Lansing lawyer Nicki Proulx has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters.
Proulx has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the practice field of personal injury defense. Her most recent significant victory came on a slip and fall case, where she won on summary disposition based upon an open and obvious defense, and the case was affirmed in the Court of Appeals.
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The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2011-32, which provides the adjusted limits for contributions to a Health Savings Account (“HSA”) as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as the high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) minimums and maximums for calendar year 2012.
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The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fee disclosure regulations applicable to participant-directed defined contribution plans are effective for plan years beginning after October 31, 2011. For calendar year plans, the first annual disclosures are due by May 31, 2012, and the first quarterly statement of expenses incurred is due by August 14, 2012. Many plan sponsors have urged the DOL to issue new guidance pertaining to the electronic disclosure of this information, as the DOL’s existing electronic disclosure rules are often criticized as cumbersome and outdated.
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At a recent luncheon organized by the Real Property Section of the Ingham County Bar Association, Kimball R. Smith, III, Chair of the Michigan Tax Tribunal, gave his “Michigan Tax Tribunal Update.” As we all are aware, real property values in Michigan have significantly decreased in recent years. As one may suspect, the inverse is true of filings with the Michigan Tax Tribunal. For these reasons, I thought I would share some highlights of Mr. Smith’s presentation with our readers.
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The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued a decision related to willfully unfair and oppressive conduct by majority shareholders against minority shareholders in Berger v Katz.
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