Columns

Charting a trip to the mountain top in a not-so-swift way

February 12, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Forty-three years ago, in what seemed to be a different life, I scaled one of the world’s great – and perhaps most recognizable – mountains. Such a feat, of course, now pales in comparison to the exploits ...

Changing when change is hard

February 12, 2018

Susan Letterman White BridgeTower Media Newswires Many people set  myriad noble goals at New Year and completely forget them by Feb. 1. Do you want this year to be different? Here’s a suggestion: Learn about the common challenges  that people ...

A full insurance life: David Dykhouse, 1936-2017

February 12, 2018

By Joseph Fink and Ryan Shannon Dickinson Wright PLLC David Dykhouse, who passed away in September in Petoskey, just shy of his 81st birthday, was a farm boy from the Midwest who came to be intensely interested in the regulation of the insurance industry. ...

Why there's a revolving prison door

February 12, 2018

By Kahryn Riley Mackinac Center A study released in October by University of Michigan scholar Jeffrey Morenoff suggests that overly strict criminal justice systems create a self-perpetuating prison population. That is, the practices used to supervise released ...

Naming and shaming is not enough

February 12, 2018

Nancy Gertner BridgeTower Media Newswires This is an extraordinary moment. The only question is whether it will last. Women are accusing powerful men of sexual misconduct. They are believed and there are consequences — finally — to the accused: ...

Let us resolve to table 'motioned'

February 12, 2018

Karen Ciano BridgeTower Media Newswires One great pleasure of state bar membership is participating in an online community where lawyers can ask each other questions. Recently a member called out a phrase: “The defendant motioned to dismiss on all three ...