How Should Businesses Respond to a Subpoena?

As a business owner, you undoubtedly have to spend a lot of time, money, and overall effort on keeping your company running smoothly. If you are issued a subpoena, you need to make sure that you know how to respond properly. It is commonly thought that when someone receives a subpoena, that they need to comply with the request right away and have no other options. This is not *typically* the case. The thing that Read More

What Is Expungement, and Who Qualifies in Michigan?

In the United States, criminal records can have a negative impact on one’s job prospects, social life, and even housing options. This can create a problematic situation for those convicted of even minor crimes, leading to more punishment than was originally intended. As such, Michigan provides a few different methods by which one can have their criminal record expunged, also known as "sealing" the record. Expungement Read More

Attorney Carla D. Aikens’ Experience Brings Exactly What You Need to the Courtroom

When you need an attorney, it is important to find someone who has the experience and knowledge to handle your case with the integrity and attention to detail it deserves. Attorney Carla D. Aikens provides a unique insight into the legal field and the justice system that is difficult to find anywhere else. Her vast experience and professionalism make her the attorney that you can trust to help you get the results you Read More

How You Can Find Legal Help for Your Medical Malpractice Case

Finding qualified and experienced legal representation to help you through the process of fighting a medical malpractice case can be difficult. Often, these cases are difficult to litigate, because they require a high standard of evidence to find a healthcare provider negligent - which can make it significantly more difficult to find an attorney who will take your case. By following these guidelines, you can give Read More

When Is an Employee Termination Considered Wrongful?

It’s common to feel like the reason for your termination was wrongful. Those who work hard, and put in the effort day after day, deserve to feel secure in their position. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Employers will sometimes terminate an employee in a discriminatory manner, and when they do, it’s not just wrong - it's also illegal. What Is At-Will Employment? Crucial to the understanding of wrongful Read More

How Will Multiple Defendants or Causes Affect My Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases can quickly become complicated when multiple parties are involved. Thankfully, Michigan law has procedures in place that dictate how these cases are handled. Although dealing with multiple defendants can understandably become stressful for a victim of an injury, a qualified attorney can navigate the law surrounding these cases in a similar manner to a regular personal injury case. In cases of Read More

Insurance Companies May Retroactively Cancel Your Policy

Some policyholders may find that instead of receiving the benefits of their insurance policy claim, they receive a full refund of their premiums paid - but while a full refund sounds great, it comes at the cost of your policy. Instead of paying out claims, insurance companies may decide to rescind the policy itself. This eliminates the obligations of the insurance company and your chances of receiving your claim, Read More

PIP: The Benefits You Didn’t Even Know You Had

Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, benefits are a form of benefits granted and guaranteed to you by the Michigan No-Fault Act. Because every driver is required to have insurance for their vehicle, everyone on the road in Michigan - even those who don't have cars of their own - can benefit from PIP benefits. Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of the fact that they even have this very useful resource available to Read More

Sign This Or Else: Dealing With Employment Agreements That Cut Off Your Rights

The statute of limitations in employment cases limits the amount of time an employee has to bring a claim against their employer, and in recent years, it has been shortened through various methods. More frequently, we’re seeing employment contracts that include a shorter statute of limitations than the time allowed by other laws in the state and forced arbitration agreements that prevent employees from taking legal Read More

Am I Forced to Arbitrate?

The United States Arbitration Act (commonly referred to as the Federal Arbitration Act, or FAA) was enacted in 1925 and provided the ability for courts to oversee private disputes. This includes binding arbitration, where the parties are legally forced to settle through arbitration.  When Does the FAA Apply? The text of the Federal Arbitration Act specifies that an arbitration agreement is applicable if the agreement Read More