that severance payments made to employees due to the employees’ involuntary separation from employment that resulted directly from a reduction in force or the discontinuation of a plant or operation are not wages and are therefore not subject to FICA taxation.


District Court holds TCPA covers direct dropped voicemails
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

On July 16, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan held in a matter of first impression that direct-to-voicemail or direct-drop


Bankruptcy Court Grants Relief from Stay to Credit Union to Exercise State Law Rights Related to Setoff Against Funds in which the Debtor's Children Hold an Interest
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan recently issued an opinion in a case that involved mutual claims between the


The Class Action Chronicle - Fall 2017
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2017

This edition focuses on rulings issued between May 15, 2017, and August 15, 2017. In this issue, we cover four decisions granting motions to