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

November 24, 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

November 24, 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 ...

Profanity-laced 'comedy' is no laughing matter

November 24, 2022

Berl Falbaum Reader discretion advised: If you are not bothered or offended by the vulgarity in our entertainment culture, don’t read this column. This warning follows an alert broadcast recently at the start of the program honoring Jon Stewart, the ...

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

November 24, 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 ...

Long 'Journey' of 'Angry Men' is a master class

November 24, 2022

Samuel Damren This is the second commentary in a series on “12 Angry Men.” The focus of this commentary and the next will be the group dynamics identified in the drama by author Phil Rosenzweig in “Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry ...

Author rang the alarm bells many years ago

November 24, 2022

Berl Falbaum “A society does not have to go mad for its representatives to adopt policies of madness.  A new flood of events, unexpected, alarming, and badly understood, can seep open the door of power to men and forces whose true natures are not ...