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COMMENTARY: Is justice harmed by court clerks offering help to pro se litigants?

December 13, 2019

By Aaron Kahn Every profession has its own dirty little secrets. Used car salesmen know when they sell a car, there is no need to mention that the exhaust pipe is hanging on with a twisted coat hanger, they are protected by the "As Is" agreement. ...

MY TURN: A neighbor who knew ins and outs of being neighborly

December 13, 2019

A former boss, who for years guided a chain of award-winning newspapers across Southeastern Michigan, was a keen observer of societal trends and how they impact our daily lives. Particularly as it pertains to being neighborly. Before the advent of cookie-cutter ...

NERDWALLET: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving

December 13, 2019

By Courtney Jespersen NerdWallet Check the calendar. No, this isn't a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it's coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: December generosity

December 13, 2019

Christmas is coming. The lights are shining brightly. Colorful wreaths and trees are all around us. Stores are filled with shoppers. Lower prices for gifts attract us to shop. The Salvation Army is out with their dedicated bell ringers seeking donations ...

NERDWALLET: Holiday money-saving strategies that can backfire

December 13, 2019

By Bev O'Shea NerdWallet Holiday marketers have your number, and they know how to entice you to spend. You try to rein it in. But two favorite strategies can lead to spending more, according to a 2018 survey by the Center for the New Middle Class, a research ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

December 13, 2019

Attorneys Jamie Lynn McCutcheon and Michael A. Osman recently joined the Transportation Law Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney. A member of the firm's Detroit office, McCutcheon focuses her practice on the defense of first- and third-party auto liability cases ...