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May It Please the Palate: "In-N-Out, Pittsburgh Style"

July 22, 2016

Shockingly, I had never been to an In-N-Out. Until today. There are many reasons to love this legendary, California-based fast food burger chain. They have been family owned since 1948. They’ve paid their workers higher than minimum wage, with medical ...

A man who championed Detroit's Olympic dreams

July 22, 2016

 By Tom Kirvan Legal News With the Summer Olympics less than a month away, officials with the International Olympic Committee undoubtedly wish they could have a do-over of their 2009 decision to award the quadrennial event to Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian ...

"The Art of Making Bread"

July 22, 2016

I have a friend who owns a bakery. He once told me that making bread is not so much a science as it is an art. He explained, with some frustration, “I can make it with the exact same ingredients, in the exact same way, but it will never turn out the ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: Why it matters during mediation

July 22, 2016

by Sheldon Stark Meditator and Arbitrator Consider the range of emotions parties sometimes experience as they become embroiled in litigation:  frustration, regret, self-doubt, aggravation, anger, bitterness, depression, anxiety, disappointment, vulnerability, ...

Why we need trust, how we build/ destroy it, part II: Trust Busters

July 22, 2016

by Antoinette Raheem (This is continued from last Friday’s Grand Rapids Legal News, in which the author  gave a number of reasons why trust is essential in ADR, and talked about trust- worthiness of “The Apology.”) TRUST BUSTERS     ...

Why we need trust and how we can build or destroy it, part I

July 22, 2016

by Antoinette Raheem TRUST IS ESSENTIAL IN ANY RESOLUTION I, and I know many other mediators, believe trust is essential in any negotiation or mediation. (In this article I will use the term negotiation to encompass both negotiation and mediation, since ...