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July 2017

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LARA Director: Emergency Rules for Marijuana Applications Coming This Fall

The Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) director, Shelly Edgerton, announced that emergency rules will initially be put in place this fall so that the state can meet its December deadline to accept applications for

July 2017

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RICO, Nuisance Lawsuits Pop Up Against Medical Marijuana Businesses

It used to be the stuff of Hollywood movies featuring organized crime. Yet, while the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board is formulating the regulations that will govern medical marijuana growers, processors, transportors and dispensers in

July 2017

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Dan Cortez and Anthony Pignotti Appointed to Lead MDTC’s General Liability Section

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of attorneys Daniel Cortez and Anthony Pignotti to Co-Chairpersons of the General Liability Section of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC), effective July

June 2017

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Beating the School Bell: Supreme Court Adopts Lenient Tardy Policy for NOIs.

If a Notice of Intent (“NOI”) is served on the final day of the statute of limitations period when only a fraction of a day remains, is that fractional day tolled and preserved for statute

June 2017

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Joseph McGill Presents at 2017 State Bar of Michigan Leadership Forum

FBMJ’s Joseph McGill presented at the 2017 Bar Leadership Forum on June 10, 2017 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The invitation-only forum is sponsored annually by the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) and

June 2017

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FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM – “When Water Becomes Waste”

Richard Baron, Ben Fruchey and Nicholas Andrew co-authored “When Water Becomes Waste,” published in the June, 2017 issue of CLM Magazine. The article focuses on the significant growth in insurance claims related to the release

June 2017

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MDEQ Changes Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document

On June 20th, 2017, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a bulletin which rescinded segments of its “Guidance Document: For the Vapor Intrusion Pathway,” eliminating certain screening criteria and potentially paving the way

June 2017

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New Bill Would Add Background Checks to Marijuana Facilities License Application

A new bill in the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee would require applicants for a facilities license under the new medical marijuana statute to undergo state and federal background checks. This is a significant departure from

June 2017

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Covenant Broken?

The recourse for healthcare providers in recouping costs from No-Fault insurers was cast into serious doubt in the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in Covenant Medical Center v State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance

June 2017

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FBMJ Attorneys Hit Home Run

FBMJ attorneys will participate in the Inaugural Motion to Strike – Plaintiff vs Defense charity softball game Saturday, June 17th at 1:00 PM at the Southfield Civic Center Park – Diamond 4. The event will

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