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COMMENTARY: How to get most out of Friend of the Court

October 20, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Every Friend of the Court (FOC) is a little different, but overall the mission is the same – to look out for the best interests of the children in the court system. I’m going to give some pointers on how you can get the ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Canned goods in bomb shelters

October 20, 2017

By Nick Roumel 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 ...

TAKING STOCK: Sears and Coke

October 20, 2017

by Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: Sears finally reported a profit last May—$2.28 a share. My stockbroker had me buy 1,000 shares in early June at $7 because he thought Sears had turned the corner to profitability. He insists Sears will trade in the low ...

Expert Witness: Behavioral economics in the factors of production

October 20, 2017

By John F. Sase Gerard J. Senick, general editor Julie Gale Sase, copyeditor “In present popular usage, soul, and mind are not clearly differentiated and some people, more or less consciously, still feel that the soul, and perhaps the mind, may enter ...

Expert Witness: Challenging the forensic interview

October 20, 2017

By Michael G. Brock “There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative. If this belief is put to the test, one can count on the students’ ...

ELDER LAW ALERT: A family affair

October 20, 2017

By Alan Polack Here we have two published Michigan Court of Appeals decisions involving the same family.  The cases are In Re Brody Living Trust, Court of Appeals No. 330871 and In Re Conservatorship of RHEA Brody, Court of Appeals No. 332994. The ...