Commercial Non-Competes And Employment Non-Competes – A Distinction With A Difference
201705.04
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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…

Piercing the Corporate Veil
201609.12
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Piercing the Corporate Veil

Plaintiffs frequently seek to pierce the corporate veil of companies against whom judgments may be or have been obtained in an attempt to extend liability to the defendants’ principals.  Is piercing the corporate veil a viable cause of action separate from the underlying claims that seek to impose liability on the defendant entity?  When can…

When Protective Orders Are Not Enough – Keeping Clients’ Confidential Information Out Of The Public Record
201605.05
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When Protective Orders Are Not Enough – Keeping Clients’ Confidential Information Out Of The Public Record

In the world of commercial litigation there is an unavoidable complication that often arises during disputes: how to handle sensitive and proprietary information. When parties to business-centered disputes resort to litigation to solve their dispute, the information that is exchanged between the parties often includes sensitive financial material, such as documents, reports, trade secrets, employee…

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Neuman Anderson Attorney Negotiates Six-Figure Property Tax Refund

Neuman Anderson shareholder Stephen McKenney recently finalized a settlement of a property tax appeal. The settlement involved one of the firm’s clients who owns a large retail shopping center in Waterford Township. The matter was pending before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and was scheduled for a hearing before the Entire Tribunal this summer. The settlement…

The Myth of “Lender Liability”
201410.08
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The Myth of “Lender Liability”

When lender and borrower relationships break down – especially where the borrower defaults in payments owed to the lender – the borrower often feels (and perhaps justifiably so) that the lender is treating them unfairly or is acting contrary to certain oral promises that may have been made at an earlier time. For instance, at…

Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
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Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

Whether or not you are on Facebook or are a devoted user of social media apps, as a litigator you have to be, at the very least, aware of how technology affects discovery and can potentially lead to a gold mine of information. Moreover, some knowledge of how technology affects litigation is essentially mandatory now….