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ADR Spotlight: Judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings pre-award

July 25, 2014

By Gene J. Esshaki The Federal Arbitration Act was enacted in 1925 to counter widespread judicial hostility to private arbitration agreements.  The Act, 9 USC 1 has been interpreted in its text and structure to ensure the enforcement of arbitration agreements ...

Under Analysis: Those wacky legislators are at it again

July 25, 2014

By Charles S. Kramer Every so often, one of us here at the Levison Group feels the need to review the laws enacted by the noble legislators of our nation’s states.  In need of some interesting and questionable policy directives to brighten up my ...

Taking Stocking ... Stansberry and IBM

July 25, 2014

By Malcolm Berko Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me your opinion of Porter Stansberry, whose newsletter predicts the immediate collapse of the dollar and the stock market and recommends gold and silver. Should I buy this letter and follow his other advice, ...

May It Please the Palate: So easy even a lawyer can do it

July 25, 2014

By Nick Roumel Okay, I bit. The title was “12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy.” What could these possibly be, I wondered? Have I ever tried making them myself? Would I agree? No. I would not, and I did not agree. These ...

The machinations behind Michigan's minimum wage hike

July 25, 2014

By Joseph G. Lehman and Michael D. LaFaive The same Republican Legislature and governor who stood down threats of violence 17 months ago to make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state have just handed unions and Democrats what they may not have been able to ...

Vaccination and education: Are kids forced to have both?

July 25, 2014

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When I came across a New York court case dealing with immunizations and school, it caught my attention, probably because my daughter received a nice rash along with her toy dinosaur after getting her MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) ...