In a recent 22-13 vote, the Michigan Senate has approved a bill banning breed-specific dog regulations. This bill, Senate Bill 741, states that local governments are not allowed to enact or enforce ordinances, policies, resolutions, or rules that regulate dogs based on its breed or perceived breed. However, this bill still allows local governments which
Without a doubt, Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law is one of the most unique — and controversial — laws in the state. If you’re severely injured in a car accident, the benefits you can receive under the Michigan no-fault law are absolutely priceless. But others see the law as being the reason for the fact
Nearly every state in the country requires drivers to have auto insurance, but Michigan’s auto insurance laws are unique. Michigan is one of twelve states to have a no-fault auto insurance law, which means that in the event of a car accident, each party involved makes a claim through their own insurance provider regardless of
On June 27, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills authorizing the creation of a one-year long pilot program to investigate whether or not a roadside testing program involving saliva testing for drivers who are suspected to be under the influence of drugs would be accurate and reliable. Under the new program, if a police
As the water crisis in Flint continues, millions of people in the state of Michigan and across the country are demanding answers about how something like this could have happened and what could have been done to stop it. A big way to get answers to those questions would involve finding out exactly what Governor
Over the past few years, members of Michigan legislature have been considering the idea of making some changes to speed limits on some of the state’s roads. All of those recent efforts never ended up going anywhere, but a recent package of bills with the same purpose did gain a little bit of traction early
After a long, cold winter, we’ve finally reached the time of year where the weather is perfect for spending a day at the beach or spending a day out on the water on your boat. But if you’re planning on taking your boat out for a ride this summer, be sure to keep in mind
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If you’re ever in a car accident with a commercial truck, one thing you’re bound to quickly find out is that it isn’t like dealing with an ordinary car accident. When you’re in a car accident with another car, you’re typically only dealing with the driver/owner of the other car. But when you’re in an
If you should find yourself disabled and need to apply for government benefits, the type of benefits you’re most likely to apply for are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. SSDI benefits can continue for as long as you are unable to work and your condition has not improved. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines
Michigan legislators have introduced bills that would permanently revoke the medical licenses of doctors found to be intentionally breaking the law. The legislation was introduced in response to the case of cancer specialist Farid Fata. Last month, Fata pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud. Fata would knowingly misdiagnose patients and order medically unnecessary
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