On Sunday evening, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill which was passed by Congress early last week.
The Honorable John E. Dewane (ret.), leading Kotz Sangster’s office in St. Joseph, Michigan, has been honored by the State Bar of Michigan as a 50-year member.
Haley Clough, an attorney in our Grand Rapids office, sat down to record a chat with Clay Powell, the Director of the RPOA, about the latest news on evictions and funding sources in Michigan. Watch the video to learn about the latest in eviction-related legislation.
Regulations regarding the "Health Care Provider" Exception and Intermittent Leave have been revised, effective September 16, 2020 through the expiration of the FFCRA's paid leave provisions on December 31, 2020.
On June 29, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court corrected 30 years of jurisprudence that had been wrongfully denying insurance coverage for construction defects. In Skanska USA Building Inc. v M.A.P. Mechanical Contractors, et al. the Court enforced what it properly regarded as plain policy language, and thereby opened the door to coverage. Kotz Sangster is proud to have represented the winning party, Skanska.
Changes are coming to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). U.S. House approves legislation; U.S. Senate convenes after June 1, 2020 to continue discussion.
Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-77 as it relates to Stay Home, Stay Safe, which has been extended to May 28, 2020, and steps the manufacturing industry must take in order to resume operations on May 11, 2020.
On Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 allowing a return to the job site for construction workers. Contractors are advised to adopt best practices in order to protect the health and safety of all employees.
Kotz Sangster recently shared oral arguments with the Michigan Supreme Court on the scope of coverage available to contractors for property damage claims under a standard commercial general liability insurance policy. Kotz Sangster is proud to represent the contractor before the Court and are honored the Court accepted our application to hear the case.
On Friday, April 3, 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36 regarding employees and COVID-19.