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'To cloud' or 'not to cloud' . . .

January 19, 2017

Chuck Herman BridgeTower Media Newswires We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only ...

Michigan's medical marijuana laws are discriminatory and oppressive

January 19, 2017

Venar Ayar In November 2008, Michigan followed a number of states in legalizing medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act permits any patient having a debilitating condition to possess, cultivate, manufacture, use, deliver, or transfer marihuana ...

Lawyers as bankers: extending credit to clients

January 19, 2017

Edward Poll Bridgewater Media Newswomens You might not have believed it when you were in law school studying torts and statutes of limitations, but as a lawyer, you are destined to be a banker. Collecting cash up front Obviously, the best method of doing business ...

'Don't post that' social media and its effects on the workplace

January 19, 2017

By Mark Morgan The advent of social media principally involving Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has become an outlet for people to connect with people, post photos, and express their opinions for the world to see. Although the First Amendment of the U.S. ...

Collections litigation: taking the 'happy' out of 'sue happy'

January 19, 2017

Edward Poll Bridgewater Media Newswomens You became a lawyer because trial law enthralled you. Ever since you saw “Perry Mason” reruns, you wanted to be in front of that judge and jury, fighting for your clients and justice. But did you ever think ...

Arbitration advocacy

January 19, 2017

Arbitrations are meant to be cost efficient, quick and more informal than courtroom litigation. however, many litigators seem to forget that. Arbitration pre hearing conference orders often include phrases such as "the rules of evidence will be liberally ...