Columns

Masters in the State of Michigan

April 18, 2018

by Gene J. Esshaki, Esq. Abbott Nicholson, P.C. With the advent of email communications and electronic document storage, even a simple business dispute can generate an extraordinary number of documents during discovery.  When you add in cloud storage, ...

Public broadband can help protect the open Internet, close digital divide

April 18, 2018

by Jay Stanley Senior Policy Analyst American Civil Liberties Union Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project When news came late last year that the Federal Communications Commission had removed all of its network neutrality protections, many Americans were ...

Through the eyes of a child

April 18, 2018

      By Judge Darlene A. O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court What a pleasure to be in the audience as retired Judge William Thorne discussed our child welfare system and its effect on our children. Judge Thorne hales from California ...

Former law dean views candidacy as road to 'change'

April 18, 2018

  In 2010 – long before the Russians, Facebook, and American elections seemingly became joined at the hip – Jocelyn Benson published a book, State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process. It would not become a New York Times ...

Involuntary martyrs for the Second Amendment

April 18, 2018

by Samuel C. Damren “A lie may achieve victory when truth is afraid of its own strength.  But there comes a time when truth refuses to die and takes up a sword.  From that day forward, the lie is doomed.” These are the words of Albert ...

Who is bound to an agreement to arbitrate?

April 18, 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 ...