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Federal Trade Commission Warns of Scams Directed at Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Florida Attorney General have recently filed a case in federal court seeking an injunction against one of the perpetrators of an increasingly common scam. The “o-fishy-al” invoice (the FTC’s pun, not ours), a solicitation designed to resemble an official government notice, attempts to convince small business owners that […]

Multiple Listing Services Promote Real Estate Consumers’ Interests

On June 5, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) held a workshop to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry. The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) submitted a white paper, Data and Choices Breed Competition, highlighting the pro-competitive role of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) in […]

Vaccinations Can Contribute to Divorce Disagreements

By Henry S. Gornbein Is there any valid reason for not vaccinating your child? I was recently in Judge Karen McDonald’s courtroom, where a hearing was continuing on the issue of whether a child should be vaccinated. The former husband wanted the child vaccinated and his former wife does not. An accredited doctor was testifying […]

Norman Lippitt Assists in Kantzler Prison Release

During his illustrious time as an Oakland County Circuit Court Judge, Norman Lippitt presided over a case that had troubled him deeply for many years. In 1988, Karen Kantzler, was the defendant in a murder trial where she was convicted by a jury of second degree murder for killing her husband while he lay in […]

Lori K. Smith Joins Birmingham Law Firm Of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Lori K. Smith has joined the family practice group at the Birmingham law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, child- and spousal-support and termination of parental rights, as well as changes in domicile and modifications to child-custody and […]

How to Choose A Trademark

By Anne Lipp You are about to open your own, brand new business. Congratulations! But before you share your creations with the public, you know you need a catchy, clever name to identify your merchandise. You need a trademark. How do you go about choosing one? While it may be surprising to many, there are several […]

Ask A Lawyer: Hoping Supreme Court gets it right on same sex case

By Henry S. Gornbein I am contemplating a marriage to my long term companion. Are there still issues involving a same sex marriage now that the Supreme Court has made them legal throughout the United States? Sadly, there is still controversy regarding the rights of same sex couples to enjoy the same protection and legal […]