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February 2021

Church Offering Parking Lot To Beachgoers Is Free Exercise of Religion Protected By RLUIPA

A Florida court held that a church, as part of its religious exercise, can offer its parking lot as an access point to a nearby beach to general members of

February 2021

2021 Michigan NonEconomic Damages Announced

On January 27, 2021, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury released the 2021 limitations on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The “upper cap” limitation was adjusted to $851,000.

January 2021

Michigan Private Schools’ Motion to Enjoin COVID Regs Denied as Moot; School Seeking to Join Lawsuit as Plaintiff as Case Proceeds

A Michigan federal court judge denied a group of parents and nonpublic schools’ request for a preliminary injunction that sought to enjoin COVID-19 restrictions the state implemented in November that

January 2021

New York Village Settles One RLUIPA Suit, Faces New One From DOJ

A New York village settled one lawsuit alleging violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) while the U.S. Department of Justice filed a new, larger lawsuit

December 2020

Michigan Religious Schools: Michigan COVID Regs Violate First Amendment

A group of nonpublic schools has filed suit in Michigan federal court alleging that the state’s Health and Human Services directive that schools remain closed through December 20 violates the

December 2020

FBMJ Holiday Giving Reimagined

As the holiday season approaches, the attorneys at Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip are finding ways to give back to the communities they serve after a difficult year. In lieu

December 2020

FBMJ’s Fara Fundraiser Moves “Virtual” for 2020

So many treasured traditions have changed in 2020, and as you can imagine, so has our traditional fundraiser for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). While we can’t gather this

December 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates COVID Restrictions on Religious Exercise

Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a California religious group’s challenge to COVID-19 restrictions on group worship, the Court blocked such restrictions on religious organizations in

December 2020

Michigan Gov. Signs Law Giving Healthcare Facilities Liability Protections

On October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed into law House Bill 6159, creating a Pandemic Health Care Immunity Act to protect health care workers against liability for claims arising out

October 2020

FBMJ CARES: Winter Coat/Gear Drive for Foster Closet of Michigan-Western Wayne County

Cold weather is upon us and so is the community’s need for donations of cold weather gear. FBMJ Cares is collecting winter coats/gear to donate to the Foster Closet of