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September 2017

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Marijuana Bureau: Dispensaries Can Remain Open, Application and Licensing Fees to Be at Least $14,000

Three months before the state first accepts licenses under the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR), an organization contained within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory

September 2017

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FBMJ Announces Firm’s Michigan 2017 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce that ten attorneys have been named by Super Lawyers magazine to the 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers® and Michigan Rising Stars® list. Super Lawyers is a rating

August 2017

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Michigan Medical Marijuana Board: Dispensaries Need to Shut Down

Members of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (Board) sent a clear warning to owners of dispensaries now in operation – shut down the dispensary in the coming weeks or you will not be permitted to

August 2017

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Jennifer Cupples Appointed to President of ISIAL

FBMJ attorney Jennifer Cupples was appointed to serve as President of the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL) effective July 1, 2017. During her term as President Jennifer will help direct the organization’s philanthropic

July 2017

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Joseph McGill Presents Recommendations on Limited Scope Representation Rules to SBM’s Board of Commissioners

Joseph McGill, FBMJ attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners (BOC), was appointed as BOC liaison to a special work group at the Michigan State Bar tasked with recommending amendments

July 2017

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FBMJ’s Medical Malpractice Attorneys Obtain Successful No Cause Verdict

On July 21, 2017 attorneys Clyde Metzger and Carole Empey obtained a no cause verdict on behalf of their clients, an obstetrician gynecologist, a professional services organization of physicians and a hospital. The jury found

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

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