Entries by Vanessa

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 […]

Michigan Enacts Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

After decades of uncertainty and a general lack of clarity, the process of appointing a receiver, and a receiver’s role and powers have been given a more concrete statutory framework with the enactment of its version of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (“Act”). The Act was signed by Governor Snyder on February 6, […]


We have returned home after three weeks with you. Drawn by the devastation from hurricane Maria, we brought a water purification technology, which produces large quantities of clean water. The measure of our experience is not simply in our work in Quebradillas and Isabela along the Rio Guajataca or Utuado besides the Rio Grande de […]

Vaccinations Can Contribute to Divorce Disagreements

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 as to why there […]

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 […]