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Judicial Review: Neighborhoods plus returning vets creates 'Neighborhood University'

February 23, 2015

By Ret. Judge Fred Mester Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this year said that there will be a reduction of forces in our military not seen since the end of World War II inclusive of the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan by the end of this year. There ...

Counselor's Corner: The response to violence

February 23, 2015

Fred Cavaiani The violent murders committed by the misguided ISIS extremists are very frightening. Whenever we hear about terrorist attacks upon innocent people we experience a sense of fear and anger. How can this happen today? How can anyone who believes ...

More regulations in works to police not-for-profit hospitals

February 23, 2015

Cameron R. Monti, Howard & Howard   For nearly a decade, the federal government has closely scrutinized hospitals that hold 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status and enjoy exemption from income, property, and sales tax. Yet many of those same hospitals ...

A Top 10 list of keys to success in court-ordered mediations

February 23, 2015

Paul Monicatti Given that virtually all state court civil cases end up in mediation, and less than 2% of all filed federal and state cases ever reach trial, mediation advocacy is gradually replacing trial advocacy as the key skill in the litigator's tool box. ...

May it Please the Palate

February 23, 2015

Chocolate Wars Chocolate lovers are calling to #boycottHershey after the U.S. candy giant resolved a lawsuit against the importers of British-made confections. No longer will "Let's Buy British" (LBB Imports) be allowed to ship Cadbury chocolate ...

Lying to the court: not a brilliant idea

February 23, 2015

Marie Matyjaszek When I first started practicing law, I assumed that that the attorney/client confidentiality privilege would keep my clients honest with me. After all, it's not like I could tell anyone what they said. However, I still found that they would ...