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Year: 2013

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What a Great Time to be a Registered Caregiver

In the case of State of Michigan vs. McQueen, the Supreme Court effectively shut the doors on medical marijuana dispensaries.  Although one Supreme Court Justice, Michael Cavanagh, applied the correct rules of statutory interpretation that were also consistent with the purpose of the MMMA, the majority of Justices chose to disregard Justice Cavanagh’s reasoning to…

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HIPAA Mega Rule: Tips for Health Care Providers

Nearly three years after enacting many provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, Congress passed the HITECH omnibus final rule, or “Mega Rule,” that finalizes many interim HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules for covered entities such as healthcare providers and health plans.               The 563-page pre-publication contains several important…

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Condominium Act Amendments: Condominium Subdivision Plans

Real Property Law Section e-Newsletter Developers of condominium projects, and the professionals they retain to draft condominium subdivision plans, should be alerted of changes to MCL 559.166 which took effect February 1, 2016. First, to eliminate any confusion about the licensing status of professionals authorized to draft condominium plans, MCL 559.166(1) states that only licensed…

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Lawsuits target steroids makers – Traverse City Record-Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Two northern Michigan women who became seriously ill from contaminated steroid injections are suing the medication’s manufacturer. And 34 more area residents may file similar lawsuits in the coming months. Contaminated steroid injections are suspected in the deaths of at least nine Michiganders and 243 cases of meningitis throughout the state. Court…

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Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson, PLC Files Steroid Case

Traverse City, January 25, 2013 – Dingeman, Dancer & Christopherson has filed two cases on behalf of clients in federal court, Briggs v. New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. et al, 1:12-cv-01363-PLM (Western District of Michigan) and Smoot v. New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., et al.; 1:12-cv-01367 (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan)….

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