Columns

Where are you with disaster preparedness and recovery planning?

March 16, 2017

Edward Poll BridgeTower Media Newswires 911. Three numbers that, until 2001, gave most of us peace of mind if we were dealing with an emergency. Someone breaks into your home? Call 911. Someone is hurt and needs an ambulance? Call 911. The house is on fire? ...

Is a provision of Michigan's Civil Rights Act unconstitutional?

March 16, 2017

Louis 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 on the ...

Mediator-arbitrator conduct after arbitration and mediation

March 16, 2017

 Lee Hornberger An interesting decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the ethical challenges posed by long standing, close relationships between attorneys and the arbitrators and mediators they select. Hartman v Hartman, unpublished opinion ...

Voice and delivery are key in the courtroom

March 16, 2017

 Hon. Dennis Saylor and Daniel Small What you say in a courtroom is important. But so is how you say it. Your delivery, no less than the content, should help persuade the jury. Confidence and conviction A trial lawyer needs to appear confident in order ...

What to do if you're a victim of data breach

March 16, 2017

Mark Hynes If your business has been the victim of a data security breach, you will need to follow the breach notification requirements in Michigan's Identity Theft Protection Act. You should consider these steps: Step. 1: Determine what harm may result ...

Parenting time schedules and best interests of the child

March 16, 2017

Henry?Gorbein In Michigan we are governed by the best interests of the child statute which looks at 12 factors for the court to follow when there is a child custody or parenting time dispute. In the vast majority of divorces or paternity cases where custody ...