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MY TURN: An 'invasion' that some believe is worth seeing

May 6, 2016

As summer slowly – ever so slowly – approaches, so does my thought of ever becoming a grandparent. As the father of one unattached son, now in his mid-30s, I have been told by friends that “grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines ...

COMMENTARY: A path to real regulatory reform: Decrease Michigan's licensing burden

May 6, 2016

By Jarrett Skorup   If you want to be an emergency medical technician in Michigan, the state requires 26 days of training. But if you want to be an athletic trainer, a state license requires 1,460 days of training — 56 times longer.   Michigan ...

TAKING STOCK: An Uber disappointment

May 6, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko:  Our Morgan Stanley stockbroker will let us get in early on Uber stock, but we’d have to invest a minimum of $250,000.  We have the money, but investing that much in one stock makes me nervous.  Morgan Stanley says Uber ...

Legal People ...

May 6, 2016

Dawda Mann attorney Adam Kutinsky was recently elected to be a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. Kutinsky is a member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy, & Sadler PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial disputes, litigation, insurance ...

MY TURN: A neighbor who's always full of 'Hope'

May 6, 2016

Good fences, it has been said, make good neighbors.   The witticism has been attributed to American poet Robert Frost, who knew plenty about the road “less traveled” in a literal and figurative sense. He also undoubtedly knew that a bad neighbor ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Trust and trust busters - Why we need trust in a negotiation and ways we can build or destroy it

May 6, 2016

Trust is essential in any resolution    I, and I know many other mediators, believe trust is essential in any negotiation or mediation. (In this article I will use the term negotiation to encompass both negotiation and mediation, since mediation ...