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The root of mediation impasse in monetary claims: case valuation

June 8, 2018

 By Ed Sikorski Jr. “Settling or mediating a case is, among other things, a process for agreeing on the value of the claim. Impasse often occurs because the parties do not agree on the value of the case” Laura Kaster: On Impasse. The focus ...

A 5-mile span that has stood the test of time

June 8, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief This week, as VIPs from across the state convene for the Mackinac Policy Con­ference on Mackinac Island, the late Senator Prentiss Brown would be smiling if he were there. The conference, in fact, probably should ...

Counselor's Corner: Addiction and Freedom

June 8, 2018

Fred Cavaiani According to James H. Berry, an addiction psychiatrist, “64,000 people died in 2016 from drug overdose. Since 2008, more Americans die each year from overdoses than from car accidents and firearms. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million ...

The Elusive Chicken Recipe

June 8, 2018

False memories are a thing. We lawyers know that eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Psychologists have been able to plant false childhood memories in subjects with relative ease. And things I am convinced were once true, are probably not. Take ...

This 'Rose' sports thorn for veterans

June 8, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Having just celebrated Memorial Day, I thought it was fitting to write an article on Veterans’ benefits.  In the U.S. Supreme Court case Charlie Rose v. Barbara Rose, 481 US 619 (1987), Charlie argued against his Veterans’ ...

Counselor's Corner: Make the world a better place

June 8, 2018

Fred Cavaiani Another school shooting. So painful. We all feel so helpless.  Many give quick solutions to this painful experience which happens so often in our country.  We want to blame something or somebody.  Of course, no one seems to want ...