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Michigan Professional Service Liens

  • January 27th, 2019
  • W. Jay Brown
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  In December of 2018, the Michigan Construction Lien Act  (CLA) was amended to provide protection for certain design professionals. The CLA now provides specific lien rights and procedures for creating and perfecting lien rights for professional services in the…

Michigan’s Natural Flow Doctrine

Michigan’s Natural Flow Doctrine

  • June 24th, 2017
  • W. Jay Brown
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  This weekend’s major flooding in Midland Michigan is sure to raise lots of questions regarding drainage between neighbors.  Michigan subscribes to the “natural flow” doctrine which provides that higher elevation properties have a natural right to drain its water…