Recent Amendments to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act


Most public bodies are aware by now that the legislature passed significant amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the close of their 2014 legislative session. These amendments are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. The primary goals of the amendments were to put in place regulations requiring public bodies to ma…

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It's That Time Again: Real Property Tax

It is that time again.  You should be seeing notices of assessment from your local assessor for your real property in the mail very soon, if you have not already received them.  There are several items on your tax assessment notice of which you should be aware of in order to ensure they are correct and you are being taxed properly.  


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Agribusiness Newsletter: Taxes and Oil and Gas Leases

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Child Custody Act

House Bill 5082, a newly passed amendment to the Child Custody Act, will expand the use of parenting coordinators through the courts.  The Child Custody Act directs the court to assess the ability of parents to care for the children using a standard called “best interest of the child.”  Unfortunately, in high-conflict cases, custody and parenting t…

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IRS Issues Final ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions - Employers Need to Take Action Now

On February 8, 2015, the IRS issued the much-anticipated final Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C and related instructions (which can be accessed here and here) for the new information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056.  These final forms and instructions are for 2014 (optional reporting year) and there may be additional…

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