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What’s a Disgruntled Sh…

What’s a Disgruntled Shareholder to Do? Shareholder Litigation under the Michigan Business Corporation Act

The great majority of Wright Beamer’s corporate clients are privately owned companies with one or more shareholder or member. Ideally, where multiple shareholders exist, they have established their respective rights and responsibilities within a se… Read More
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Emails Live Forever

Emails Live Forever

Sending emails to clients, co-workers, vendors, and other business-related contacts is a normal part of most anyone’s day, but remembering that any such communications can be used against you in a court of law is not always at the top of the everyo… Read More
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Your Honor, the Dog Ate M…

Your Honor, the Dog Ate My Homework: Preserving Evidence in Litigation

Do you remember the awkward feeling explaining to a teacher why your homework was missing or an important assignment was incomplete? Do you still have dreams where you walk into math class only to realize it’s time for finals, but you haven’t bee… Read More
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Arbitration Provisions in…

Arbitration Provisions in Employment Agreements

Including arbitration provisions in employment agreements can help to reduce the risk of expensive and time consuming litigation by requiring a dispute to be resolved by a neutral arbitrator, rather than through the court system. Generally speaking,… Read More
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Beamer Named Super Lawyer

Beamer Named Super Lawyer

Dirk Beamer – a principal with the Farmington Hills law firm Wright Beamer, PLC – has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. Recognized for his accomplishments in business litigation, the Farmington resident joins an elite list of p… Read More
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Need Attention? Show Some…

Need Attention? Show Some Motion

For the last five years, I have coached my kids’ rec league basketball teams along with some other dads in the neighborhood. One of the biggest challenges we see with young ballplayers is the temptation to stand in place, arms waiving, shouting for… Read More
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Discovery? Sounds Excitin…

Discovery? Sounds Exciting!

On television, lawsuits get started at the beginning of the episode and end up in a dramatic courtroom showdown before the hour is over. In the real world, lawsuits typically stretch over months (and years). The bulk of that time is devoted to the of… Read More
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Using Background Checks t…

Using Background Checks to Screen Job Applicants? Legal Landmines Abound!

While it is common for hiring employers to use criminal background checks when reviewing a job candidate’s qualifications, federal law limits the extent to which such materials may be obtained and utilized. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”… Read More
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