Archive: September 2016

  • Recent Ruling May Have Insurance Companies Dusting Off Old Files for New Claims

    September 22, 2016

    (September 22, 2016) Ordinary medical malpractice suits must be commenced within two years of the event at issue or six months after the plaintiff discovers or should have discovered the claim.  In Jendrusina v. Mishra, the Court of Appeals defines in 2-1 newly published decision that when a plaintiff “should have discovered a claim” in […]

  • Business Court Weighs in on Employee vs. Independent Contractor Dispute Regarding Insurance Coverage

    September 13, 2016

    (September 13, 2016) There are a number of legal issues that can be triggered depending upon whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. The Kent County Business Court recently addressed this issue in a somewhat unusual setting when it determined that a worker was an independent contractor of defendant, rather than an […]

  • Rhoades McKee Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers®

    September 6, 2016

    (September 6, 2016) Nine Rhoades McKee attorneys have been honored in the annual publication of Michigan Super Lawyers®. According to the website, Super Lawyers® is a rating service which recognizes outstanding lawyers through a peer recognition and evaluation process. Each attorney has been listed and recognized for inclusion in the following practice area: Bruce Courtade, […]

  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    September 6, 2016

    5 Ways to a Messy Business Divorce (September 6, 2016) As business litigators, we routinely review corporate documents such as operating and shareholder agreements. Most times, those documents are signed with the best of intentions and when the owners are simply trying to make sure they are “on the same page.” But when a dispute […]

  • Labor Department’s Changes to Persuader Agreement Rules Have Uncertain Future

    September 6, 2016

    “Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revised its rule concerning how “persuader activity” must be reported under the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.”

  • How Well Do You Know Your Construction Job Site?

    September 6, 2016

    “In 1974, the Michigan Supreme Court created a significant exception to the common-law general rule that a general contractor or property owner may not be held liable for the negligence of its independent subcontractors and their employees.”

  • How to Attract Talent and Not Get Sued

    September 6, 2016

    Hosted By: The Employers’ Association West Michigan’s resurgent economy presents expanding opportunities for companies.  At the same time, with more jobs available than there are qualified employees to fill them, current employers need to understand how to protect themselves when their employees decide to take a new job with a competitor, and prospective employers need […]