Monthly Archives: March 2016

Death and divorce don’t get sympathy from loan servicers

We couldn’t have come up with a better tagline for our weekly tip! Take a look at this Free Press piece we came across on the challenges some heirs face when trying to save the family home after a loved one passes! Click here to read the story! Questions? Concerns? Contact us today! P: 248-395-3699

Attorney Crump-Gibson recognized among Top Women Lawyers in Hour Detroit Magazine!

Hour Detroit Magazine recognizes C&G Attorney Crump-Gibson’s most recent Super Lawyers designation in its March 2016 issue! This issue recognizes Top Women Lawyers in our great State. Attorney Crump-Gibson is listed for her business/ corporate practice. Thanks to Hour Detroit and congratulations to all of the phenomenal women attorneys featured! Click on the images below

Insurance paying Cosby’s legal bills???

Take a look at this piece we came across involving recent developments in Bill Cosby’s ongoing defamation lawsuits. In an effort to avoid personal financial liability, Cosby petitioned the court to allow him to use a personal umbrella policy to pay his legal fees and any judgments in the pending defamation lawsuits against him. Personal

An eye for an eye: Docking employee pay…

Business Owner: My employee backed our company car into a pole. There is roughly $750 in damage. I am very upset about this- I want to dock his pay for each pay period by $50 until the balance is paid. Is this okay? In Michigan? Generally, the answer is NO! And there is a VERY

Do whistleblowers in Michigan need more protection??

Several laws are now under scrutiny as a result of the Flint Water Crisis. Many people are advocating for the legislature to review and amend some of the state’s most impactful laws. According to this interesting piece we came across, Michigan’s current Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) needs to be added to the list. Generally, the

C&G’s Tip of the Week: Myth-Busters Edition!!!

Q: My dad is very ill and is not in his right mind. I have been trying to handle his affairs because my mom is no longer around, but I was told by the bank I need authorization to do so because I am not on his accounts. I can just get durable power of

Gyrating + butt slapping = hostile work environment!

Take a look at this outrageous case where the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld a former employee’s hostile work environment claim against his former employer. Jeffrey Smith worked as a support technician for Rock-Tenn Services, Inc. for nearly one year. During this time, Smith and several other male employees experienced same-sex sexual harassment

Petitions to halt Detroit’s medical marijuana ordinances ruled invalid!

Back on February 5th, we shared the announcement made by the City of Detroit’s Corporation Counsel that medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to place bids to operate beginning on March 1st. In order to qualify for operation, dispensaries are required to comply with the medical marijuana dispensary zoning ordinance passed by the City Council

Playing with fire…Entrepreneurs: Are you running afoul of a non-compete?

Did you recently leave your job to strike out on your own? Have you started a business while you still have a full-time job? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s time to check your employment paperwork to make sure you are not violating a non-compete agreement. A number of employers routinely