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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Operating a diagnostic ultrasound facility in Michigan

Hi,

I was thinking about opening a small diagnostic ultrasound clinic in Dearborn, Michigan. I am an experienced sonographer with more than 10 years of experience. I want to cater to clients/patients who will be self pay. I will not be billing insurance companies. I wanted to know what the... Read more »

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Michael Zamzow answered on Sep 17, 2021

You will likely need to seek out an attorney who has experience in health care law. I would inquire about whether or not a sonographer can operate independently, the type of license a diagnostic facility requires, and whether or not a diagnostic facility needs a physician in a director role. And, I... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I press charges against our board of education and have them criminally prosecuted under this statue? MCL 380.1307b
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Sep 17, 2021

Adding to Mr. Geers response. MCL 380.1307b together with 380.1312 is part of the prohibition on corporal punishment. And a person who has allegedly been subjected to the wrongful act, would likely raise these statutes in their civil complaint.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I have recourse in the matter below?

I co-signed for auto loan.

Prior to notifying me of any delinquency, or getting permission to do so, bank took payment from my account. My credit score subsequently dropped. I would have paid had I known.

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

There is not enough information.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: If no signed lease agreement in dundee Michigan . Can I evict them with 30 days notice or sooner with no lease
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

Not sooner than 30 days (notice before the end of the pay period), unless certain rules apply. And there might be some reasons you cannot evict them with 30 days notice before the end of the pay period.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Michigan on
Q: Arbitrator Judge awarded amount, reheard, raised it 3 times, now it will go to Circuit Ct to increase. What do we do?

We went to trial in Arbitration and the Judge awarded the plaintiff an amount. Then Plaintiff took it to rehear and the award amount was raised 3 times, the judge recognizing their attorney fees but not recognizing ours. Even so, now they will take it to Circuit Court to increase this award even... Read more »

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Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

Maybe. You can contact an attorney, although it reads like you have counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: signed my lease 14 days ago the landlord is now saying I have 7 days to vacate I've paid my deposit and first month's re

I was an employee for this property company who rented the apartment to me was in fired have since found another job but they are still trying to evict me

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

You'll probably need to contact an attorney, run a conflict check to make sure they don't represent the landlord first. With out more information it's not possible for me to say definitively one way or the other.

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: How do I get a seller disclosure on a property I closed on?

How do I get a seller disclosure on a property I closed on?

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

You're probably really asking about something else. Why do you want the seller's disclosure statement after you've closed? And my guess is that answer will likely lead you to an attorney about whether or not you have a cause of action against the seller.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: how does the patron act work. how can to force other land owners to sell ground?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

Agreed with Mr. Zichi, I am wholly unaware of what the "Patron Act" might be. You might get a better answer by calling an attorney directly.

At common law there is a power the government has that can force land owners to sell property, eminent domain. And eminent domain has been...
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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Michigan on
Q: How do I know if a brand is still trademarked? Or if someone still uses the mark?

I am looking to start a brand, I had started searching through trademarks and found one similar but I have some different design ideas. The owner of mark has been mailed abandonment and things along the lines of that. How do I know if I can start making stuff?

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

Enter "Apple vs PrePear" into your favorite search engine. And before you view this as a biblical tale of a giant vs a shepherd, be aware that a mark holder has an obligation to pursue potential infringers or they might lose their right to the breadth of the mark.

You should...
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2 Answers | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud for Michigan on
Q: I have a digital currency account through a platform named coinbase.

About 6 weeks ago they blocked led my account due to someone other than me trying to access it. I have contacted them several times. The first time they emailed me back with some generic help to open my account back up. That did not work now they wont email me back despite the several emails I have... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 20, 2021

You're in a difficult situation, and I agree with Mr. Minnick. You should hire an attorney, CoinBase Inc. is possibly just not certain you are who you say you are, and once they release it they cannot get it back and if it's the wrong 'you' that could become a problem for them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: what is the determining factor that classifies a "residential neighborhood"? How do I know what the speed limit is?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 6, 2021

It might depend on the Statute, county, and municipality.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: How close to a “no parking” sign can I park in the state of Michigan?

Got a parking ticket for prohibited parking, I was a good 50 feet from the nearest sign and there was a gap in the curb between my vehicle and said sign

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 6, 2021

It will generally depend on the municipality.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: An employer didn’t hire me because they said they didn’t think the job would be financially and emotionally fulfilling.

I previously worked for them for 10 years as their general manager running the business and left on good terms. They contacted me a year later out of the blue and asked if I was interested in coming back for a specific position and I was the only person they were asking about the position. Made... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 6, 2021

There's simply not enough information and you may never be confident that you know the 'real' reason.

While an employer is prohibited from discriminating against a person of a protected class, I think in your case it would be incredibly difficult to make a case for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: I purchased a piece of land in April. I have a quit claim deed. There were renters in the home and refuse to leave.

Do I have a legal right to inspect the home? Renters won't let me in.

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 6, 2021

Dependent upon how you obtained title in the first place will determine how you remove the renters. Without more information my guess is an eviction proceeding would be proper (provided they're not living in the property under a lease). And on the other hand, if you provide reasonable notice... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: Purchase agreement signed and homeowner passed away. House was in a trust. Given to one trustee as a life estate.

In the process of buying a home. Trustee passed away after purchase agreement signed. Other trustee alive. Home was given as life estate to the one that passed. Trust stated he could sell and had to share profit with any living trustees. (Sister gets 1/3). Is the purchase agreement still valid?

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Aug 6, 2021

Provided the person who executed the contract had authority at the time, it is still binding.

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2 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: My mother law gave us her house after abandoning the house for 6 months and now she’s kicking us out

She was upset with us over another family memeber and now she kicking us out with no where to go. She had us give up our apartment and move in her home and make payments she said to 500$ Every month that’s what her and husband did and now that we missed two months she’s kicking us out

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jul 27, 2021

I don't spot a question, but my comment is that you might find your answer in the Michigan Landlord Tenant Handbook produced (in-part) by the law school at Michigan State University. At a quick glance it sounds as though you formed the landlord-tenant relationship, you've failed to make... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Michigan on
Q: I was told you can’t stop someone from taking a non service dog into a grocery store. True or false?

I work at a grocery store and people bring their dogs in there. One was barking. I reported it to a supervisor and they told me we can’t do anything unless someone files a complaint. I thought you could ask people to leave if they bring a dog inside that doesn’t qualify as a service dog.

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jul 27, 2021

Your employer might want to contact an attorney to consult with on this matter. In general, the Michigan Modified Food Code (MMFC) has a pretty broad prohibition of animals in food establishments, but there are exceptions for animals controlled by persons with a disability. The ADA offers some... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: What happens if I don't go to zoom court over a restraining order
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jul 7, 2021

It might also help to understand that zoom court, is court.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I work for a competing company if I signed a Non-Compete for an LLC that I am not employed under within my company?

I work for [Company] Investment Fund III, LLC (Michigan). When I was on boarded for my job, I signed a NDA/Non-Compete agreement that applies to a different [Company] Investment Fund, I LLC (Pennsylvania) but under the same parent company. It states that  I cannot work for a competitor in the... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 10, 2021

Brent is correct that you should contact an employment attorney.

Noncompetes are enforceable against employees in Michigan unless they are unreasonable (the solution might surprise you). An attorney needs to read the entire employment agreement to give you any sense of its enforceability as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: If training on a cash register and mistakes were made can my employer hold my check untill I give them money

I had no money to give so they cashed my check and just took my money with seemingly nothing I could do about it

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Subject to your consent, and perhaps some other information not given here, your employer may not deduct your wages for a short cash register (till). If this happened recently, you already have less than 1 year to file a complaint.

The State of Michigan has what's called the Department...
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