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Property Tax Appeal Time

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The end of the calendar year marks the time for municipalities to complete their property tax valuations and to notify taxpayers of those valuations.  If you believe that your valuation is above market conditions (i.e., the government thinks your property is worth more than it actually is), you have the right to appeal that determination….

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Jennifer Grieco Interviewed by Local News Outlets

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Jennifer Grieco was recently interviewed by the Local 4 WDIV news team and Fox 2 News related to her filing of a whistleblower action on behalf of a former animal control officer against the City of Detroit and the Detroit Animal Control. The case is currently pending in Wayne County Circuit court, Brittany Roberts vs….

ECF Service Errors? They Do Happen.
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ECF Service Errors? They Do Happen.

One of the largest changes in the practice of law in the last decade is the implementation of electronic court filing, or “ECF,” as practitioners have come to know it. Gone are the days when documents were hand-delivered to the court and counsel by runners and warehoused for years by the court. Now, the filing…

Frustration, Impossibility and Mistake
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Frustration, Impossibility and Mistake

In its recently issued opinion in Riewe v. Baron, 2015 Mich App LEXIS 1907 (October 20, 2015), the Michigan Court of Appeals dealt with some recurrent contract defenses that are frequently litigated in the Business Court. The defenses at issue were mutual mistake of fact, frustration of purpose and impossibility of performance, which, if successfully asserted,…