The importance of estate planning when living with a chronic illness

The importance of estate planning when living with a chronic illness KALAMAZOO, MICH. – June 26, 2019 — Today, nearly 130 million Americans live with a chronic illness or disability.  By 2020, this number will increase to 157 million. Currently, six in 10 Americans live with a least one chronic disease.      A chronic illness […]

Michigan Supreme Court ruling search of passenger’s items violates Fourth Amendment

Randall Levine Michigan Supreme Court ruling search of passenger’s item violates Fourth Amendment By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – June 18, 2019 – In the recently decided case of People v Mead, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement cannot search a passenger’s backpack without a search warrant or consent to search by the […]

Goodbye and good riddance to Michigan’s old drug forfeiture law

Goodbye and good riddance to Michigan’s old drug forfeiture law​ By: Randall Levine randalllevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN- June 17, 2019 – Michigan’s forfeiture law has changed for the better and it will now be more likely to curtail former police abuse. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed a piece of legislation that will have a dramatic impact on […]

Do I have to air my dirty laundry in court during a divorce proceeding?

Do I  have to air my dirty laundry in court during a divorce proceeding? By: Rachel Gruetzner rgruetzner@levine-levine.com  MICHIGAN – June 3, 2019 — Those who file for divorce as a plaintiff are often concerned they will have to “air their dirty laundry” in public.  However, the fact is this just isn’t true.     […]