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  • February 22, 2018
    The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that that former employees of CNH Industrial N.V. were entitled to lifetime, vested healthcare benefits. The opinion, issued yesterday, reaffirms the court's prior opinion that ordinary principles of contract interpretation apply when determining the duration a collective bargaining agreement entitles employees to benefits. In 2015, the Supreme Court rejected the 6th Circuit's reliance on retiree-friendly inferences from UAW v. Yard-Man in M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett. Since then, lower courts within the 6th Circuit have inconsistently applied Tackett. 
  • Miller Canfield Senior Counsel Donald Moore has been working in Afghanistan since 2007. He advises international and Afghan clients in areas such as banking, defense and security, finance, insurance, construction, media, mining, oil and gas, and transportation. He is supported by the Miller Canfield global cross-border transaction team and the ITAR and CFIUS teams.
  • Building Communities
    Our clients across the United States include municipal and state government, governmental agencies, hospitals and health systems, public schools and universities, downtown development districts, real estate developers, construction companies and financial institutions.
  • Working with a Miller Canfield Trustee
    The role of the Trustee comes with significant responsibility. As Trustee, Miller Canfield will perform all services in accordance with your directions and the terms of the Trust Agreement. Miller Canfield has an established group of dedicated trust administration professionals monitoring each relationship where a Miller Canfield attorney is serving as Trustee.
  • February 20, 2018
    Flushing Community Schools recently finalized a public-private partnership (P3) project with solar power company Standard Solar Inc. This transaction, the first-of-its-kind for a public school in Michigan, is anticipated to provide the school district with significant savings while making a long-term commitment to renewable energy to power school district buildings.  
  • February 20, 2018
    A commercial real estate receiver’s powers will be clarified when Michigan’s Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (the “Act”) becomes effective in May. The legislation, signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Feb. 6, 2018, effects many sweeping changes and answers a question plaguing courts: Can a state receiver court sell property free and clear of liens and redemption rights?
  • Miller Canfield's Automated and Connected Vehicles Team
    Our AV team works with clients worldwide to solve their most pressing legal issues in this game-changing, rapidly evolving industry.
  • February 9, 2018
    Legislation enacted in 2017 and amended last month significantly expands the range of prohibitions on a school district’s ability to influence the future use of real property that it sells or transfers. When disposing of real property, school districts often desire to obtain affirmative covenants restricting the use of the property to types of uses which support its interests, such as a residential development project to add families to the community. Prior to this recent legislation, Section 1260 of the Revised School Code prohibited school districts from using negative deed restrictions prohibiting the use of disposed property for any lawful public education purpose and further prohibited school districts from refusing to lease or rent property to a party solely because the party intended to use the property for an educational purpose. 
  • February 2, 2018
    A taxpayer may claim a credit against its federal income tax liability for research expenses paid or incurred during the tax year. The definitions of research expenses for financial reporting purposes and federal income tax purposes are different. Because of the difference, a taxpayer was not able, in an IRS audit, to substantiate its tax credits for research expenses by showing the IRS the research expenses in its financial statement.
  • January 31, 2018
    On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s new data privacy regulation, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), will become effective. Not only does the GDPR regulate processing personal data by an E.U. controller or processor, but also requires non-E.U. entities, such as non-E.U. companies, universities, investment funds and charities, to comply with the GDPR.