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Don't Drink and File... a Lawsuit

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If you can’t remember last night at the bar, you probably shouldn't file a lawsuit when you wake up in the hospital. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Liquor Liability, Premises Liability

Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Black Ice Remains Open and Obvious

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In new unpublished case, Michigan Court of Appeals rules black ice is open and obvious. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious, Premises Liability

Phantom Employees Create a 'Question of Fact' for Notice Defense

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Don’t be spooked by your own “phantom employees” in premises liability cases. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability

Social Media can Derail Defense of Your Premises Liability Case

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You could feel like a sad face emoji if comments found on your own social media accounts bolster a plaintiff’s premises liability claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Real Estate

The Down and Dirty on Manufacturing Clean Foods, Using Clean Labeling

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If food manufacturers produce clean food or use clean labels, then they should steer clear of business risks arising from claims of false advertising and product adulteration. Continue Reading ›

Tags: FDA Regulations, Food Law, Foodservice & Hospitality, Regulatory Law

Heads up! Baseball, Hotdogs and… Personal Risk at the Ball Park?

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An afternoon at the ball park could include foul balls, broken bats and flying hot dogs, so understand your personal risk before buying your tickets! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability

Court Reluctantly Confirms Open and Obvious Doctrine in Ordinary Negligence Claims Involving Snow and Ice

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Appellate court reluctantly applies open and obvious doctrine in snow and ice case involving claim of ordinary negligence. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability

Low Light and Black Ice Does Not Avoid Open and Obvious

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Michigan Supreme Court ruling reinforces open and obvious doctrine in black ice case. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability

Gift of the Magi-ority: Supreme Court Hands Premises Owners Golden Opinion on Notice Defense

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Michigan Supreme Court gives premises owners early holiday present, ruling “reasonable inspection” not required in slip and fall claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability

Judicial Estoppel/Standing: A Power Tool for Your Risk Management Toolbox

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A simple deposition question about a plaintiff’s bankruptcy history could result in a dismissal for the defense. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Bankruptcy, Risk Management
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