Last night I attended an Evening with Dan Gilbert at Wayne Law. Gilbert, a graduate of Wayne Law ('87), participated in a question-and-answer session with Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson. Gilbert discussed growing up in Detroit, from his days as a pizza delivery guy in Southfield (who relied on shortcuts and not GPS), to his days as chairman and founder of Quicken Loans. He also discussed moving Quicken and its family of companies to Detroit’s central business district in 20
I’m a business and real estate litigator, but there are times when clients come to me with legal problems that are not about business or real estate, such as dog bites. I’ve successfully handled both criminal and civil dog bite cases. Many dog owners are surprised to learn about the potential consequences if their dog bites someone. I’ll briefly summarize. [if !supportLists]1. Criminal Liability: Many municipalities have laws that prohibit the ownership of “vicious” dogs.
A forum selection clause is a contractual provision that, generally speaking, designates where the parties would like legal disputes to be decided. The clauses appear in all types of contracts, from simple consumer agreements to complex commercial contracts. Michigan’s public policy favors the enforcement of contractual forum-selection clauses. The enforcement is premised on the parties’ freedom to contract. A party seeking to avoid a contractual forum-selection clause be