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A court 'tale of a taillight'

February 7, 2019

Sean Campbell I recently represented a client in a drunk driving trial in southern Michigan. As many veteran attorneys will tell you, defending a drunk driving trial can be a daunting task in this age of technology of dashcams and Breathalyzer results. This ...

From India to Greece

February 7, 2019

Except for my native Greek, no ethnic cuisine intrigues me like that of India. I am fortunate to live near a well-stocked Indian grocery, and I have spent many an idle time roaming the aisles, marveling at the aromatic spices and jars of Indian pickle, while ...

Alimony tax changes took effect on Jan. 1

February 7, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek For family law attorneys, 2019 is a year of change when it comes to spousal support.  Prior to January 1, 2019, a person who paid spousal support to his or her ex-wife or ex-husband had the ability to deduct the support paid on ...

Cannoli

February 7, 2019

We caught up with neighbors last night dining al fresco at a local Italian restaurant. After the meal, my friend had a hankering for cannoli, “with crushed pistachios at both ends.” “Al Fresco” is Sicilian for never sitting with your ...

Legal market remains hot for three-to-five-year associates, experts say

February 7, 2019

By Heather Cobun BridgeTower Media Newswires Associates with three to five years of experience continue to be in high demand and, despite usually falling into the often-maligned millennial generation, they aren’t behaving differently than their predecessors. The ...

Artist's gift keeps on giving

February 7, 2019

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Her epitaph was her way of life: “Here lies one doubly blessed. She was happy and she knew it.” I like that, just as I have always enjoyed each visit to her nature sanctuary on the Betsie River. It is a ...