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"The Sexiest Diet Alive"

December 7, 2016

This week’s People magazine features their annual winner of the “Sexiest Man Alive.” This year it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former wrestling star, and now the highest paid actor in the world. Sure, Rock is a nice piece ...

The doctrine of functus officio

December 7, 2016

by Wiliam D. Gilbride, Jr., Esq. One area of the law that has recently received some noteworthy attention is the arbitration doctrine of functus officio.  The doctrine of functus officio provides that an arbitrator’s duties are generally discharged ...

The transition of family business to impact economy in years ahead

December 7, 2016

by Mark E. Kellogg Every day, for approximately the next 15 years, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65. This phenomenon is currently having, and will continue to have, a significant impact on our country in a number of areas, including on the family business ...

Preparing for a Winning Mediation

December 7, 2016

by Robert E.L. Wright Mediation is increasingly gaining acceptance as the preferred method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Michigan courts. In my law school days, there were no courses on ADR, let alone on preparing for mediation. While mediation ...

PREMi hits a home run with judges and one Supreme Court justice

December 7, 2016

by Richard L. Hurford, Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services On August 5, 2016, the Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi) orchestrated an ADR program in Traverse City that was simply amazing.  The program, which received rave reviews, ...

The "Smart" of compromise in mediation

December 7, 2016

by Earlene Baggett-Hayes, The Law and Resolution Center PLLC The use of compromise in settling disputes has been debated for decades. In one regard, there are those who feel that compromise is the savior for conflict resolution. On the other hand, there are ...