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The Firm: All that glitters is not subject to employment laws

August 1, 2014

By Edward Poll The Daily Record Newswire What do glitter, unpainted wooden hearts, colored Popsicle sticks and lawyers have in common? No, this isn’t a tired lawyer joke that pokes fun at the legions of attorneys dedicated to helping their clients navigate ...

One Perspective: Why is there so much money in politics?

August 1, 2014

By David Strom The Daily Record Newswire Nobody I know thinks that there is too little special interest money in politics. In fact, politicians and citizens complain about it all the time — although every time anybody tries to do anything about it, ...

On Point: MEA upset at having to follow state law

August 1, 2014

By Audrey Spalding Mackinac Center for Public Policy By some accounts, the Mackinac Center has committed terrible offenses in recent months. The most egregious, according to the Michigan Education Association, was letting teachers know that they are no longer ...

Under Analysis: Litigation lessons - Size matters: Some

August 1, 2014

By Mark Levison The Levison Group It may be fashionable to say lawyers are a bunch of abrasive, rude, arrogant know-it-alls. It may even be true at some point for most of us. But you know lawyers are people, and as a species, none of us are perfect. In fact, ...

Law Life: How to choose a patent attorney

August 1, 2014

By Bernadette Starzee The Daily Record Newswire Patent law is a very specialized category within the intellectual property arena, one with constant updates and unique nuances. Companies must take care to choose a patent attorney with expertise in their industry ...

Legal View: The psychology of mediation

August 1, 2014

By Scott H. Harris The Daily Record Newswire “Tom, we’ve got mediation in 10 days. What are the chances you can get this one wrapped up? My CEO is on me about the $250,000 in defense costs and the lack of progress he thinks we’ve made. When ...