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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

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

Sixth Circuit holds cucumber harvesters were employees, not independent contractors
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
  • USA
  • July 17 2015

On June 22, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment from the Western District of Michigan that a farm had violated provisions in

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

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

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

Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not save employee from dismissal for positive drug test result
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

Colorado employers are anxiously awaiting an appellate court decision on whether properly registered medical marijuana users in the state may have a public policy wrongful discharge cause of action if they are discharged for a positive cannabis test result under their employers' drug and alcohol abuse programs

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

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

Coverage barred by insured's failure to report suit until after motion for default judgment
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Applying Michigan law, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan has held that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify an insured where the insured neglected to notify its insurer of suit or to forward pleadings as required by the policy