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THE NEW NO-FAULT SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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 Weather Driving Tips

Earlier last year, the Farmers’ Almanac dubbed this winter the “Polar Coaster” predicting that people would be blind-sided by the ups and downs of unpredictable weather changes. Surely, this winter has lived up to its name as it has taken us on a roller coaster of weather changes. Northern Michigan’s Snowpocalypse arrived earlier than usual…

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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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What You Need to Know About UM/UIM Coverage

Author: Ashley Wahl With the new Auto Law taking full affect next year, it is more important than ever to understand underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. While many drivers have underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, people are often unaware of what the coverage is for or how it works. Basically, if you are seriously injured in…

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New Bankruptcy Law for Small Businesses

Author: W. Dane Carey The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 will go into effect in February 2020. The Act creates a new Subchapter V under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code and is intended to streamline the process for small business reorganizations and make restructuring faster and less expensive. The Act provides a…

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Dane Carey has been named to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list – 11/08/2019

Traverse City, MI, November 7, 2019 – Dingeman & Dancer PLC is pleased to announce that Dane Carey has been named to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Michigan are named to the Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a research-driven rating system…

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Change to Michigan Marketable Title Act Requires Property Owners to Take Action to Preserve Certain Property Interests

Author: Katie J. Sabo, Esq. Earlier this year, a change to Michigan’s Marketable Record Title Act (“Act”) took effect that requires property owners to take action or risk losing certain property interests. In general, the purpose of the Act is to ensure that a property purchaser obtains “marketable title.” According to the Act, title is marketable…

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