Columns

Canned goods in bomb shelters

February 15, 2018

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...

Four factors for lawyers seeking the right mediator

February 15, 2018

Thomas M. Maffei Christopher Blazejewski The amount of time and effort that lawyers put into finding the right mediator to resolve an important legal dispute should come as no surprise. Litigation is expensive and time-consuming, often taking years to get ...

Tax reform bill to affect many in the legal industry

February 15, 2018

By Thomas Franz BridgeTower Media NewsWires As federal officials passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, attorneys in many areas of the law began preparing their clients for changes they may see in the near future. Ramifications of the tax reform bill are ...

Charting a trip to the mountain top in a not-so-swift way

February 15, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Forty-three years ago, in what seemed to be a different life, I scaled one of the world’s great – and perhaps most recognizable – mountains. Such a feat, of course, now pales in comparison to the exploits ...

Changing when change is hard

February 15, 2018

Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Many people set  myriad noble goals at New Year and completely forget them by Feb. 1. Do you want this year to be different? Here’s a suggestion: Learn about the common challenges  that people ...

A full insurance life: David Dykhouse, 1936-2017

February 15, 2018

By Joseph Fink and Ryan Shannon Dickinson Wright PLLC David Dykhouse, who passed away in September in Petoskey, just shy of his 81st birthday, was a farm boy from the Midwest who came to be intensely interested in the regulation of the insurance industry. ...