Archive: July 2018

  • IRS Enforces Passport Restrictions to Collect Tax Debt

    July 30, 2018

    Abroad summer travel plans may be indefinitely delayed due to a new tax collection tool – Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 7345, which permits the IRS to certify to the State Department individuals who have serious delinquent tax debt. Once the State Department receives a certification, it may deny or revoke the passport of that […]

  • Court Ruling Lacks Direction on Ordinary Negligence and Malpractice Claims

    July 30, 2018

    On July 23, 2018, the Michigan Supreme Court released its opinion in Trowell v Providence Hospital (Docket No. 154476) addressing whether the plaintiff’s claims are sounded in ordinary negligence or medical malpractice.  If a claim sounds in ordinary negligence or malpractice is often a critical issue as ordinary negligence claims are not subject to the […]

  • Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule Affects More Importers

    July 26, 2018

    The Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) was published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2015. It requires that importers or their agents ensure foreign food suppliers meet the same food safety standards required of domestic food manufacturers. For the purpose of the FSVP, an importer is a U.S. owner or consignee of […]

  • Steve Hulst Named to Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List”

    July 19, 2018

    (July 19, 2018) Commercial Litigation Attorney Steve Hulst was named to the 2018 Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List.” Selected through an extensive examination process of litigation specialists in the United States and Canada, Hulst is among only eight other Michigan litigators under the age of 40 to be included in this year’s publication. […]

  • Food Safety Modernization Act: The Impact on the Food Industry One Bite at a Time

    July 16, 2018

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a law applicable to food producers, processors and transporters. The purpose of the law is to protect the public from foodborne illness. Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention data indicates that over 3,000 people in the United States die from foodborne illnesses each year while […]

  • Man Rolls Jeep on Beach Dunes, Sues Rental Car Company for $7.5 Million

    July 9, 2018

    (July 7, 2018) “Man rolls jeep on beach dunes, sues rental company for $7.5 Million”

  • Rhoades McKee Seeks Damages Against Jeep Rental Company on Behalf of Illinois Client

    July 6, 2018

    (July 6, 2018) “Rhoades McKee seeks damages against jeep rental company on behalf of Illinois client”

  • $7.5M Lawsuit After Jeep Rolls on Dunes

    July 6, 2018

    (July 5, 2018) “A man suffered disabling injuries while driving a rented Jeep on dunes is suing for millions”

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