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Top six appellate tips

June 28, 2017

By Kimberlee A. Hillock, Willingham & Coté, P.C (1) Attach the entire deposition transcript in summary disposition motions. When an attorney is intimately familiar with a case, the attorney may think that only 1 or 2 pages from the transcript need ...

Loukamades

June 28, 2017

“So Nick, what is a good Greek dessert to make for a large group of people, if you want to reach a little further than baklava?” – Laurel and Pam Thank you for your question, Laurel and Pam, which you sent me today via Facebook Messenger ...

She was a gem to the very end of a storied life

June 28, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Nearly a decade ago next week, a bright light dimmed in my world with the loss of the family matriarch. Her passing, at age 89, was a jolt, even if it had been expected for weeks as lung disease robbed her of the ability ...

What "The Blind Men and the Elephant" can teach us about perspective at the mediation table

June 28, 2017

By Sheldon J. Stark Mediator and Arbitrator Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties.  Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were ...

Who gets to plan your funeral? It depends

June 28, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When you die, there is a pecking order as far as who gets to decide the details surrounding your funeral.  You may be thinking, “what do I care?  I’ll be dead!” but plenty of Michigan funeral directors have ...

Judge earned his 'legendary' status on bench

June 28, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief On the eve of his retirement three years ago, U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. fondly recalled “the journey surrounding his appointment to the federal bench in 1978 by then President Jimmy Carter. Cook, ...