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ADR SPOTLIGHT: An ADR game changer - Eastern District of Michigan's new ADR plan

March 2, 2015

By Richard L. Hurford The E.D. of Michigan’s former ADR plan, LR 16.3, solely provided for case evaluation incorporating the provisions of MCR 2.403.  Effective February 1, 2015, the Court implemented new Local Rules that address:  LR 16.3, ...

Is Best Buy a better buy than Coke?

March 2, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: I have nearly $5,100 to invest in my Roth IRA. My broker suggested either Best Buy or Coca-Cola. I’m leaning toward Best Buy because I think Coca-Cola’s new Coke Life will be a flop. KD, Wilmington, N.C. Dear KD: Best Buy (BBY-$39) ...

From the depths of my soul

March 2, 2015

During the late stages of Cold War I (b. 1945 - d. 1991), a Czech dissident spent some time visiting the United States. He was asked, upon departing, what struck him as the biggest difference between life behind the Iron Curtain and that of the Leading Country ...

More rules, regulations in works to police not-for-profit hospitals

March 2, 2015

By Cameron R. Monti For nearly a decade, the federal government has closely scrutinized hospitals that hold 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status and enjoy exemption from income, property, and sales tax. Yet many of those same hospitals that enjoy exemption from ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Iron Chef at Sea

March 2, 2015

Last week at this time I was basking on the deck of our cruise ship, getting my dark roast on, taking the first of several daily naps in between a steady procession of foo-foo drinks. This morning, I got my car stuck in my driveway. Twice. After 40 minutes ...

The truth is indeed sobering: A response to Dr. Lance Dodes

March 2, 2015

By Michael Brock PART I: The Same Old Song On June 18, 2014 I received an email in my inbox from an online discussion about addiction on LinkedIn. Ordinarily I ignore these emails as I’m sure we all spend too much time sifting through the ever increasing ...