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Drunk Snowmobiling Can Be Fatal

Winter has finally arrived with piles of fresh powder.  And for snowmobilers across the State of Michigan, the trails of northern Michigan are increasingly becoming more populated.  In Michigan, it is illegal to operate a snowmobile with a blood alcohol level equal or greater […]

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Skiing/Snowboarding Helmets Increase Safety

Several ski resorts in Northern Michigan have already opened and several more have announced their season will begin this weekend.  With that in mind, it is time to re-check and make sure your and your child’s ski or snowboarding helmet fits properly and […]

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Avoiding Unsuspected Snow-Blower Injuries When Engine Is Off

It’s time to dust off the snow-blower and move it to the front of the garage for regular use.  And it is time to learn that even the most cautious person can still sustain catastrophic injury while exercising extreme care.  […]

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds us all about our role as parents, guardians and mentors of our teenage drivers.  Tragically, according to the NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes are the leading causes of death for 14-18 year olds […]

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Volkswagen’s Alleged Deceptive Trade Practices

The Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA), is a statutory cause of action for conduct constituting unfair, unconscionable, or deceptive trade practices. MCL 445.901, et seq.   Under the MCPA, a deceptive trade practice is defined to include “(c) Representing that goods or […]

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Radical Change to Michigan No-Fault Law

There has been a radical change to Michigan’s No-fault Law.  The radical change was announced in the recent decision published by the Michigan Court of Appeals, on September 10, 2015. The radical case is Perkovic v Zurich American Insurance Company, […]

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Hunting Safety

With those cool, damp morning now upon us,  many hunters up here in Northern Michigan are preparing for the fall hunting season.  In fact, it has already begun with early season Goose hunting.  Regardless of your experience, annually reviewing hunter safety […]

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Driving Too Fast For Conditions

The posted speed limit applies to perfect driving conditions (e.g., lighting, weather and traffic flow).  It is the maximum speed allowed in that perfect driving context.  When less than optimum conditions are present (e.g., reduced light/vision, wet roads or congested traffic), […]

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Michigan Storm Damage & Home Owner’s Insurance Claims

The storm that blew through NW MI last August 2, 2015, left a trail of property damage for many.   And with that, many property owners are looking to their homeowners’ insurers for help but are being surprised by unwelcome news.  First, […]

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Jeep Recall & Driverless Vehicles

Needless to say, the recent news about the operation of motor vehicles being (or capable of) hacked by outside sources is deeply disturbing.  Fiat-Chrysler just announced its recall of 1.4 Million vehicles after reported hacking disrupted the driving of at least one reported […]