Columns

Food for the large game

February 10, 2017

It is possible you were one of 111,000,000 people who recently watched a special televised contest. While it was memorable for the winning team’s remarkable comeback, what makes the Super Bowl truly amazing is the National Football League’s hyper-aggressive ...

Imputation Part II - what you need to know

February 10, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek This article follows my previous one about imputation that was printed January 5. It will continue looking at the Michigan Child Support Formula (MCSF) 2017 imputation factors found in §2.01(G), and examine the remaining factors ...

When a pink slip turns a bizarre shade of gray

February 10, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A year ago, an article in a Sunday edition of The New York Times caught my eye. It was titled, “Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired.” For those workers who have been on – or perilously close to ...

"Empathy" at the Mediation Table

February 10, 2017

Understanding another Person’s Point of View:  A Fundamental Tool of Communication By Hon. William J. Caprathe (Ret.) “Empathy,” when used appropriately is truly amazing. It strengthens and enriches our understanding of others, and ...

What trained mediators can learn from the Boy Scouts

February 10, 2017

By Edmund J. Sikorski Jr.  Most problems encountered in any endeavor come from lack of preparation. In the context of mediated case resolution, there are two separate but inter-related and inter-dependent preparation activities simultaneously in play. ...

Extending the "One-Year-Back Rule" will decrease no-fault litigation and benefit everyone

February 10, 2017

By Stephen H. Sinas, Attorney & Shareholder Sinas Dramis Law Firm As the state Legislature debates changing the Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance Act, there is one simple revision that will vastly improve the no-fault insurance system for all Michigan ...