Constitution Day 2018 – Understanding First Amendment Limitations

In honor of Constitution Day 2018 which was on September 17, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney, Tom Sinas, explains the First Amendment on Fox 17 Know the Law. This amendment protects our rights to freedom of speech, religion, and of the press, but is often misunderstood.

 

First Amendment – the Right to Free Speech

Here is a refresher on how the First Amendment is written, in honor of Constitution Day 2018:

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or petition the government for redress of ...

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Breastfeeding Laws in Michigan – Accommodations for Nursing Mothers and Children

It’s a topic of debate in many circles, and a lot of new moms don’t know what rights and protections are afforded them with regard to nursing their children. Recently, attorney Bryan Waldman appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss breastfeeding laws in Michigan and the accommodations working mothers are legally entitled to.

Federal Breastfeeding Laws

Under the Michigan statute known as the breastfeeding anti-discrimination law, nursing mothers are afforded the right to breastfeed both in private and in public. This statute mandates that any business with services or accommodations to the public can’t discriminate against someone because they are breastfeeding. ...

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Sexual Assault Survivor, Amanda Thomashow, to Receive Paul H. Chapman Award

Sinas Dramis partner and Michigan sexual assault attorney, Jim Graves, has represented numerous Sister Survivors of the disgraced MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar, since 2016. He recently had the privilege of nominating his client, Amanda Thomashow, for the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. award.

Mr. Graves, along with the rest of the Sinas Dramis attorneys and staff, wish to congratulate Ms. Thomashow as the recipient of this year’s Paul H. Chapman Award. She will be honored and receive the award on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta. Ms. Thomashow is recognized in ...

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People’s Law School – a Priceless Lansing Community Event According to Student Les Bentley

One of our favorite parts of People’s Law School, a Lansing community event open to the public, is seeing returning students year-after-year. Les Bentley is one of those students. You can’t miss him. Decked out in military green, combat boots, and pins and patches proudly heralding a career dedicated to serving his country and honoring his Marines roots, Les is a dynamic attendee at People’s Law School every year. We recently had the privilege of speaking with him regarding his take on People’s Law School. Here’s what he thinks you should know.

Hi, Les, can you tell our readers a bit ...

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$800,000 Settlement for Sexual Assault at an Apartment Complex in Chicago’s Cook County

A person’s home is supposed to be a safe place. Unfortunately, sexual assault at an apartment complex is all too common due to inadequate security and landlord negligence. The following outlines a recent successful settlement for one Chicago resident obtained by Sinas Dramis partner and attorney, Jim Graves.

Recently Jim Graves and co-counsel Jennifer Irmen of Irmen Law Group, LLC successfully settled a complicated apartment complex sexual assault case in Chicago’s Cook County Circuit Court. An $800,000 settlement on behalf of his client was obtained in early August as the jury trial in the case commenced.

The case arose from a ...

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Health Insurance for College Students

If you have a college student, it’s a very exciting time of year. Moving out, starting new classes, and furnishing first apartments is a milestone many Michigan families look forward to. But there’s one more to-do item Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, discussed recently on Fox 17 Know the Law: health insurance for college students.

Health Insurance Options for Students

Today’s college student actually has quite a few options when it comes to health insurance coverage. The following are the best places to start looking.

Coverage through the university. Many universities actually offer health ...

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Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

Update: New House Bill proposals would reduce the BAC limit of 0.08 to 0.05 in Michigan. More here.

It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving in the state is illegal. But do you know all the laws pertaining to this topic? We cover the topic often because we think it’s that important to Michigan residents to understand. Grand Rapids car accident attorneyTom Sinas, and Bryan WaldmanMichigan personal injury lawyer, both appeared in the media recently to discuss drunk driving laws in Michigan.

Ins and Outs of Drunk Driving Laws in Michigan

Operating a vehicle with the ...

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Sinas Dramis Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Sinas Dramis Law Firm is pleased to announce several of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2018 Michigan Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating system intended to aid in the hiring and retaining of an attorney using a patented, multi-phase selection process. Twelve peer-recognition and professional achievement indicators select the attorneys recognized by these lists annually.

Super Lawyers recognizes only the top five percent of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas per state. Rising Stars honors the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys. Rising Stars eligibility is defined as an attorney who ...

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Legal Assistance Center and Free Legal Resources in Grand Rapids

Recently, Grand Rapids car accident attorney, Tom Sinas, sat down with WKTV Journal In Focus to discuss the Legal Assistance Center in Grand Rapids. The Center is not only a unique free legal resource in West Michigan but is one of only a few organizations to offer these types of services in the entire state. As a leader in free legal assistance pertaining to civil litigation, we think it’s important for Michigan residents to understand how volunteers at the Center can help navigate their claims process.

What Does the Legal Assistance Center Do?

The first thing people should understand ...

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People’s Law School Student, Regina Johnson, Shares What Every Newcomer Should Know

As lawyers, we understand how important it is for community members to understand their rights and the American legal system. Because of this, we’ve proudly co-hosted People’s Law School in Lansing for more than twenty years. This is a public event open to everyone in the community and is targeted to non-lawyers and everyday citizens.

Many students have come back, year after year, finding the information valuable to not only themselves but others in their lives as well. We recently sat down with one of our most faithful students, Regina Johnson, and think what she has to say to ...

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