Wednesday, August 15, 2018

FBI Uncovers $4.5 Million Classic Car Fraud Scheme to Steal from Collectors


FBI Uncovers $4.5 Million Classic Car Fraud Scheme to Steal from Collectors
It’s August in Metro Detroit, and that means it’s time for the Dream Cruise and classic cars. If you are thinking about getting in on the fun with a classic car purchase, you will want to know about a $4.5 million classic car fraud scheme recently uncovered by the FBI, and how to make sure you’re not taken advantage of too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Gym’s Trans-Affirming Policy Violates Michigan Consumer Protection Act, Court Says


Gym’s Trans-Affirming Policy Violates Michigan Consumer Protection Act, Court Says


Would you want to know if your gym was trans-affirming before you paid for your membership? Would it bother you to share a locker room with people whose biological sex was different than yours? One gym’s trans-affirming policy has been up for debate in the courts for years. Now the Michigan Court of Appeals has said that the unwritten policy could have violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Insurance Companies Can Cancel Innocent Third Party Benefits, Michigan Supreme Court Says


Insurance Companies Can Cancel Innocent Third Party Benefits, Michigan Supreme Court Says


After a serious auto accident, should your insurance coverage depend on the honesty of another person? The Michigan Supreme Court recently said that insurance companies are allowed to cancel no-fault benefits paid to an innocent third party if they can prove fraud when the contract was signed.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Hidden Lemon Law Cost to Buying Big Ticket Items as an LLC


The Hidden Lemon Law Cost to Buying Big Ticket Items as an LLC
You are ready to put down money on a big-ticket item – maybe a vacation home, new vehicle, RV, or boat. You may think it is a good idea to create an LLC so you can claim the purchase is business related and pay less taxes. But in addition to the risk of tax fraud, that strategy could trigger a hidden lemon law cost if your big purchase turns out to be defective.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kids, Campgrounds, and Unsupervised Play: A Parents’ Guide


Kids, Campgrounds, and Unsupervised Play: A Parents’ Guide

For many families, summer in Michigan means vacations up north and trips to the state and county fairs. Often, parents use these weekends to give their kids a chance at unsupervised play in the relative safety of the campgrounds. But those properties also come with certain risks. Find out what a parent’s duty to supervise is when a child is injured on a campground.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Auto Dealer Fraud vs Lemon Law: Know the Difference


Auto Dealer Fraud vs Lemon Law: Know the Difference
In the legal world, the way you label your case can be the difference between meaningful relief and a motion to dismiss. It’s important to know ahead of time whether what you are dealing with is auto dealer fraud vs lemon law. It can affect your claim, and the remedies available when things go wrong.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Selling Defective Puppies? Local Pet Store Sued for Consumer Protection Violations

Selling Defective Puppies? Local Pet Store Sued for Consumer Protection Violations
The term “product defect” usually brings to mind vehicles breaking down or problems with packaging. But could a company get into regulatory trouble for selling defective puppies? A recent lawsuit against a pet shop owner in Novi, Michigan tests the limits of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act.