Columns

How to be popular

July 20, 2016

Unless one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot, I had assumed it would be foolhardy to offer my guests lobster. Until I saw those cheap tails, wagging at me from the grocer’s freezer. Then I schemed a way to look like Thurston Howell without dipping into ...

Clear and Convincing

July 20, 2016

Interview with Julie Fershtman, Lawyer-Blogger Julie Fershtman, former SBM president and attorney with Foster Swift, writes a blog on equine law. She has been blogging since 2011 and writes about twice a month. She speaks on how blogging has improved her writing ...

Dangers will lurk in the new frontier

July 20, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Before last week’s “Brexit” vote, there were a record 1,810 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Topping the list, of course, is Bill Gates, whose worth was pegged last spring at ...

Detroit's economic fortunes won't get a kick out of subsidizing a new soccer stadium

July 20, 2016

By Christopher C. Douglas, Ph.D., Soccer Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores have recently floated the idea of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Detroit. The initial plan for the team’s new stadium was to place it on the site of the unfinished Wayne County ...

What the hell is orange wine? or "Orange is the New Pink"

July 20, 2016

I am enjoying sunny Los Angeles for a seminar, to the extent that one can enjoy LA without seeing the La Brea Tar Pits. After a hard day of continuing legal education, followed by a grueling outdoor reception, I went with some colleagues to a local establishment. ...

'Paws' and think before you leave Buddy in the car

July 20, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek As I am constantly pulling objects out of my puppy’s mouth, it’s a safe bet to say that I think about dogs a lot lately.  And sadly, I’ve seen quite a few reports of people leaving animals (including K-9 officers) ...