Archive: January 2017

  • Michigan Legislature Abolishes Dower

    January 22, 2017

    Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on January 6, 2017 abolishing a surviving wife’s dower right in her deceased husband’s property, making Michigan the final state to eliminate this law. However, some states still retain a form of dower, but in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of sex, they offer a reciprocal right to […]

  • Do You Want to Place a Bet?

    January 18, 2017

    The Strategic Use of Offers of Judgment (January 19, 2017) We previously discussed ways to recover fees in litigation through contract or statutory provisions. But what if you don’t have a contract or statute allowing you to recover your fees from the other party? The Michigan Court Rules provide another avenue for a party to […]

  • New Statute Precludes Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Actions from Recovering Windfall in Economic Damages

    January 17, 2017

    (January 18, 2017) Under certain contractual agreements between health insurers and medical providers, many medical providers agree to accept a reduced amount for medical services provided to the patient as payment in full.  The difference between the amount billed and the amount actually accepted as payment in full by the provider is commonly referred to […]

  • Domestic Violence and the Workplace

    January 8, 2017

    Not just a domestic issue, domestic violence and its repercussions affect your employees and your workplace. Through presentations and case studies, this important half-day presentation will help your leadership and managers to better understand domestic violence and its impacts, develop skills and policy to guide response, and learn about resources available to you and your […]

  • Rhoades McKee Elects Catherine Brainerd to Shareholder

    January 3, 2017

    (January 3, 2017) Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Catherine Brainerd has been elected to Shareholder. Brainerd focuses her practice helping individuals, business owners and insurance companies navigate disputes both in and out of the courtroom.  She specializes in areas involving real estate, employment and probate. She is a member of the Grand Rapids […]

  • Get to Know: Bruce Courtade

    January 3, 2017

    “An alumnus of the University of Michigan Law School, Bruce Courtade is a shareholder with Rhoades McKee, PC, in Grand Rapids. A past president of the State Bar of Michigan (2012-13)”

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