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Pandemic Tax Implications…

Pandemic Tax Implications for 2020

Millions of American taxpayers received federal benefits intended to provide relief from the economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns, in the form of stimulus payments and unemployment compensation, during 2020. As we begin the new year and look to the… Read More
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History Repeating

History Repeating

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, our founding fathers debated several systems for electing the President of the United States including legislative, direct, gubernatorial, electoral and lottery systems. With the knowledge that any system the… Read More
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Staying Positive

Staying Positive

I recently attended an interesting webinar on the topic of trademark law in the world of the internet. I had the pleasure of learning about IP Enforcement Plans, the Communication Decency Act, the Stored Communications Act, and a host of other topics… Read More
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Workplace Safety Complain…

Workplace Safety Complaints on the Rise

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s general industry and construction industry enforcement divisions recently performed their first COVID-19 compliance inspections of Michigan employers and found a handful of “serious”… Read More
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Virtual Justice

Virtual Justice

Michigan’s judiciary branch is to be commended for its exceptional efforts to maintain justice for all during these difficult times. When Michigan began to experience closures due to COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court quickly responded with a ser… Read More
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Examination Litigation

Examination Litigation

The college admissions process suffered another blow to its reputation this past month when parents of students who took an online version of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (“AP”) exams filed a class action lawsuit against the testing g… Read More
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The University Update

The University Update

There are only a handful of university presidents across the country who are also medical doctors, and Michigan boasts 4 of them: Oakland University’s Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D.; Wayne State University’s M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.; Michigan State… Read More
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Engaged in Counterfeiting

Engaged in Counterfeiting

Trademark law often draws public interest because it involves familiar brands that we all use on a daily basis. And an important New York case, now on its way to the Federal Court of Appeals, involves a couple of big ones: Tiffany & Co. vs. Costc… Read More
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Life Is Like a Batch of C…

Life Is Like a Batch of Christmas Cookies

Baking isn’t really my specialty, but when the holiday season rolls around, there are a few family recipes that are must-haves in our house. So, when my son walked in the door this past week after his first semester away at college, I wasn’t surp… Read More
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Trademark Troublemakers

Trademark Troublemakers

The information you submit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the trademark registration process is public record and will eventually become accessible to anyone who seeks it out. This can include your contact information… Read More
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