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Have Some Shrimp Tuckos, Bucko!

July 19, 2017

 By Nick Roumel Among my mother’s many endearing qualities was mispronouncing words in a way that nobody else did. Steel mill was “Still meal.” Hummus was “hum, moose!” And taco was “tucko.” Not that we ever ...

Judge earned his 'legendary' status on the bench

July 19, 2017

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News Judge earned his ‘legendary’ status on the bench On the eve of his retirement three years ago, U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. fondly recalled “the journey surrounding his appointment to the federal ...

ADR Spotlight: Concensus decision-making is a new way of making public policy

July 19, 2017

by Phillip Schaedler             Phillip A. Schaedler, Attorney at Law Many people are familiar with the concept of interest based negotiation which is widely used in public school, postal service ...

Chinese Eggplant

July 19, 2017

By Nick Roumel Nacht and Roumel, PC, Ann Arbor There was tension at the vegetable party. The Italian eggplant was drunk. Swaying his fat hips, he stumbled his way to where the slim, lovely Chinese eggplant was sipping a Jasmine tea. “Hey! Paisan! Goombah!” ...

My Turn: Crossword constructor makes it big in The New York Times

July 19, 2017

by Tom Kirvan Legal News 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 constructors,” ...

Attorney goes to bat for clients suffering from personal injuries

July 19, 2017

by Louis B. Eble Louis B. Eble, PLLC 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 ...