Oakland County Business Court Update: Accounting Malpractice Actions Are Not “Business Or Commercial Disputes”
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Oakland County Business Court Update: Accounting Malpractice Actions Are Not “Business Or Commercial Disputes”

In a prior article, we discussed the implementation of the new Oakland County business court under the business court act – MCL 600.8031, et seq. (the “Act). We also discussed the types of cases that are, and are not, “business or commercial disputes” that must be filed in the business court. Since our last article, we have filed several…

The Oakland County Business Court: A Court Within A Court
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The Oakland County Business Court: A Court Within A Court

On June 3, 2013, Public Act 333 of 2012 (the “Act’) took effect in Michigan. The Act requires Michigan circuit courts with three or more judges to create a separate “business court” to handle commercial cases, with certain judges from these courts being assigned to preside over these cases. The Michigan legislature established the new…

No License? No Luck! Tools of the Trade.
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No License? No Luck! Tools of the Trade.

A party may be owed money for services they performed, however, if they do not have the proper license for their field of practice, they may be out of luck. Michigan’s Occupational Code (the “Code”) requires a license to engage in many professions (barber, cosmetologist, architect, real estate broker, residential building contractor). If a person…