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Callaloo Jamaican Style

March 22, 2017

One more recipe from Jamaica. It’s light and healthy and that’s exactly the problem with it. But first, what’s “Callaloo?” It’s basically stewed greens. I can’t figure out what greens, precisely. It’s one ...

Mediator-Arbitrator conduct after arbitration and mediation

March 22, 2017

By Lee Hornberger Introduction An interesting decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the ethical challenges posed by long standing, close relationships between attorneys and the arbitrators and mediators they select. Hartman v Hartman, unpublished ...

Crossword constructor makes grade

March 22, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In the wordsmith category, they are often unheralded artists, toiling across a literary landscape located down a puzzle-lined street where only the truly gifted reside. Collectively, they are known as “crossword ...

Is a provision of Michigan's Civil Rights Act unconstitutional?

March 22, 2017

By Louis Eble The Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1966 (“ELCRA”) is Michigan’s version of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, but with a broader scope of protection. The ELCRA prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, ...

Rotting fruit gets a second chance

March 22, 2017

I love having limes around. I use them in beverages, on poultry or seafood, and in various ethnic cooking. But invariably, the little buggers go bad before I can use them all up. It’s not just limes. According to CBS News, in North America, 24 percent ...

A mediator's perspective on probate and trust resolution

March 22, 2017

By Edmund J. Sikorski Jr.   This article is intended to build on previous articles enumerating the benefits of mediating probate and trust disputes by discussing the process from a mediator’s viewpoint, noting both best practices and common pitfalls ...