Columns

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

December 1, 2022

By 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 which needs to be decided. That race, in Georgia, pits incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock against his Republican ...

COMMENTARY: AG Merrick Garland's appointment of special counsel delays blame game

December 1, 2022

By 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 ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

December 1, 2022

Butzel is growing with the addition of labor and employment attorney Blaine Veldhuis. He is a senior attorney based in the firm’s Troy office and a member of Butzel’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Veldhuis focuses his practice on defending ...

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

December 1, 2022

By William D. 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, unappealable arbitration. Over the years, several ground rules for this inquiry have ...

COMMENTARY: Attorney referees play an important role for the courts

December 1, 2022

By Marie E. Matyjaszek What exactly is an Attorney Referee at the Friend of the Court (FOC)? Much like the general public, we are people just like you (except with J.D.s and an overwhelming desire to wear black and white striped jerseys). Attorney referees ...

COMMENTARY: Herd instinct still prevalent in news world

December 1, 2022

By Berl Falbaum Someone once observed that reporters are like birds on a telephone wire.  When one sits, they all sit.  When one flies, they all do—and in the same direction. (To political junkies:  The essence of this observation is ...