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Tipping

December 6, 2017

I decided I had enough when I received my bill at one of my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants. There was the total, and the familiar line for a gratuity - but then something underneath that I had never seen before. “Optional: leave something extra for your ...

Court rulings land defendant in the doghouse

December 6, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Have you ever told someone something, and then had to explain that what you said wasn’t what you really meant?  Louisiana defendant Warren Demesme knows that feeling all too well. Two years ago, Demesme, who had been accused ...

Is any other part of the Arancini edible?

December 6, 2017

*(Or, simply, “Arancini” if you don’t want to go with the PG-13 Title) There I was, at yet another fundraiser, with the usual array of tired hors d’oeuvres, forgotten at the end of the room. Nonetheless, having not eaten dinner, I ...

Historic Moments in Negotiation

December 6, 2017

By  Lee Hornberger Introduction History provides us with lessons on how to be better peacemakers. To help us better understand and learn from these lessons, we will go from a small village in rural Virginia in 1865; to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1954; to ...

'Sacred role' of judiciary jeopardized by threats

December 6, 2017

By Judge Michael Warren One of the defining characteristics of our free republic is our strong adherence to the rule of law. President John F. Kennedy insightfully observed that, “Our nation is founded on the principle that observance of the law is ...

Getting the most out of Friend of the Court

December 6, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Dealing with your Friend of the Court (FOC) may not be number one on your bucket list of life goals.  Hopefully these tips will help you achieve the best result in your FOC case. The FOC provides both parenting time and child support ...