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March 2019

Governor Moves to Abolish Marihuana Board, Form New Approval Agency

The Bureau of Marihuana Regulation (BMR), including its board that votes on whether to approve licensees under the Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MFLA), will be abolished by an executive order Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed March

March 2019

What You Need to Know to get Licensed to Operate a Medical Marihuana Business in Michigan

It has been just over one year since the state of Michigan implemented comprehensive medical marihuana regulation. The need for such regulation only increased with November 2018 voter approval of recreational marihuana (cannabis). These two

February 2019

2019 Michigan Non-Economic Damages Caps

On January 18, 2019, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury announced the 2019 Non-Economic Damages Caps for medical malpractice claims. Michigan has placed these limitations on the total amount of damages for non-economic loss

January 2019

Brian Whitelaw Joins Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip as a Partner

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC (FBMJ) is pleased to announce that Brian Whitelaw has joined the firm as a partner. For over 35-years, Whitelaw has defended health care entities and professionals in malpractice litigation

October 2018

Welcoming the 21st Century: The Rebranding of the Representative Assembly

FBMJ attorney Joseph McGill, former Chair of the Representative Assembly and newly elected Member of the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan, recently authored, “Welcoming the Twenty-First Century: The Rebranding of the

September 2018

FBMJ Client Prevails in RLUIPA Matter

FBMJ attorneys have been successful in recovering all attorney fees spent by their client, River of Life Ministries, in securing formerly denied land use approval to operate their church in Macomb County. The fees were

August 2018

COA: On Campus, (but) Off the Hook

On August 9, 2018, attorneys from Foley, Baron, Metzger and Juip scored a significant win at the State of Michigan Court of Appeals (COA) in the case of Abigail Schmitt v Genesys Regional Medical Center. The

August 2018

Second Annual Motion to Strike Scores a Win for Charity

FBMJ senior attorney Dan Cortez went 3-for-3 with a two-run triple for the good guys as the defense attorneys beat the plaintiff lawyers 7-6 in the second annual Motion to Strike softball game on August

July 2018

FBMJ Attorney Wins Seat on SBM Board of Commissioners

FBMJ attorney, Joseph P. McGill, won a contested seat on the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Board of Commissioners in this year’s elections. He will serve a three-year term expiring in 2021 representing attorneys in Wayne,

July 2018

McGill on Reimagining the SBM Representative Assembly

FBMJ attorney, Joseph P. McGill, has served his first year as Chair of the Representative Assembly for the State Bar of Michigan. Under his direction and working through the Assembly’s five standing subcommittees, the Assembly

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