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Colella in Context

Colella in Context is a column in the Detroit Legal News written by A. Vince Colella.

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Last month, hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Louisville, Kentucky, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Taylor was awakened by a loud banging on her door. She shouted, “Who are you?” However, three Louisville police officers dressed in dark plain clothes would not identify themselves....
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  Prior to 1977, lawyers were not permitted to advertise in newspapers or other media. However, the prohibition on advertising was challenged in Bates v State Bar of Arizona, 433 US 350 (1977). The challenge arose from a newspaper advertisement by a law firm offering “legal services at a very reasonable rate.” Justice Harry Blackmun...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. On June 11, 2019, the initial changes to the Michigan No Fault Act became law. The thrust of the amendments centered on the elimination of mandatory unlimited essential services (expenses for care, recovery and rehabilitation). Additionally, the amendments changed the order of priority for pedestrians, bicyclists and certain...
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State's new COVID-19 legislation: Bold, humanitarian efforts to protect workers
A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. This new year brings hope and optimism for a return to “normal.” For many businesses, this means initiating efforts to bring workers (essential and otherwise) back to the workplace. However, even with an aggressive and strategic distribution plan for the vaccine, employees may be required to return to...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. Lawyers who engage in the practice of representing victims of automobile accidents recognize that written notice must be provided to the appropriate insurer within one year of the date of loss. Auto insurance carriers are also keenly aware of this requirement, although the victims and their medical providers...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. In the world of personal injury litigation, many smaller boutique firms are dependent upon referrals from other attorneys. For the referring attorney, it is a tried and true way to earn significant fees. However, all too often, referrals are loosely made by a quick phone call, email or...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. On Friday, October 2, the Michigan Supreme Court in a 4-3 narrow majority opinion eradicated more than 180 executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The opinion, authored by Justice Stephen Markman, held “the executive orders issued by the Governor in response...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. A common question often asked during the pandemic is “how’s business?” For personal injury trial lawyers, the answer is simple: “Frustrating.” Victims of serious injury accidents often face alarming debt due to mounting medical expenses and the loss of their jobs. Many have no choice but to file...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. As lawyers, we have all subscribed to the axiom, “bad facts make bad law.” This phrase rang true in 2014, when a Michigan Court of Appeals panel found in favor of an auto insurer that invoked a fraud exclusion in its policy to deny claims for replacement service...
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A. Vince Colella Moss & Colella P.C. The killing of George Floyd has led to a watershed moment in a storied evolution of the modern Civil Rights Era. What was once thought to be isolated incidents of bad judgment by police officers is now recognized as widespread and systemic failure. As the nation’s collective cry...
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Commemorating A Tragic Anniversary
March 16, 2021
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A quick study on the difference between civil rights and civil liberties
March 3, 2021
Driven to distraction? Growing dashboard screens vie for driver attention
February 4, 2021
Know the risks of Michigan’s No-Fault auto insurance reform for serious accidents
January 17, 2021

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