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License Fee Changes Are Being Applied Retroactively (Updated 1/4)

December 29, 2011


FYI: It appears that the changes announced just over a week ago are being applied retroactively. We received a Notice of Deficiency for an application that was submitted in November.  The notice states that the processing of our application has been suspended until the fees are paid in accordance with the changes announced December 19th.  Based on this, […]

Changes in MLCC Fees

December 20, 2011


Yesterday, MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney announced a significant change in the handling of application fees for a new license or transfer. Effective immediately, all fees are due at the time of the initial application.  This includes not only the inspection fee, but also any other related fees (e.g. the $600 transfer fee for a Class […]

Changes in Washington State

December 16, 2011


At a public meeting with MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney, we heard word that the Governor’s office has not ruled out pursuing an option similar to that recently adopted in Washington – complete privatization of liquor sales in Michigan.  While we pass no opinion on the matter at this time, all members of the three-tier system […]

Good News for the Fuel Pumps!

December 14, 2011


Stariha & Brower, PLC are pleased to announce a recent Circuit Court decision in favor of our client. Licensees (or hopeful licensees) with fuel pumps at their location know how difficult it can be to meet the requirements of the so-called “Meijer Bill” (MCL 436.1541).  For a location to meet the requirement of 436.1541(1)(a)(ii), it […]