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International contracts: Drafting considerations

April 1, 2024

When drafting domestic contracts, lawyers need to have a good understanding of the client’s business and the underlying transaction in order to properly allocate and mitigate attendant risks.

Read more at Michigan Bar Journal

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AG Nessel Warns Renters, Homebuyers of Fraudulent Real Estate Ads

March 28, 2024

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has issued a new consumer alert, Real Estate Scams – How to Avoid Being Taken in by Fake Listings to educate renters and homebuyers on how to avoid property scams, spurred by recent reports. Fraudulent real estate listings often advertise properties that don't exist, are not for sale or rent, or are not what they appear to be.

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Visa, Mastercard settle long-running antitrust suit over swipe fees with merchants

March 26, 2024
Visa and Mastercard announced a major settlement with U.S. merchants on Tuesday, potentially ending nearly two decades of litigation over the fees charged every time a credit or debit card is used in a store or restaurant.
The deal would lower and cap the fees charged by Visa and Mastercard and allow small businesses to collectively bargain for rates with the payment processors in a similar way that the large merchants do on their own now.
Read more at ABC News

Tennessee becomes first state to pass a law protecting musicians against AI

March 25, 2024

The move makes Tennessee, long known as the birthplace of country music and the launchpad for musical legends, the first state in the U.S. to enact such measures. Supporters say the goal is to ensure that AI tools cannot replicate an artist's voice without their consent. The bill goes into effect July 1.

Read more at CBS News

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