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MY TURN: World Series photo left an impression on national pastime

July 3, 2020

For two long downtrodden baseball franchises, the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs was billed as an epic matchup of two rustbelt teams that featured enough intriguing storylines to momentarily divert attention from the presidential ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Innovation produces surprising benefits

July 3, 2020

Video conferencing and narrative witness statements in commercial arbitration By Jerome F. Rock As an Arbitrator, I have long encouraged the use of Narrative or Written Witness Statements as a vehicle for introducing the direct testimony of witnesses under ...

COMMENTARY: It's time to rededicate ourselves to perfecting the U.S. for good of all

July 3, 2020

By Judge Michael Warren Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year and is at its lowest point since the poll began. Some 42 percent are extremely proud, 21 percent are very proud, 15 percent ...

Legal People ...

July 3, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently apointed  William J. Runco to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Commission. Runco is currently a commissioner with the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Commission, having been appointed in 2019. He previously ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Bob Goes Greek

July 3, 2020

One of my favorite Dad jokes involves a Middle Eastern appetizer and a used car salesman. You know the one. Guy goes to a dealership, kicks a few tires and then Bob comes hustling over. You all know Bob: he’s the ex-high school football player with ...

MY TURN: It was a 'Wild Ride' indeed for a stately thoroughbred farm

July 3, 2020

For sports-starved fans everywhere, last Saturday featured an honest-to-goodness live TV event, the running of the Belmont Stakes, traditionally the third leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Tradition, unfortunately, has taken a decided beating in ...