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Last week the NCAA announced a rule change that will allow student athletes to financially benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness. This step is reflective of a trend toward improving support for student-athletes that is several years in the making.  With high profile student athletes having great revenue-generating potential, collegiate athletics might continue to look more and more like professional sports.  Read More ›

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In a departure from historical precedent, where courts upheld agreements requiring employees to bring claims against their employers more quickly than otherwise required by law, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee) has now prohibited such shortened limitation periods in discrimination lawsuits brought under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (also referred to as Title VII). Read More ›

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On the morning of September 20, 2012, Keith Readus was working at an automobile assembly plant when co-worker Jeffrey Hunt stabbed him to death. Hunt fled the scene and later committed suicide. Readus’s son, Keith, then sued his father’s former employer for negligently hiring/re-hiring Hunt. He alleged the employer knew about Hunt’s history of violent conduct, including “threats of physical harm against coworkers, carrying a weapon in the workplace, and being arrested and convicted after physically assaulting another individual in 1997.” Estate of Readus by Gardner v. Chrysler Grp., LLC, No. 338273, 2019 WL 637281, at *1 (Mich. Ct. App. Feb. 14, 2019). Read More ›

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The Michigan Court of Appeals recently weighed in on litigation initiated by the Feiger law firm on behalf of two women against the Morse law firm and Michael Morse as an individual. See Lichon v Michael Morse/Michael J. Morse, P.C. and Smits v. Michael Morse/Michael J. Morse, P.C.  Two lower court judges (one from Wayne County and one from Oakland County) had ruled the women were required to arbitrate their sexual assault claims against Michael Morse, the individual. The Michigan Court of Appeals held otherwise in a 2-1 decision Read More ›

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