Columns

Gender inequality persists at law firms, new report says

November 15, 2019

By Louis Krauss BridgeTower Media Newswires   Women have increased their numbers in the legal profession over the last 40 years, but many still report gender-related issues hampering their careers – including everything from offensive comments in ...

Firearm-makers may finally decide it's in their interest to help reduce gun violence after Sandy Hook ruling

November 15, 2019

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) — Mass shootings have become a routine occurrence in America. Gun-makers have long refused to take responsibility for their role in this epidemic. That may be about to change. The U.S. ...

The seasonal risk of mutual funds: Capital gain distributions

November 15, 2019

David Peartree and Patricia Foster BridgeTower Media Newswires Mutual funds have many virtues, and a few serious flaws. One such flaw is their propensity to bleed investment returns due to their inherent tax inefficiency. This is a problem that manifests itself ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

November 15, 2019

Secrest Wardle Secrest Wardle is proud to announce that five of the firm's attorneys have been named to the "2020 Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit" list by DBusiness magazine. All five attorneys recognized practice out of Secrest Wardle's headquarters ...

A closer look at breath ­testing in DWIs

November 15, 2019

Edward L. Fiandach, BridgeTower Media Newswires I read with great interest the thorough and well-researched piece appearing in the New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 3, regarding DWI breath testing and recent challenges concerning software and mechanical issues. ...

What you really need to know about ­Michigan charter schools

November 15, 2019

Ben DeGrow, Mackinac Center for Public Policy A recent MLive article claimed to offer “Everything you need to know about Michigan’s charter schools.” It didn’t do that, and worse, offered faulty data that leads readers to see charters ...