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FAST Lanes Across the Border – Windfall or Minefield?

November 12, 2005

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Article Originally Published: November 2005 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. Following years of statutory enactments, action plans, and border modernization conferences, the era of electronically controlled border crossing for goods […]

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Truckers Finally Catch a Break on Misloads (or do they?)

August 12, 2005

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Neill T. Riddell

Article Originally Published: August 2005 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. The misload has been a disputed issue on overweight tickets for years. Current statutory provisions authorize discretionary relief for “misloaded” units – […]

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Take the Time to Update your Will

April 11, 2005

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James P. Dean

Article Originally Published: Spring 2005 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. By some accounts, 70% of adult Americans do not have a will. If you at least have gone to the […]

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Secret Weapon in the Drawer? – The Motor Carrier Tariff

August 12, 2004

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Article Originally Published: August 2004 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. “Motor carrier tariffs? Weren’t they abolished?” “You don’t need to file them, so why bother?” “Would any judge pay […]

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Lease Review – Now’s the Time

November 12, 2003

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Neill T. Riddell

Article Originally Published: November 2003 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. The Lease. You’ve seen it. We all have. You may even have one, or one of its innumerable variations, […]

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Holiday Parties and an Employer’s Liability

September 12, 2003

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Janet E. Lanyon

During holiday seasons, employers often worry they may expose themselves to liability if employees become intoxicated at a company function and subsequently injure others. Under current Michigan law, an employer is not liable to a third party for injuries caused by an employee who became intoxicated during a company function […]

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Is It Time For An Estate Planning Checkup?

April 11, 2003

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James P. Dean

Article Originally Published: Fall 2003 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. Even the most carefully crafted estate plan should be revisited periodically to make sure that it is in line […]

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Saving for College Can Be an Estate Planning Tool

December 11, 2002

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James P. Dean

Article Originally Published: Winter 2002 The information contained in this article is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act or rely on this information without consulting an attorney. 529 Plans The ever-rising cost of a college education has led to the creation of college savings plans that […]

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Dealing with Employee “Telecommuters”

November 12, 2000

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Janet E. Lanyon

As companies become electronically networked, there has been greater interest on the part of employees and some employers in permitting employees to work from home. In considering such “telecommuting” arrangements, there are several legal issues that employers should keep in mind: Confidentiality Policies. Employers who wish to protect proprietary information […]

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