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Year: 2020

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Michigan Dog Bite Laws: Your Rights and Representation

While we like to think our pets are perfect, it’s true that even the most docile dog can unexpectedly bite and cause serious injury. And it doesn’t matter if the bite was an accident. Most dog bites, in fact, are accidents. It’s still likely compensable under Michigan dog bite laws. Understand your rights as a…

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It is undeniable that there has been an increase in road travel since the COVID-19 pandemic began. People across the nation are opting to drive instead of fly across the country. While driving an out-of-state vehicle in Michigan for a short period is permitted, driving an out-of-state vehicle in Michigan for a prolonged period could…

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On July 1, 2020, Michigan’s new Auto Law will take full effect. While Michigan drivers were previously required to purchase unlimited No-Fault PIP benefits, drivers can now opt for less medical coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. Under the new law, drivers can choose from various coverage levels, including: $50,000 (if a Medicaid recipient); $250,000;…

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Courts Brace for Impact as Eviction Moratorium Scheduled to Lift June 30, 2020

To assist tenants who may have experienced a loss of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer ordered a moratorium on all tenant evictions, which is set to expire on June 30, 2020. On June 9, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an Administrative Order giving courtrooms across the state a way to handle the…

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Emergency “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order Extended Until April 30, 2020

By: W. Dane Carey On April 9, 2020, Governor Whitmer extended her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandate through April 30, 2020 by enacting Executive Order 2020-42, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on April 9, 2020. Notably, the new mandate defines what operations constitute exempt “critical infrastructure” by referencing the March 19, 2020 guidance issued…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips | Dingeman & Dancer, PLC

How to Prepare for Winter Driving Winter in northern Michigan is always exciting. From whiteouts to ice, we’re well versed in what the season may bring. So, it’s important to remember key driving tips to keep yourself and others safe on our snowy roadways. Read on to learn about the legal issues surrounding winter driving…

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Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act

Author: W. Dane Carey In December 2018, Michigan enacted the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “PMLA”), which went into effect on March 29, 2019. The law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid medical leave for personal or family needs. Qualifying employers who have not already implemented policies should act as soon as…

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Dingeman & Dancer, PLC Receives Tier 1 Ranking from Best Lawyers

Dingeman & Dancer, PLC has received a Tier 1 ranking for Mediation from Best Lawyers®, the recognized guide to legal excellence in the United States for more than 30 years. The ranking is achieved from feedback from clients and peers as well as information obtained from the firm. Best Lawyers, in partnership with U.S. News…

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