Columns

AG Garland's appointment of special counsel delays blame game

December 8, 2022

Berl Falbaum  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland blinked. Charged with investigating Donald Trump’s role in the January 6 insurrection and if any crimes were committed by the former president taking top secret papers to Mar-a-Lago, Garland appointed ...

ABA Ethics Committee on copying clients on emails to opposing counsel

December 8, 2022

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires In past columns, I’ve addressed the many issues encountered when lawyers use electronic forms of communication. Among them are the host of security and ethical issues encountered when lawyers use email to communicate ...

Mediators offer perspectives on probate and trust resolution

December 8, 2022

Edmund J. Sikorski, Jr. and RandolPH?T. Barker When probate and trust issues arise, mediation is superior to litigation for resolving disputes. Mediation affords clients more control and involvement in the dispute resolution process; is more cost-effective; ...

In Lichon, the Michigan Supreme Court changed the test for the scope or arbitration

December 8, 2022

William Gilbride, Jr. An age-old inquiry in ADR is under what circumstances must a party’s legal claims be dismissed from court and heard and decided in binding, un-appealable arbitration.  Over the years, several ground rules for this inquiry ...

Walker's bid for U.S. Senate full of hot air

December 8, 2022

Berl Falbaum Now that we can breathe a little bit easier given the election results, we should not forget that we still have one U.S. Senate race that needs to be decided. That race, in Georgia, pits incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock against his Republican ...

'Consensus' is a hard act to understand in '12 Angry Men'

December 8, 2022

Samuel Damren This is the final commentary in a three-part series on “12 Angry Men” and Phil Rosenzweig’s recent book “Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men.”  The focus in this commentary is on building consensus. In ...