Steve Sinas Argues Out-of-State No-Fault Case at Michigan Supreme Court

On November 19, 2018, Stephen Sinas argued an out-of-state no-fault case at Michigan Supreme Court. Sinas Dramis appellate attorney, Joel Finnell, took the leading role on the appellate briefing.

The issue in the case was whether our clients, who are Michigan residents, could recover no-fault insurance benefits when they were injured in a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Florida. Furthermore, they occupied a vehicle purchased and used exclusively in Florida at the time of the accident. This vehicle was insured under a Florida insurance policy. However, our clients had no-fault insurance coverage that covered several vehicles they used in Michigan.

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Prominent Personal Injury Attorney, Brian Molde, Joins Sinas Dramis Grand Rapids Team

It is with great pleasure that we announce personal injury attorney Brian Molde has joined Sinas Dramis Law Firm. A longtime resident of Rockford, Michigan, Brian is a welcome addition to our West Michigan automobile accident and no-fault team.

Brian brings a wealth of experience to Sinas Dramis Law Firm and is committed to protecting the rights of the injured in Michigan. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Brian returned to Michigan where he began working with the Court of Appeals’ research division. He then dedicated the next decade of his career at a well-established firm ...

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Michigan Proposal 3 – Making Voting Easier and More Secure

Recently passed in the midterms, Michigan Proposal 3 deals with election laws. It will amend the Michigan constitution with the intent of making it easier for people to vote as well as improve the security of elections in the state. Bryan Waldman, Michigan personal injury attorney, recently discussed these changes on WLNS Legal Edge.

Michigan Proposal 3 – Making Voting Easier

There are several ways voting will become easier for Michiganders now that Proposal 3 has passed, including the following:

  1. Shortening voter registration period. Before, voters had to register at least 30 days prior to elections to vote. This is ...
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Michigan Eavesdropping Laws – When is it Okay to Record a Conversation

With advancements in technology and tiny computers ready to record in almost everyone’s pocket, the issue of eavesdropping is becoming more and more of a concern. Tom Sinas recently discussed Michigan eavesdropping laws on Fox 17’s Know the Law. What you can and can’t record, with or without permission, might surprise you. Check it out.

Michigan Eavesdropping Laws

You might be surprised to find out that Michigan eavesdropping laws have been around for a long time. In the past, this might have been a seemingly insignificant issue, but now, with advancements in technology, eavesdropping is somewhat back in the spotlight. ...

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Michigan Court System – Understanding the Basics

With the recent midterm elections, voters will have noticed several options for electing Judges and Justices on their ballot. But do you understand what each one does or what type of cases each court hears? Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, explains the basics behind the Michigan court system in this recent Know the Law segment.

Michigan Court System – Levels

The Michigan court system is composed of three levels:

  1. Trial Courts – Circuit Courts + District Courts
  2. Court of Appeals
  3. Michigan Supreme Court

Trial Courts are divided into District Courts and Circuit Courts. The Judges in these courts have very busy dockets ...

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Michigan Deer Hunting Season 2018 – Regulations and Dangers

Michiganders sure love to hunt, and with Michigan deer hunting season upon us once again, there are several things to keep in mind before hitting the woods. Because hunting is so popular in Michigan, Tom Sinas recently shared information for West Michigan listeners on Fox 17 Know the Law, while Lansing attorney, Bryan Waldman, appeared on WLNS Legal Edge to discuss the topic for mid-Michigan viewers.

Michigan Deer Hunting Season and Chronic Wasting Disease

Simply put, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease that eats the deer’s brain. Michigan DNR has established a few new guidelines for this ...

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Proposal 2 in Michigan – Everything You Need to Know About Redistricting

Chances are you’ve heard about Proposal 2 in Michigan if you’ve been listening to any debate surrounding the recent midterm elections. Prop 2 sought to address the issue of redistricting. But drawing legislative districts can be a confusing topic to most, so Grand Rapids attorney Tom Sinas recently sat down to answer explain it on Fox 17’s “Know the Law.”

Proposal 2 in Michigan

On November 6th, voters passed Proposal 2 in Michigan. This will ultimately give control to an independent commission to draw new legislative districts. This new method of drawing district lines will replace the former process, ...

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Tenant Rights in Michigan – Everything Renters and Landlords Should Know

We hear a lot about landlord-tenant disputes, so it’s important to understand the obligations of landlords as well as tenant rights in Michigan. There are many laws regarding this rental properties, including evictions, security deposits, and maintenance. There are also specifics regarding tenant guests and what happens if they’re injured while on the property.

State laws, local ordinances or codes, and the actual lease itself, which is a legally binding contract between the landlord and the tenant govern these issues.

Tenant Rights in Michigan – Maintenance and Rental Properties

Both the landlord and the tenant have obligations with regard to maintenance. The ...

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George T. Sinas Receives Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award

It is with great pleasure Sinas Dramis Law Firm announces that its managing partner, George T. Sinas, is the 2018 recipient of Ingham County Bar Association’s esteemed Thomas E. Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.

This distinction is only given to attorneys who have made a significant and lasting impact on the justice system and contribute greatly to the advancement and betterment of the legal profession in the State of Michigan. Recognized attorneys also maintain the highest standard of excellence with demonstrated accomplishments received in service to the profession. While the award may be given annually, it is only awarded in years ...

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How “Don’t Worry About It” Can Lead to Car Insurance Fraud

When it comes to your auto insurance policy, accuracy is king – no matter what anyone tells you. But if you’ve discovered a small error in your policy and your agent told you “not to worry about it,” the case of Maurer v Freemont is a perfect example of why you definitely should worry about it. Moreover, it’s a case of potential, unintentional car insurance fraud.

When you sit down with your auto insurance agent to apply for insurance, you’ll be asked a series of questions. These questions are used to calculate a monthly premium quote. Minor tweaks here and there, ...

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