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Clay Wittman
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MI 2019 License plate sticker color is ORANGE
In my continuing series, You and the LAW, I offer the following for the new year. Right now anyone with a Yellow sticker on their MI license plate is outdated/expired. For 2019 expirations, the color is Orange. Note that if you had a Dec 2018 expiration a...
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New MI laws concerning vehicles and cyclists
In my "you and the law" series, I offer the following update on a fairly new set of Michigan laws that are widely unknown to the general public. They concern cyclists and vehicles. Governor Snyder signed HB 4198, 4265, and 4185 into law on June 29, 2018. T...
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Can a woman inherit from her husband if they hadn't lived together for 30 years?
Our Michigan Supreme Court listened to oral arguments this last week for a Saginaw woman who is claiming her deceased husbands estate, even though they lived apart for 30 years. You can find the article here: https://www.apnews.com/5c65a17b3270452181510627b...
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Ding Dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch...
Governor Snyder signs
bills to end driver responsibility fees, effective on Oct. 1, 2018 Gov. Rick Snyder signed
legislation Thursday that ends the dreaded driver responsibility fees and wipes
out $637 million in debt owed by nearly 350,000 drivers.  These ...
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Update: Michigan's Sex Offender Registry opinion out of the Michigan Supreme Court
Earlier this month, the Michigan Supreme Court opinion came out on the case of People v. Temelkoski.  That case was supposed to address the constitutionality of Michigan's Sex Offender Registry and how changes to that registry over the years were applied RE...
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Update: Michigan Supreme Court and the Sex Offender Registry Act
UPDATE on the Constitutionality of Michigan's Sex Offender Registry Act as
of December, 2017. The Michigan Supreme court heard the 2nd set of oral arguments in People v
Boban Temelkoski on October 11, 2017.  As of this update, the court has
not tendered its...
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MI lawmakers seek amnesty for past due Drivers Responsibility Fees
MI lawmakers seek amnesty for past due Drivers Responsibility Fees     September 28, 2017 Lawmakers pursue amnesty program worth over $600 million for drivers who owe drivers responsibility fees. A bipartisan package will be introduced Thursday that would g...
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Still waiting on the Michigan Supreme Court decision on SORA punitive grandfathering
UPDATE on the Constitutionality of Michigan's Sex Offender Registry Act.   On 12/07/2016, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of  People v Boban Temelkoski.  As of this writing (June 3rd, 2017) we have not seen a decision out of the ...
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Michigan joins 15 other states in allowing Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
Governor Snyder has signed into law two bills
(effective on March 8, 2017) that now allow a DAPT (Domestic Asset Protection
Trust) to be created in Michigan.   Public
Act 330 establishes the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act. Public Act 331,
which amends ...
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Its about to get easier, and more fair, for Consumers
Ever
left a review about a small business on Yelp, Trip Advisor or Angie's List?   Ever sign a contract with a business that
prohibited you from leaving a negative review? Most
small business owners are really apprehensive about reviews on social media site...
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