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Canned goods in bomb shelters

October 9, 2017

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...

Collateral estoppel: The cure for legal deja vu

October 9, 2017

Agenique Smiley BridgeTower Media Newswires    The Michigan Court of Appeals has found a cure for modern-day monotony — collateral estoppel. Generally, the purpose of collateral estoppel is to save time, money, effort and frustration ...

Why should a solo practitioner do succession planning?

October 9, 2017

Jayne Tyrrell BridgeTower Media Newswires    Clients deserve protection against adverse consequences of unforeseen events. A lawyer’s family needs protection against avoidable financial injury. Of course, no one likes to think about unexpected ...

How to get the most out of Friend of the Court

October 9, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Every Friend of the Court (FOC) is a little different, but overall the mission is the same – to look out for the best interests of the children in the court system. I’m going to give some pointers on how you can get the most ...

Unstuffed fish

October 9, 2017

One of my early favorite restaurant dishes was flounder stuffed with crabmeat. This was often laden with bread crumbs, cream, or both, and always delicious—if a bit heavy. I sought to find this recipe recently, and to my surprise, couldn’t find ...

Bitcoin and Blockchain 101 for lawyers

October 9, 2017

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Last month, the Nebraska Ethics and Advisory Committee handed down Opinion 17-03 concluding it was ethical for lawyers to accept Bitcoin as payment for legal services. It was the first opinion to address this issue ...