Monthly Archives: September 2014

MI Court of Appeals holds that video recording was not exempt from disclosure under FOIA

State Bar of Michigan E-Journal Number #58158 Rataj v. City of Romulus Plaintiff, a Detroit-area attorney, discovered that a Romulus police officer assaulted an unnamed citizen and that the assault was captured on video. Plaintiff issued a FOIA request for records, including the video recording and an unredacted copy of the official incident report. The

What happens to your email account when you die?

Technology has surpassed Estate Law in a number of states. Failure to treat digital assets as physical assets can create difficulties for heirs. Check out what happens to your email when you die?

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals remands case back to District Court: Did Employer’s drug-testing policy violate the ADA?

State Bar of Michigan E-Journal #57944 Bates v. Dura Auto. Sys., Inc. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that: “the district court erred by concluding as a matter of law that the defendant-employer’s (Dura) drug-testing protocol constituted either a “medical examination” or a “disability inquiry” under the ADA. The protocol

A Closer Look: Your (online) Life After Death

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social networking sites have different policies on dealing with dead users. According to the Associated Press: “some states are also considering laws that would automatically give loved ones access to, though not control of, their dead relative’s digital accounts, unless otherwise specified”. Click the link below to read more! Your

Michigan Court of Appeals rules Trustee-Bank needed Settlor’s children’s consent to sell property

State Bar of Michigan E-Journal #57861 In re Maloney Trust; In re Kostin; In re Allen Estate (Unpublished) “The court held that the trial court erred in concluding that the trustee-bank could entertain an unsolicited offer to purchase the property at issue (lake cottages) without the consent of the settlor’s children. Thus, it reversed the

Michigan Court of Appeals affirms probate court’s decision: Partnership’s dairy farm does not belong to the partnership!

State Bar of Michigan E-Journal #57852 In re Estate of Mark E. Moon (Unpublished) “[This] case involved “a prolonged dispute between appellant and appellee regarding whether certain property belongs in decedent’s estate. Decedent and his father, appellee, ran a dairy farm together. During the course of these proceedings, it was determined that the two of

C&G’s Managing Member Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars List

Attorney Jehan Crump-Gibson, founder and managing member of C&G Solutions PLC, has been named to the 2014 Rising Stars List by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are