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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Arbitration Clauses Limit Consumer Rights

Have you been charged fees for unwanted/unselected services by your cable or cell phone provider? Have you ever been cheated out of proper compensation by an unsavory employer? If so, your consumer protection case may ...

What to Expect When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Getting Started Each personal injury case is unique in character, yet most lawsuits follow a similar pattern of procedures. This article discusses the basic, typical steps to expect when pursuing a personal injury claim. If ...