Posted on 4/7/2016 2:10 PM By Amanda Narvaes
State consumer protection laws provide the main lines of defense for consumers against
deceptive, predatory and/or unscrupulous business practices. Michigan was an early leader in
consumer protection. In 1962, Michigan was the first state to establish a statewide Consumer
Protection Division in the Attorney General’s office. Expanding upon those efforts in 1977, the
state Legislature enacted the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA). At the time, the
MCPA was one of the most powerfu ...
Posted on 1/6/2016 11:07 AM By Amanda Narvaes
Consumer products are not required by law to have warranties, but if one is given or sold, it must comply with the Magnuson–Moss Act of 1975.
Posted on 12/2/2015 8:54 AM By Amanda Narvaes
Commercial property foreclosures are sometimes high stakes for the loan guarantor(s). Often, the guarantor is the person from whom the lender seeks to recover their foreclosure losses. Thus, a good defense strategy is paramount to protecting the guarantor from major loss. Sometimes, banks inflate these losses in order to recover more money from the guarantor. For example, if a lender forecloses on a commercial property that had been secured by a $1 million loan and acquires the property for a cr ...
Posted on 11/17/2015 4:03 PM By Amanda Narvaes
Following the event of an accident, Medicare beneficiaries can expect Medicare to cover the resulting health care costs. This coverage comes with strings attached, however, as Medicare recipients are subject to strict requirements for reporting accidents and any ensuing tort claims
Posted on 6/17/2014 10:24 AM By Amanda Narvaes
In 2011, the Supreme Court issued a decision that shook up the bankruptcy world. In Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the United States Supreme Court held that because they were not created under Article III of the Constitution, bankruptcy courts lack constitutional authority to enter final judgments on common law counterclaims that are independent of the federal bankruptcy laws, even if such claims constitute “core proceedings” as defined by 28 U.S.C. § 157.