Archive: October 2017

  • Court of Appeals Addresses a Plaintiff’s Ability to Pursue New Theories of Malpractice Not Included in the Plaintiff’s Notice of Intent

    October 31, 2017

    The Court of Appeals released a published opinion on October 24, 2017 addressing the analysis required by a trial court where the plaintiff’s experts in a medical malpractice action abandon the standard of care theories in the plaintiff’s notice of intent (NOI) and articulate entirely new standard of care theories not addressed in the notice […]

  • State Licensing Investigations

    October 30, 2017

    Who can file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)? In Michigan, anyone can file a complaint with LARA against a nurse, physician, mental healthcare provider, or most other licensed professionals.  The complaint describes an alleged violation of the law or standard of care regarding a patient.  The complaint must […]

  • Professional service firms embrace events for client development, community connection

    October 30, 2017

    “We are able to share recent legal developments and identify how those developments will impact them personally or their organization”

  • Health Professionals Recovery Program

    October 27, 2017

    What is the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)? The Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) is a program designed to encourage healthcare professionals, including physicians or nurses who may suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, to seek help in a confidential and non-disciplinary process.  The HPRP is administered by a private contractor under the […]

  • Administrative Complaints, Compliance Conferences and Administrative Hearings

    October 24, 2017

    What is an administrative complaint? If an investigation by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reveals information that LARA believes warrants a penalty, then LARA will proceed to file an administrative complaint against a healthcare provider.  Administrative complaints describe the alleged breach in the applicable standard of care or violation of Michigan law.  […]

  • Building Value in Your Business

    October 24, 2017

    How do business owners build and create the most value in their business to create a successful transition? Successful transactions often require key planning and implementation of value-added strategies years in advance.  Attend this complimentary seminar to understand the five key components which will maximize value for your organization, identify the internal and external threats, and […]

  • Breaking ‘paper handcuffs:’ Manufacturers search for loopholes to avoid litigation from employee poaching

    October 17, 2017

    “It’s a difficult (labor environment) where companies looking to attract or retain talent are often faced with having to hire away employees of their competitors or their vendors,”

  • Tax-Exempt Status Secured for Non-Profit Properties

    October 11, 2017

    Rhoades McKee challenged the denial by 12 municipal tax authorities of real property and personal property tax exemptions regarding a charitable organization with 23 assisted living facilities in Michigan. One of these matters (Baruch SLS v Township of Tittabawassee) was litigated before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the Michigan Court of Appeals and ultimately the Michigan […]

  • Steiner Elected as Chair for the State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section

    October 10, 2017

    (October 10, 2017) Scott Steiner was elected to serve a one-year term as the Chair of the Environmental Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan. Steiner concentrates his practice helping organizations navigate the complex state and federal environmental and land use regulations including remediation and closure of contaminated sites, redevelopment of “brownfield” sites, development […]

  • PACA Contracts: Court Ruling Outlines Best Practices for Payment Terms

    October 3, 2017

    Sometimes growers and other sellers of perishable agricultural commodities (fruits and vegetables) lack attention to the details when it comes to their contracts. Many sales occur by way of handshake. While that process may be what is expected in your locality, growers and sellers in the Western District of Michigan are putting themselves in serious […]

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