Columns

Who is bound to an agreement to arbitrate?

January 17, 2018

by William D. Gilbride, Jr., Esq. In some circumstances, non-signatories to agreements mandating arbitration can be compelled to have their complaints decided in arbitration.  This article describes five situations in which a non-signatory to the arbitration ...

The echoes of a crisis still heard to this day

January 17, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News He was deep in Africa, deeper than most people realized. He was in Malawi, a far-flung country that nobody will ever mistake for a resort destination. It is a little known African nation, negligible in size and surrounded by Mozambique, ...

'Sacred role' of judiciary should not be jeopardized by threats

January 17, 2018

by Judge Michael Warren Editor’s Note: This guest opinion refers to the recent controversy when Oakland County Circuit Court Karen McDonald sent a mother to jail for refusing to have her son vaccinated. The author is also an Oakland County Circuit Court ...

My Turn: An unlikely case that turned into a 'deadly' switch

January 17, 2018

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News Laughs have been in short supply of late, due in large part to a series of natural disasters followed by a shooting rampage that may have given even the staunchest 2nd Amendment defenders pause for reflection. Those tragedies ...

TV documentary brings long ago war into focus

January 17, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News For much of the past week, while many have been alarmed by rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, others have been riveted by a history lesson being played out on PBS in a 10-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and his ...

Transgender equality: coming soon to a school bathroom or locker room near you

January 17, 2018

by Kara Rozin Clark Hill On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued a letter withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance reflected in the May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter on Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) enforcement ...