The Affordable Care Act and what it Means for Michigan

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, and was most recently upheld in large part by the United States Supreme Court in National Federation of Independent Businesses v Sebelius. On the simplest level, the goal of the Act is to ensure that Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare. Because this new plan will have a substantial impact ...

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Obtains $3 Million Settlement for Slain War Veteran

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm has recently obtained a $3 million settlement stemming from the 2005 wrongful shooting death of Ionia County resident Fred Bletz, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Bletz was shot and killed in his own home on March 4, 2005, by members of the Ionia County Sherriff’s Department, when their failure to follow proper police procedure proved fatal.

On the evening of March 4, 2005, while Fred and his wife Kitti Bletz were fast asleep, ...

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People’s Law School

The People’s Law School seeks to educate Michigan’s public about the legal system that governs our lives by providing them affordable access to some of the most well-known attorneys and legal experts in Michigan.  The Sinas Dramis Law Firm, in association with the Michigan Association for Justice and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, is once again pleased to sponsor the 2012 session of the People’s Law School.

The program, which has existed and operated in various forms throughout the state ...

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Supreme Court Ruling Further Limits “Special Aspects” Exception

A recent decision by the Michigan Supreme Court may have a negative impact on the ability of Michigan’s citizens to recover for injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. In the case of Hoffner v Lanctoe,the Michigan Supreme Court held that ice leading up to the only entrance of a fitness center was avoidable because the plaintiff was not “absolutely compelled” to confront it, and therefore Michigan’s open and obvious doctrine prevented the plaintiff from recovering for her injuries.

The ...

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