Columns

The most interesting cook in the world

July 29, 2015

Last night I was explaining to my daughter the concept of the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” the brilliant Dos Equis beer ad campaign. (I am convinced that the creative geniuses of our generation are, by necessity, in advertising instead ...

Weed and work just don?t mix

July 29, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek    It’s Sunday morning and you are looking forward to a day off of work.  You wake up and your back is just killing you – must be that disc problem doctors say that they simply can’t fix.  ...

Auto insurance reforms a good start

July 29, 2015

By Dr. Gary L. Wolfram With Senate Bill 248 the Michigan Legislature is attempting to address a number of problems with the auto insurance market in the state. Michigan’s no-fault system creates misaligned incentives, resulting in auto insurance rates ...

A 'grand' juror whiffs when court duty calls

July 29, 2015

Some day, perhaps within hours of this missive being published, I expect to be summoned for jury duty. I have longed for the opportunity and have been puzzled that seemingly everyone around me – son, sisters, nephews, friends, colleagues, and neighbors ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: What's in a name?

July 29, 2015

I am an open-minded individual, who does not judge a book by its cover. However, I do judge a restaurant by its name. For example, there is a place in Ann Arbor called the Slurping Turtle. For a long time, I refused to go in there, derisively calling it the ...

Consumers should avoid DIY legal work

July 29, 2015

By Philip J. Curtis Often, our job as lawyers involves fixing problems after the fact, as opposed to our preferred approach of proactively planning and documenting transactions. Most of the time, do-it-yourself (DIY) issues arise because someone used a fill-in-the-blank ...