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July 2020

Michigan State of Emergency Extends Into July: Here’s What Litigants Need to Know

Many of the more than 160 Executive Orders and Administrative Orders Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Supreme Court have issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic impact the legal system, the litigants, and their insurers.

July 2020

FBMJ Attorneys and Staff Come Together to Help Those in Need by Supporting “Project Can Do”

Since its founding, the attorneys and staff of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip have been committed to serving the firm’s clients, as well as the communities in which we live and work. Our CARES Committee

June 2020

Away With Solowy? Supreme Court Takes Up Appeal that Could Lead to Expansion of 6-Month Discovery Rule

By: Christina J. Green, Nicole C. Joseph-Windecker and Mitchell C. Jackson How long does a plaintiff have to file a medical malpractice case? Well, that could be changing soon, as the Michigan Supreme Court recently took up an

June 2020

Attorney Brian Whitelaw Featured Speaker at Society for Vascular Surgery Webinar Town Hall Meeting

On May 15, 2020, FBMJ attorney Brian Whitelaw presented during a live webinar town hall meeting, “COVID-19 Town Hall: Legal and Financial Aspects of Restarting Your Clinical Practice,” hosted by the Society for Vascular Surgery.

June 2020

More Businesses Allowed to Open But Must Be Compliant

The start of June brings further relaxed restrictions in the State of Michigan as the Governor announced an end to the Stay at Home orders applicable to most Michigan businesses. This is the Governor’s recognition

June 2020

Free Webinar: Are you Ready? COVID-19 Infectious Disease Plans & Michigan Law

As businesses across Michigan take steps to reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown, they must consider a range of issues in order to make their workplaces safe and comply with various rules and regulations. On Wednesday, June

June 2020

Executive Order 2020-104 Authorizes Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners to Establish and Administer COVID-19 Testing Services With Proper Safety Protocols in Place

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order (EO 2020-104, the “Order”) aims to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 by enabling additional types of qualified medical professionals to order and administer COVID-19 tests. The Order encourages the

May 2020

Executive Order 2020-86 Relaxes Restriction on Telemedicine for Physicians Certifying Medical Marihuana Patients

The ill effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have touched all aspects of American commerce, and the doctor-patient relationship is no exception. Immuno-compromised patients, those with pre-existing conditions, and even the healthy are forgoing doctor visits

May 2020

Executive Order 2020-97 Requires Michigan Companies to Develop a COVID-19 Infectious Disease Plan by June 1, 2020, Or Within Two Weeks of Resuming In-Person Work

Governor Whitmer has built upon prior executive orders and clarified the process for returning to “in-person” work in Michigan via Executive Order 2020-97 (the “Order,” available here). The Order requires that by the later of

May 2020

Executive Order 2020-77 Emphasizes the State’s Requirement for COVID-19 Specific Preparedness Plan to Protect In-Person Workers

It should now be clear to business owners that a return to in-person work will require employers in Michigan, as well as much of the rest of the country, to implement a COVID-19 preparedness and

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