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Tis the Season... Again

Tis the Season... Again

With Thanksgiving just under our belts (both literally and figuratively), and with the holiday shopping season in full swing, here are some basic safety reminders courtesy of the Farmington Hills Police Department and the Consumer Protection Division…
Your Vote Really Does Cou…

Your Vote Really Does Count

Your single vote can make a big difference. Did you know that during the last few years in the U.S., several races have been decided by a single vote or ended in a tie? 2017: A Virginia House of Delegates race ended in a tie out of more than 23,000…
Don't Tell Mama!

Don't Tell Mama!

The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest and most widely-accepted privileges for preserving confidential communications, dating back to the 16th century. Most people know that the privilege prevents an attorney from revealing a client’s c…
The Name Game

The Name Game

Most people know that if they marry or divorce and begin using a different last name, they must obtain a new Social Security card. What seems to be less-widely known is that a new Social Security card must also be obtained for each dependent child wh…
Things to Know (About Us!…

Things to Know (About Us!): Lee Flaherty

Tim and Lee Flaherty, together with a small group of friends, recently enjoyed a memorable 11-day pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi.   Highlights from the trip included Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, visits to the four major Roman basilicas and numerou…
Hold the Phone!

Hold the Phone!

In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) in response to growing concerns about the use of robocalls. Under the TCPA and related regulations enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), it is unlawf…
Love-a-Bull

Love-a-Bull

Last month, the Michigan Senate voted to prohibit local governments from maintaining dog breed-specific regulations. About 30 local governments in Michigan currently maintain such regulations, which typically range from complete bans on certain bree…
Hardening the Soft Target…

Hardening the Soft Targets

We’ve experienced a noticeable uptick of interest in security protocols for locations considered to be “soft targets” for individuals bent on doing violence.  These are scary times; and, while none of us wants to be intimidated into cowering a…
Surprising Sparty. And Al…

Surprising Sparty. And Always Relevant.

In 2015, Evan Chall compiled a list of some of Michigan’s most surprising (and archaic!) laws that are still “on the books,” even if rarely enforced. The inventory of quirky regulations included everything from drunkenness on a tr…
Celebrating the Professio…

Celebrating the Professionals Who Support the Professionals

“Administrative Professionals’ Day” isn’t exactly the catchiest moniker, but we appreciate that the name highlights the professionalism necessary to do what our administrative team does day in and day out.  People rightly expect a law firm t…