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Contract Validity and Enforceability: Was Jabba the Hutt in the wrong?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a less-than-reputable cargo transporter known as Han Solo had a debt to pay. Han Solo was hired by Jabba the Hutt, a less-than-reputable businessman, to transport “spices” across the galaxy, but Han Solo failed to deliver the goods. Jabba lost a considerable sum of money on this arrangement and put a hefty bounty on Han Solo’s head. Was this Jabba’s only option?

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against LGBT Employment Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court significantly expanded civil rights protections for LGBT employees on Monday, June 15, 2020, when it published its opinion in Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, 590 U.S. __(2020). Before handing down its opinion, the Court heard oral arguments from the three cases at issue on October 8, 2019

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Resumption of Manufacturing Work

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-77 to extend the duration of the stay-at-home order until May 28, 2020; however, the Executive Order does allow previously suspended manufacturing activities to resume on May 11, 2020, subject to certain minimum safety requirements. This blog describes these safety requirements that manufacturers must follow as to resume business.

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Local Court Responses to COVID-19

STATE AND LOCAL COURT RESPONSES TO COVID-19   MICHIGAN   St Joseph County Courts Declaration of Emergency March 17, 2020 Courts are closed until Friday, May 1, 2020. 45th Circuit Court 3B District Court St Joseph County Probate/Family Court Only…

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COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance

On March 6, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declared a public health emergency under Executive Order No. 2020-2, and on March 10, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency under Executive Order No. 2020-4, both in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the country. You may qualify for disaster loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) if your business has suffered economic loss as a result of the pandemic.

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