Columns

Jamaican Breakfast

February 22, 2017

One of the things I love about travel is trying the local cuisine. When I’m lucky, I get to try foods I’ve never tasted, or even heard of. A recent trip to Jamaica found me doing just that. Yes, there was the ubiquitous jerk chicken and Red Stripe ...

Court of Appeals expands scope of WPA

February 22, 2017

by Wayne Krueger Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis and Gotting P.C. A recent Court of Appeals (COA) interpretation of the Michigan Whistleblowers’ Pro-tection Act (WPA) has significant ramifications for attorneys.  In McNeil-Marks v Mid Michigan Medical ...

Extending 'One-Year-Back Rule' will decrease litigation, benefit everyone

February 22, 2017

by Stephen H. Sinas Attorney and 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 citizens: ...

My Turn: Remembering 2009: an inauguration like no other

February 22, 2017

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News Depending on your political perspective, January 20 was the dawning of a new conservative era in the U.S. or the onset of a four-year reign that could redefine our democracy in uncertain terms. For supporters of the president-elect, ...

Immigration case will be heard by United States Supreme Court

February 22, 2017

by Mike Carlin Should a lawful permanent resident of the United States be deported as a result of a conviction for conduct that is perfectly legal in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and under federal law? We think not. I first met Juan Esquivel Quintana ...

Bloomfield Hills eminent domain lawyer stands tall as ever more

February 22, 2017

Column by Tom Kirvan Legal News Darius Dynkowski isn’t one to name-drop, but if he was . . . How about Frank Sinatra for starters? Then there was the time that he rubbed elbows with boxing great Muhammad Ali, in his prime perhaps the best-known sports ...