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Infographic: A first year overview road trip on the Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (MPMLA)

Michigan Recognizes Claims for Bad-Faith Insurance Practices

  Click the link to read the article authored by Adam Kutinsky, published in the March 2019 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal: Michigan Recognizes Claims for Bad-Faith Insurance Practices  

Adam Kutinsky to speak at the State Bar of Michigan Winter Conference

Adam Kutinsky will speak at the winter conference for the State Bar of Michigan – Real Property Law Section, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 9, 2019.  The conference will revolve around the theme,… Read More >

These Are Your Rights When Your Insurance Claim is Denied

The State of Michigan is approaching the 40th anniversary of its publication of Kewin v Massachusetts Mut Life Ins Co., which led to four decades of narrowing the rights and remedies available to individuals and… Read More >

Supreme Court rules in favor of independent contractors in arbitration decision

By Jaclyn Culler On January 15, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira that independent contractors working in interstate commerce (e.g., the transportation industry) may not be forced into… Read More >

Dawda Mann Sponsors Delegation of French Start-up Companies

Dawda Mann was the platinum sponsor of a delegation of eight innovative French start-up companies that visited Detroit and Toronto. These companies, which specialize in “Smart Factory” technology, were visiting as part of a program organized… Read More >

Crystal Ball Gazing: Environmental Policy Under a Governor Whitmer Administration

By Susan Sadler and Brian Considine. For the past 8 years Michigan environmental regulation and policy have been under the direction Republican Governor Rick Snyder.  During that time, Governor Snyder has had to grapple with… Read More >

The Purpose of Estoppel Certificates and When to Use Them

By Kylie Bergmann. Requests for estoppel certificates can arise in many contexts during the course of a commercial real estate transaction. The most common scenario occurs when a landlord is selling or mortgaging its property… Read More >

What is the Mackinac Bridge Authority (and what does it have to do with a pipeline)?

By Sue Sadler. The Mackinac Bridge Authority is a seven-member Board that was established in the 1950s that provides oversight, legal and financial services to maintain the Mackinac Bridge. In October 2018, Governor Snyder appointed… Read More >

Michigan’s New Environmental Science Advisory Board

By Brian Considine. On October 4, 2018, Governor Snyder appointed members to the newly created Environmental Science Advisory Board. The individuals are: Kimberlee Kearfott, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, biomedical engineering and applied… Read More >