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  • May 28, 2024
    As Michigan public schools prepare their 2024-2025 budgets, schools should be aware of the short-term borrowing options available to cover their projected operating cash-flow shortfalls.  
  • May 28, 2024
    A group of national business associations filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing its new Final Rule on overtime, which significantly increases the annual salary threshold required to classify employees as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • May 23, 2024
    In Meyer, Borgman, and Johnson, Inc. v. Commissioner, the Tax Court found that customers funded MBJ's research activities, with the consequence that MBJ could not claim federal income tax credits for expenses it incurred to conduct research activities.
  • May 21, 2024
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS published final regulations regarding clean vehicle tax credits under Internal Revenue Code sections 25E and 30D established by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Among other important guidance, the Treasury regulations finalized its rules on Foreign Entity of Concern restrictions regarding the section 30D tax credit.
  • May 16, 2024
    On May 16, 2024, the United States Supreme Court in Smith v. Spizzirri addressed whether district courts are required to stay a lawsuit pending arbitration, or if they have the discretion to dismiss the suit when all the claims are subject to arbitration. The Court held that when a district court finds a case involves an arbitrable dispute and a party has requested a stay of the case pending arbitration, Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act compels the court to issue a stay and the court does not have discretion to dismiss the case.
  • May 15, 2024
    Importers must begin to prepare for another round of Section 301 tariffs on China-based products, as President Biden and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will seek to take further action on China tariffs resulting from the statutory four-year review process. As of May 2, 2024, the Section 301 tariffs on China-based products have resulted in an estimated $215.28 billion in duties collected from importers.
  • May 15, 2024
    The U.S. Supreme Court held the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to obtain damages for a timely infringement claim, even if the infringement occurred prior to the Copyright Act's three-year statute of limitations.
  • May 13, 2024
    “Third party” or “associational” retaliation is reprisal taken by an employer against someone other than the person who engaged in “protected conduct.” In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision covers third-party retaliation claims even though the statute does not explicitly recognize such a theory. On May 10, 2024, the Michigan Supreme Court followed suit, endorsing the theory of third-party retaliation claims under Michigan’s anti-discrimination law, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
  • May 11, 2024
    The National Labor Relations Board recently held that an employer’s proposal and adherence to proposals could in itself be deemed to be unlawful bad faith bargaining.
  • May 10, 2024
    Earlier this year, the Haas F1 Team announced it would compete in the 2024 Formula One Championship without the leadership of its former principal Guenther Steiner. Following this separation, Steiner sued his former team for unpaid commissions and unauthorized use of his name and likeness. Now, the team’s sponsor, Haas Automation, Inc., has sued Steiner for allegedly infringing the company’s trademarks with the sale of his book “Surviving to Drive.”