Resources News

June 2016

Critics State Proposed Changes to the SMS Will Only Benefit Those Who Can “Buy” Safety Credits

Trucking companies may soon be graded using another parameter to measure their safety if proposed changes to the Safety Measurement System (SMS) are effected as a result of a new Beyond Compliance Program proposed by

June 2016

FBMJ’s Clyde Metzger Leads Millennial Discussion at MDTC 2016 Annual Meeting

In today’s connected world, many businesses are struggling with the defining today’s workplace. Baby-boomer attorneys believe that work should be done at the office, while millennials are still sorting out whether the office, the home,

June 2016

New Michigan Act Allows Appointment of Funeral Representative

In late 2015, the Michigan Legislature introduced a bill which would provide greater clarity in determining who has the legal right to make funeral arrangements and final disposition decisions for deceased individuals. On March 29,

May 2016

FBMJ Attorneys Co-Author Article for CLM on Flint Water Crisis – “Tragedy on Tap”

Richard Baron and Ben Fruchey co-authored “A Tragedy on Tap,” published in the May 2016 issue of Claims Management Magazine. The article focused on issues surrounding the Flint, Michigan water crisis that are of interest

May 2016

Practitioners Beware: Loose Lips Should Be Zipped!

A split panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals held that improper disclosure of a diagnosis to the patient’s wife constituted ordinary negligence. (William Brandon v. Denise L. Handelsman, D.O. 2/23/16-Unpublished) While unpublished decisions are

April 2016

Clyde Metzger to Speak at 2016 MDTC Annual Meeting

FBMJ Partner Clyde Metzger will be speaking at the upcoming Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Annual Meeting and Conference set for May 12th and 13th at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit. Metzger will participate

March 2016

Richard Baron Reports on Mixing Zone Closure Request for the City of Marquette Cliffs Dow Site

Attorney Richard Baron recently presented to the City of Marquette City Commission about the former Cliffs-Dow site, in a work session and at the Commission’s public meeting on March 14, 2016. He updated the Commission

March 2016

Joseph McGill Appointed to State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Joseph McGill to the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to

March 2016

Non-adherence to Reporting Changes Could Lead to Pharmacy Suspension or De-participation

Caremark has recently sent out an Amendment to the 2016 Caremark Provider Manual to those pharmacies that participate in its pharmacy networks concerning the “Reporting of Investigations and Disciplinary Actions.” This provision requires a pharmacy to

February 2016

Kim Sveska Appointed to SBM’S Michigan Marijuana Law Section Science Committee

Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Kim Sveska to the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Marijuana Law Section Science Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to