July 31, 2018

New USCIS Policy Threatens Public Safety

By Reed Yurchak

A recent change in immigration policy is adversely impacting a vulnerable population, and is likely to have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crime and cooperating with law enforcement. Undocumented immigrant victims of domestic abuse, who prior to the updated guidance could freely file petitions for U Nonimmigrant status or Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions without fear of bringing on deportation proceedings, now may suffer the very real repercussions of an unfavorable petition or application.  View Full Post

July 31, 2018

Michigan AG and Civil Rights Commission at odds over LGBT protections

By Reed Yurchak


There’s a battle brewing in Michigan…and this time it isn’t over college football.
In May 2018, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued a statement re-interpreting the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the state civil rights law, to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  View Full Post

July 31, 2018

Synchrony Bank Debt Collector Faces Consumer Class

By Perry Cooper

A consumer suit alleging Synchrony Bank’s debt collection agency sent illegal collection notices may proceed as a certified class action, the Sixth Circuit affirmed July 30. The notices […]

July 31, 2018

Online Legal Research Tools Features Chart

By Aretha Soderstrom

Download a feature comparison chart of the online legal research tools featured on our legal research portal. We add to this chart periodically to keep it up to date.
For a description of all the features, please refer to our online legal research tools software page. View Full Post