License and proof of insurance please? Even if you haven’t been stopped in Michigan, you are likely familiar with these requests made by officers during a traffic stop. Until the end of 2014, your proof of insurance was the only easy proof of insurance readily available during a traffic stop. Now, an in-car computer in… Read More
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A simple error in wording in a Michigan Law which went into effect in January of 2015, has led to an unexpected consequence with regard to the admissibility of field sobriety tests in court. Enrolled House Bill 5385 which was approved on October 14th, 2014 and went into effect on January 12th, 2015 was enacted in… Read More
The Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law which gives you the right to access information at a federal level. Often considered a way of “keeping the government honest”, this law provides that as an American, you have the right to request information relating to defense, justice, the environment, security and other matters…. Read More
After weeks of production, Collis & Griffor, PC is proud to announce the launch of its new, updated and even better, mobile friendly website at www.collisandgriffor.com. The same great content we have always offered but our newly designed site has been modified for easier use for our many mobile users. Better organized and automatically resizing to… Read More
A recent case regarding grandparents rights has led to a ruling siding in favor of the grandparents. This is a huge step in the recognition of grandparent’s rights in Michigan! To find out more about this case, you can read the entire article on MLive here.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed in Michigan last month are recognized by the state. To read the entire article from the ACLA, you can find it here.
You may qualify for an expungement of your record in Michigan. Even one conviction on your record no matter what it is, may easily have far reaching consequences on your life in terms of housing, loans and even jobs. Without an expungement, something you did or were falsely convicted of doing when you were young… Read More
Several suits filed allege that McDonald’s has forced employees to work off the clock, not paid them overtime and struck hours off their time cards. We have been hearing a bit about this for some time now, but the workers are now on the record. One of the class-action suits was filed here in Michigan…. Read More
It is a good day to be an intellectual property attorney. As I do most of my IP work for smaller firms and mid sized businesses. I am familiar with the occasional cease and desist letter from a larger entity that is somehow threatened by the upstart. I know that this is because the larger… Read More
In a potentially unexpected turn of events, a federal judge has issued a ruling which places Sherlock Holmes, Watson, 221B Baker Street, and Professor Moriarty, among others, in the public domain. The ruling declares that the characters, written by Arthur Conan Doyle published prior to January 1, 1923, are no longer covered by United States… Read More