Columns

Experts, ABA do not recommend replying to bad online reviews

April 15, 2021

Rick Benedict BridgeTower Media Newswires Online reviews are an essential part of decision-making for many — whether they’re ordering dinner from a restaurant or choosing a lawyer. Statistics from Broadly, a company that helps businesses manage ...

Knock-and-announce not a true protection against deadly police raids

April 15, 2021

A. Vince Colella Moss &?Colella P.C. Last month, hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Louisville, Kentucky, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Taylor was awakened by a loud banging on ...

Football Fairness: Lessons for ADR?

April 15, 2021

Joe Basta Basta Resolutions PLLC “It’s not fair!”  How many times have mediators and negotiators heard that refrain?  Whether from the mouth of the negotiator across the table or the politician seeking higher taxes, everyone wants ...

Best practices for protecing a business in litigation-heavy climate

April 15, 2021

Jessie Schuh BridgeTower Media Newswires Although we’re still very much in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an end appears to be in sight. And even though we’re progressing back to some semblance of “normal,” businesses will continue ...

Strategic tips parties should consider when mediating disputes

April 15, 2021

Sean Gay BridgeTower Media Newswires Nearly all construction industry standard form contracts require mediation as part of their dispute resolution provisions. Often confused with arbitration, mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. ...

Commentary: In praise of the 'lawyer-moms' who continue to make the grade

April 15, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This column originally was published in The Legal News in February 2013 when the author served as president of the Oakland County Bar Association and also was Corporation Counsel for Oakland County. It has particular application now as ...