Columns

Masters in the State of Michigan

April 16, 2018

Gene J. Esshaki With the advent of email communications and electronic document storage, even a simple business dispute can generate an extraordinary number of documents during discovery. When you add in cloud storage, where the number of documents that can ...

Foster care - through the eyes of a child

April 16, 2018

Hon. Darlene A. O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court What a pleasure to be in the audience as retired Judge William Thorne discussed our child welfare system. Judge Thorne served as a tribal court judge in numerous states, a trial court judge in Utah ...

The fish we eat

April 16, 2018

The Great Lakes are immediately recognizable to Michiganders, who are lucky enough to border four of them. I have a framed satellite image of these beauties, five familiar patches of deep blue on a bronze leaf background. They are the largest connected body ...

Juvenile justice shouldn't create lifelong obstacles for youngsters

April 16, 2018

Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center for Public Policy Minors are treated quite differently from adults when it comes to breaking the law in Michigan, in ways many people don’t know. Minors are detained separately, prosecuted differently and offered more opportunities ...

Brothers worked 'hard' and 'smart' on farm

April 16, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It was nearly a quarter-century ago when I journeyed out to an agricultural jewel south of Ann Arbor to weave a story on the two brothers who dedicated their lives to polishing that gem. Howard and Kelven Braun were ...

Copyright, a musician's stock in trade

April 16, 2018

Brad Frazer BridgeTower Media Newswires Music is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. The engine behind this monstrous financial machine is not, principally, the sale of goods or services as would be the case in a typical industry. A musician’s ...