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In this blog, the Zana Tomich, Noel Sterrett and the business attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC weigh in on matters of importance to small and closely held business and nonprofit leaders in the Detroit area, Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and beyond. We hope the information here is helpful to you.

New Economy Initiative to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The New Economy Initiative has announced a second round of funding that will benefit innovative companies in Detroit. As initially reported by Sherri Welch, in Crain’s Detroit Business, February 2, 2014, the New Economy Initiative (NEI) plans to target innovation and entrepreneurship in its second […]

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Michigan Court Holds Breach of Contract Claim Fails Without Signed Purchase Order

A recent decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals reaffirms an age-old adage most of learn early on: If it is something important, such as a contract, better to get it in writing. And when you are working for one of the Big Three, that […]

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The SEC announces new crowd funding rules from the Jump-start our Business Start-ups Act of 2012

As reported in Reuters this morning, the SEC has released the new crowd funding rules in light of the “Jumpstart our Business Startups Act” of 2012. The news report indicates that: “The Securities and Exchange Commission's crowd funding plan is a requirement in the Jumpstart […]

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News & Happenings

Kate Brink was recently accepted to participate in the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s Inn of Court mentorship program. The program involves monthly, team-led presentations that address a variety of issues related to the practice of law. She is looking forward to meeting and learning from […]

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Sixth Circuit Finds Corporations Have No Free Exercise Rights, Furthers Circuit Split on Issue

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has become the most recent court to issue a decision addressing a private business’s challenge to the contraceptive coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act when it released its opinion in Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius, No. 12-2673 (6th Cir. […]

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Online Reviews of “Dirtiest Hotel” Protected First Amendment Speech, Not Defamation

A bad online review in 2011’s “Dirtiest Hotel” drove the owner of the hotel to file his own complaint against the creator of the dirtiest list, TripAdvisor, for lost business. However, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals gave the hotel owner’s complaint a bad review […]

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Employers: Double Check Employment Agreements and Applications for Invalid Waivers

A recent 6th Circuit Court of appeals opinion, Boaz v. FedEx Customer Information Services, reversed a federal district court ruling that upheld a contractual limitations provision in an employee’s employment agreement with an employer barred her claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal […]

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Invalid Waivers in Employment Agreements

            Employers Should Double Check Employment Agreements and Applications for Invalid Waivers                                                         […]

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The Contraceptive Coverage Dilemma with Corporations

                                             Can Corporations Engage In Religious Exercise?                                   […]

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Craigslist “Bachelor Pad” Ad Leads to FHA Claim

A decision today from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals might give some landlords pause in how they word their next Craigslist post advertising an apartment for rent. In Miami Valley Fair Housing Center v. The Connor Group, the plaintiff brought suit after the defendant […]

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