Jennifer M. Grieco awarded the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award
201712.01
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Jennifer M. Grieco awarded the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award

On October 19, 2017, Jennifer was presented with the Michael K. Lee Memorial Award by the Oakland County Bar Association at the Taste of Diversity event, for her “commitment and tireless work in diversity programs.” The Michael K. Lee awarded was created in 2014 to recognize attorney and OCBA board member Michael K. Lee’s commitment…

Jennifer M. Grieco attended the American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute
201705.04
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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…

Eavesdropping Under Michigan Law
201611.16
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Eavesdropping Under Michigan Law

Every so often the issue of “eavesdropping” comes up in a lawyer’s practice.  Perhaps a client has recorded, or wants to record, a conversation with another party (most often a spouse, business partner or contracting party) or had their own conversation recorded by another party.  Or maybe it is the lawyer who wants to record…

The Unconscionability Claim/Defense
201604.28
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The Unconscionability Claim/Defense

The claim that a contract is unenforceable because it is unconscionable is more often than not the equivalent of a Hail Mary pass – a long shot that is rarely successful (unless you were Aaron Rodgers facing the Detroit Lions in 2015). Although the Court of Appeals recently affirmed the denial of a summary disposition…

Frustration, Impossibility and Mistake
201512.03
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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,…