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Michigan COA affirms enforcement of mediated settlement agreement in custody case

February 14, 2019

Lee Hornberger The Michigan Court of Appeals recently increased the flexibility of what parents can agree upon in mediation. Rettig v Rettig, 322 Mich App 750; 912 NW2d 877 (2018). Rettig is the most recent Michigan Court of Appeals published decision concerning ...

A court 'tale of a taillight'

February 14, 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 ...

Creating value propositions

February 14, 2019

Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires What’s a value proposition? It’s what you are offering to provide in exchange for your fee. Your value proposition is your service, product or the experience of working with you. It’s not ...

Court: online anonymity doesn't shield lawyers from ethical obligations

February 14, 2019

By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water-cooler conversations have been affected ...

What to get the legal writer who has everything

February 14, 2019

Karen Ciano BridgeTower Media Newswires In December, Santa dropped off an immense summary judgment brief just in time for the holidays—a great excuse to stay indoors and a chance to test out some technological assists for busy writers. Readers, may I ...

Pre-suit mediation?when and how to do it, what to expect

February 14, 2019

Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr. The history of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Michigan reveals that MCR 2.410 and MCR 2.411 were first introduced into procedural jurisprudence in 1998 and subsequently adopted in 1999. Case Evaluation, MCR 2.403, was part ...