Deposit Law Bottles Up Recycling Efforts

By Mark Naida, The Detroit News // mnaida@detroitnews.com   Unlike many states, Michigan’s roads and waterways are not festooned with pop cans and beer bottles. The comparative cleanness of our public spaces is a direct result of the passage of Michigan’s bottle deposit law in 1976. What began as an anti-littering measure has become an…

2018 Year End Tax Strategies and Planning Ideas

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* As we approach the holiday season, Denha & Associates is excited to share another set of end-of-year estate planning tips. Here, we take a look at charitable contributions, asset protection, changes to 529 (education savings) Plans, disposal of digital assets (e.g. that Instagram account you forgot about), considerations for…

FDA Seeks E-Cigarette Ban

NACS urges its members to contact the agency regarding its ban of certain e-cigarette products sold at convenience stores By NACS Online // November 12, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce this week a sweeping ban on the sales of certain e-cigarette products at convenience…

Chicago Files Suit Against Online E-Cig Companies

Lawsuits says that the companies are selling product to underage Chicagoans By NACS Online // November 14, 2018   CHICAGO – The Windy City filed suit against eight online sellers of electronic cigarettes yesterday, fulfilling a campaign promise made by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Tribunereports. The re-elected mayor said the online retailers are selling…