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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.

Trademark Infringement claims

How does a party prevail on a claim of trademark infringement action? A party must establish that it has a valid mark entitled to protection; and that the infringing party used the same or a similar mark in commerce in connection with the sale or […]

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Bank Not Liable for Altered Appraisal

A recent Michigan Court of the Appeals case, Xpress Apraisal Group, Inc v. Flagstar Bank, (unpublished February 14, 2013), found a Bank was not liable for an altered real estate appraisal, which resulted in a third party’s refusal to continue doing business with Plaintiffs. The […]

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Court Ruling Potentially Expands Duties to Third Parties

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that a title company owed at least a common law duty, and perhaps more, to plaintiffs who had contracted to have a home built. In Elsebaei v. Seaver Title Co., Inc. (unpublished, December 27, 2012), Plaintiffs contracted with […]

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Changes to Power of Attorney Act Require Acknowledgement

Recent changes to Michigan’s Power of Attorney laws, require a Durable Power of Attorney drafted after October 1, 2012, to have the designated attorney or agent to execute an acknowledgment of legal responsibilities before exercising authority under each individual durable power of attorney. The statute […]

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Dalton & Tomich PLC's Fall 2011 Newsletter

Please see our Fall Newsletter for the latest happenings at Dalton & Tomich, PLC Related posts: Zana Tomich named one of Michigan's Up & Coming Lawyers 2011 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly Dalton & Tomich receive recognition from Michigan Superlawyers Insight on family-owned small businesses – […]

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Zana Tomich named one of Michigan's Up & Coming Lawyers 2011 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Congratulations to Zana Tomich on being named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers 2011. Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected 20 attorneys who have practiced law for 10 years or less, yet have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law, and appear poised for […]

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Dalton & Tomich receive recognition from Michigan Superlawyers

Daniel Dalton was named a 2011 Michigan Super Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning; and Zana Tomich was named a 2011 Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers in Business/Corporate. Related posts: Dalton & Tomich Represents Michigan Small Business in Land Use and Zoning Case Against […]

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Dalton Tomich client and Digerati co-founder, Brian Balasia, receives Dave Bing Future Leader Award.

Dalton & Tomich, plc congratulates Digerati and Brian Balasia, on his Dave Bing Future Leader Award. We are pleased to work with the team at Digerati, and honored to call them clients. Related posts: Dalton & Tomich PLC's Fall 2011 Newsletter Dalton & Tomich receive […]

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Dream Cruise – Trademark issues

Who can legally use the name “Dream Cruise?” Dalton & Tomich plc respond to trademark issues surrounding the commerical use of the name in M-LIve. MLive_AttorneyDreamCruiseLive.pdf Sure, it is more of a trademark / copyright issue. Products, like people, have personality — and a winning […]

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Fraud in the Workplace

Pleased to comment on fraud in the workplace in “Who’s likely to commit a fraud?” CPAmerica May 2011 CPAmerica_Fraud_Newsletter_Article_Zana_May2011.pdf Related posts: COVID-19 Positive in the Workplace: Now What? New Executive Order Narrows COVID-19 Protections For Employees Dalton & Tomich receive recognition from Michigan Superlawyers

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.