Archive: August 2016

  • Sixteen Rhoades McKee Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2017

    August 19, 2016

    (August 19, 2016) Rhoades McKee congratulates the firm’s sixteen attorneys recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.  Published annually since 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a peer review survey in which 52,000 leading attorneys nominate other lawyers of distinction in their practice areas. The list below includes the attorneys selected and […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Business Attorney Hal Ostrow

    August 18, 2016

    (August 18, 2016) The law firm of Rhoades McKee welcomes Hal Ostrow as shareholder and member of the Business Practice Group. Ostrow concentrates his practice as counsel to numerous small and medium sized businesses, with an emphasis on software and design professionals. On a day to day basis, he assists clients in navigating matters ranging […]

  • Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Order Striking Plaintiff’s Sole Standard of Care Expert

    August 16, 2016

    (August 16, 2016) In a recent unanimous opinion in Walworth v Metropolitan Hospital, et al (Docket No. 327795), the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed Kent Court Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock’s order striking the plaintiff’s sole standard of care expert and dismissing the plaintiffs’ complaint shortly before trial.  Walworth involved the performance of a canaloplasty […]

  • Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Face-off Over Daubert Standards

    August 8, 2016

    (August 8, 2016) A face-off between the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court over Daubert standards leaves the medical malpractice community; practitioners and parties on all sides without a firm foundation as to how or when scientific literature may be used to pursue or fend off challenges to expert testimony. But, it may lead to […]

  • OSHA Online Injury Regulations Take Effect August 10

    August 4, 2016

    (August 4, 2016) Earlier this year, OSHA announced final changes to its rules governing the reporting of workplace injuries. These final rules are effective August 10, though the new electronic reporting requirement does not begin to phase in until January 1, 2017. The bulk of the new OSHA regulations deal with electronic reporting and new […]

  • Business Court Rules on Post-Termination Commissions

    August 1, 2016

    (August 1, 2016) The Michigan Sales Representatives’ Commissions Act (“SRCA”) provides for enhanced damages if an employer intentionally fails to pay sales commissions when due. The Kent County Specialized Business Docket (“Business Court”) recently addressed the issue of enhanced damages for post-termination sales commissions in the case of Grado, Inc. v. Zebra Skimmers Corporation. In […]