Drew Cooper & Anding Blog

Our attorneys write about issues that matter to our clients.

Drew Cooper & Anding Blog

Our attorneys write about issues that matter to our clients.


Automobile Accident

Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Revisited

Michigan’s no-fault automobile insurance system was designed in 1973 to guarantee a certain level of benefits to persons injured in car accidents, ensure timely payment of those benefits, and reduce administrative and legal costs. Requirements ...
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Arbitration for all: The Diminishing Ability to File Consumer Class Action Lawsuits

Arbitration Clauses In 2016, DCA published an article on arbitration clauses, which are found in almost every modern contract. The use of such clauses increased dramatically after two Supreme Court decisions, one in 2011, and ...
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Can a Consumer Fix a Bad Credit Report?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) is a federal law that regulates credit reporting agencies. The FCRA compels these agencies to ensure that their reporting results in a fair and accurate summary of a consumer's ...
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Could Your Business Waive Its Right to Arbitrate by Participating in Litigation?

Arbitration clauses, which require parties to settle disputes through mediation (instead of through the courts) are common in many different types of contracts, including business contracts. But what happens when one business sues another—despite the ...
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How the Supreme Court’s Decision in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. Affects Unfair Debt Collection Practices

The federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) has long protected consumers from the more unsavory practices of debt collectors. Yet, on June 17, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Henson v. ...
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Apparent Authority in Michigan

If an employee agrees to a contract on behalf of a business, is the business liable? It depends. If the owner authorized the employee to sign contracts on behalf of the business, then the business ...
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Filing Workplace Discrimination Complaints in Michigan

In the state of Michigan, employees who have experienced discrimination in their workplace have the choice of filing a lawsuit in a court, or they can file a claim in one of two agencies: the ...
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How Courts Interpret Ambiguous Contract Language

What happens when two parties disagree over the meaning and scope of a contractual agreement? Is the dispute resolved simply by reading the language of the contract in question? Yes, sometimes. Michigan courts (and federal ...
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Employment Non-Compete Agreements: Enforceable in Michigan if Reasonable

Some Michigan employers use the tactic of attaching non-compete agreements to offers of employment. A non-compete agreement is a covenant that prohibits an employee from working for certain competitors over a given period of time ...
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What are Contingency Fees?

What is a contingency fee and how does it work? It’s not uncommon for potential legal clients to inquire about contingency fees. Basically, clients want to know what they are and how they work. A ...