Jennifer M. Grieco attended the American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute
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Jennifer M. Grieco attended the American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute

Jennifer Grieco attended the ABA’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) in Chicago from March 15-17, 2017 in her role as Vice President of the State Bar of Michigan.  In addition to the opportunity to interact with bar leaders from across the country regarding member engagement and innovation, BLI was an invaluable opportunity to highlight the technological changes…

Commercial Non-Competes And Employment Non-Competes – A Distinction With A Difference
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Commercial Non-Competes And Employment Non-Competes – A Distinction With A Difference

Commercial litigators are usually familiar with non-compete agreements, which generally restrict a person from engaging in a competing business within a certain geographical area for a certain time period. Michigan Courts have long recognized that these agreements are enforceable if they are reasonable. But in a recent decision the Michigan Supreme Court held that the…

“FIXED BY THE COURT”
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“FIXED BY THE COURT”

In Barton-Spencer v. Farm Bureau Life Ins Co of Michigan, ____ Mich ____ (2014) (Case Nos. 153655 and 153656, April 14, 2017), the Michigan Supreme Court recently held that by signing a contract providing for attorney fees and costs “as may be fixed by the court”, the parties agreed to have the amount of reasonable…