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Power to the people(mark)! Court hits EEOCwith $750,000 attorneys' fee award for frivolous lawsuit
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

It's the age-old "man bites dog" story

RemediationProperty Access: Federal District Court (Michigan) Considers Whether Damages Can be Obtained for Alleged Failure to Address Contamination in a Timely Manner
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • November 2 2016

A party (lessee, seller, adjacent landowner that contaminated another property, etc.) undertaking environmental sampling or remediation pursuant to

Allegation of complaint insufficient to establish date claim first made
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2007

The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, applying Michigan law, has determined that an insurer owes both a duty to defend and a duty to indemnify its insured under a claims-made Architects and Engineers Professional Liability policy despite the insurer's contention that the underlying claim was made prior to the policy's inception

Century America sues on three design patents
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

On June 10, 2010, cabinet and hardware designer and retailer Century America, LLC (Grand Rapids, Michigan) sued Knobs and Pulls

Can’t Stop the Selfie
  • Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL
  • USA
  • November 2 2016

Justin Timberlakesinger, occasional actor, and creative gift giverrecently caught controversy when he posted a selfie of his vote to his Instagram

Summary judgment award for attorneys’ fees against the EEOC
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

A recent magistrate judge’s decision in the Western District of Michigan awarded $751,942.48 in attorneys’ fees against the EEOC in a Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 action handled by Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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

Consitutional decisions on PPACA begin
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 3 2010

We are beginning to see action (and divergent results) on the various court challenges to PPACA, starting with two recent decisions

Opportunity for FICA savings on severance
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2010

A recent US District Court case for the Western District of Michigan may give employers authority to file for refund claims of FICA (Social Security) taxes on severance pay and to avoid FICA taxation on future severance pay

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