Columns

MY TURN: His 'Rules of Life' offer a roadmap for all to follow

June 24, 2022

A longtime friend, who enjoyed a successful career of presenting leadership programs for executives of Fortune 500 companies before retiring, celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this year. The occasion for Ron Potter was marked by the publication of ...

COMMENTARY: A nation that may be broken beyond repair

June 24, 2022

By Berl Falbaum New York Times Columnist Michelle Goldberg recently wrote a column under the headline: "America May Be Broken Beyond Repair." To make her case, she devoted the piece to the inability to bridge the bitter divide over gun control ...

COMMENTARY: Sixth Circuit hits on mandatory arbitration of certain ERISA benefit claims

June 24, 2022

By J.J. Conway Arbitration agreements are frequently required in the world of employee-employer relations, yet who is actually bound when an employee signs an arbitration agreement as part of a work relationship? A broadly worded arbitration provision in ...

Legal People ...

June 24, 2022

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss recently announced Mark Cooper as the new CEO, succeeding leader Jeffrey Weiss. "I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead Jaffe and build upon a long track record of success delivering exceptional legal ...

MY TURN: A workday worth its weight in gold for dear old 'Dad'

June 24, 2022

The byline above really should read "Bud Kirvan," my late father who some 35 years ago wrote a column about an assignment I had given him. The fact that a son would give a father an "assignment" is worth a column itself, but that was ...

COMMENTARY: Defamation case cast mighty spell on a great nation

June 24, 2022

By Berl Falbaum I will begin with an apology and a confession. The apology first. I was asked if I would write about defamation lawsuits filed against each other by actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Sorry, can't do it. With a red face, ...