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It’s not always easy to find a good lawyer. There are so many different types of lawyers out there and even once you get down into looking at lawyers who specialize in a certain area, you might have so many options to choose from that it’s hard to find one you can really trust. Super

When you’re trying to find the right lawyer to handle your case, you might take a look at their website and see a list of several different titles, credentials, and distinctions. One special distinction you might see is that of “Super Lawyer.” Scott Goodwin is proud to have been named a “Super Lawyer” many times over

1. January 4-5 was Flint’s worst snowstorm ever recorded: 17 inches of accumulation. 2. The December 21-22 ice storm was one of the worst ice storms the state has seen in a number of years. There was almost a solid inch of ice accumulation on top of the snow that we already had. 3. Remember

Well, considering Michigan just got slammed with yet another snowstorm that I had the pleasure of shoveling, I figured it would be entirely relevant to talk about the landlord-tenant relationship. Who should shovel? This might seem like a silly question, but remembering that America honors the freedom to contract, this is totally relevant in a

Landlord Tenant Tort Liability

Thursday, 06 February 2014 by

When someone owns a property, they have a responsibility to make sure it’s reasonably safe for others to use, and that includes landlords. If a visitor, guest, or tenant gets hurt because of unsafe conditions that were caused by negligence, a concept called premises liability comes into play and it can be used to hold

Generally speaking, Michigan has complete civil (tort) immunity regarding governmental functions that cause injury. But, there are some scenarios in which you’re eligible to bring a cause of action and make the government a defendant. If the state is acting in a proprietary function – this is defined as an action that derives a profit

Emotional distress, as you might imagine, occurs when a person’s conduct causes another person’s severe distress. Depending on the relationship between the parties and the way in which the severe distress was caused, there are different avenues of recovery for a plaintiff. Intentional infliction of emotional distress, despite its name, covers both intentional and reckless

We recently wrote about the intentional infliction of emotional distress in Michigan. Today, we’re going to inform you about its close cousin: negligent infliction of emotional distress. First, let’s start by defining the requirements in a negligence case: 1) a duty, 2) a breach of that duty, 3) causation (both proximate cause and factual cause),

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