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ADR SPOTLIGHT: What 'The Blind men and the Elephant' can teach us about perspective at the mediation table

May 26, 2017

By Sheldon J. Stark   Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties. Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were playing or what they ...

COMMENTARY: Talking to the other side

May 26, 2017

By Lee H. Hamilton   I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberals and conservatives, or pro- ...

TAKING STOCK: Sell or hold TCF?

May 26, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 600 shares of TCF Financial at $13.95 in early November of last year. The shares had zoomed to $20 within two months. So I asked my broker whether we should sell any of the shares. He said no and recommended that I buy another ...

Legal People

May 26, 2017

Karen L. Kushkin has joined the Southfield office of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC as an associate in the firm's estate planning and probate practice group. Jaffe CEO William Sider made the announcement. Kushkin will concentrate her practice in the ...

MY TURN: This news war made international waves

May 26, 2017

Small town and big city newspaper skirmishes are nothing new to the media landscape in America. The pitched battles for print supremacy have been fought in cities across the country over the past century, long before rivals decided to smoke the peace pipe ...

COMMENTARY: Legislature overhauls criminal justice system

May 26, 2017

Eighteen new Michigan laws mean major progress for public safety and savings By Kahryn Riley In early March, the Michigan Legislature passed a package of wide-ranging criminal justice reforms. Now the bills are law; here’s what that means for Michigan.  The ...