Columns

The death of the 'Tea Time' lady

August 15, 2019

R. Marc Kantrowitz Bridgetower Media Newswires She was so deathly afraid of the water that she wouldn’t take baths, preferring to shower instead. She did not know how to swim nor did she care to learn. How then did she come to drown in four feet of ultra-calm ...

A survival guide to divorce

August 15, 2019

Andrea Badalucco Foster Swift Collins &?Smith PC Are you thinking of filing for divorce? Or perhaps you were suddenly handed divorce papers and are now being pushed into ending your marriage? Whether it was your idea to divorce or not, the road ahead can ...

Late magistrate beat the 'drum' for good causes

August 15, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A decade ago at a Straker Bar Association event, I was privileged to meet A. Kay Stanfield Spinks, who was nearing the final days of her career as a magistrate with the 46th District Court in Southfield. She had spent ...

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

August 15, 2019

Amanda Dernovshek and Taylor Gast Foster Swift Collins &?Smith PC The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted in 1998 and was created to address concerns with the online collection of children’s personal information. Recently, ...

Impending divorce puts winner in bind

August 15, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek To most people, winning the lottery is a dream come true. You may have a lot more “friends” than you used to, but winners are thrilled to be able to share their good fortune with loved ones and enrich their family’s ...

Electronic signature sufficient for supporting deposition

August 15, 2019

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires During the course of conducting research for the annual update to the book I co-author with Judge Karen Morris, “Criminal Law in New York,” I often come across cases that offer an interesting take on ...