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MY TURN: Solemn ceremony served to solidify lifelong friendship

January 25, 2022

It was a friendship that traced its roots to the softball diamond, flourished while they were in the formative stages of their legal careers, and was in many respects highlighted by a profound swearing-in ceremony that cemented their bond on the federal bench ...

COMMENTARY: Attention turns to employee benefit plans as mental healthcare claims rise

January 25, 2022

By J.J. Conway As with any other form of litigation, the analysis for bringing an employee benefits lawsuit involves some weighing of the actual costs against the potential benefits. For individual litigants, benefit claims over smaller dollar amounts tend ...

COMMENTARY: Lying to the court - Not a brilliant idea in any legal respect

January 25, 2022

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When I first started practicing law, I assumed that the attorney/client confidentiality privilege would keep my clients honest with me. After all, it’s not like I could tell anyone what they said. However, I still found that they ...

OFF THE PRESS

January 25, 2022

The American Bar Association Business Law Section has published “D&O Guide to Cyber Governance: Fiduciary Duties in the Digital Age” which provides expert guidance and key actions for directors and officers on how to manage and govern cyber ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

January 25, 2022

Butzel attorney and shareholder Claudia Rast was a featured panelist during the (virtual) Michigan Cybersecurity Conference on January 21.  The topic was “The Power of a Functioning Incident Response Plan.” Rast, who chairs Butzel’s ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Where are you going?

January 25, 2022

I find myself listening to songs that inspired me many years ago: Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary. I then look up how old they are and I say to myself. "They are really old." So am I. They inspired ...