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ADR SPOTLIGHT: Innovation produces surprising benefits

July 3, 2020

Video conferencing and narrative witness statements in commercial arbitration By Jerome F. Rock As an Arbitrator, I have long encouraged the use of Narrative or Written Witness Statements as a vehicle for introducing the direct testimony of witnesses under ...

COMMENTARY: It's time to rededicate ourselves to perfecting the U.S. for good of all

July 3, 2020

By Judge Michael Warren Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year and is at its lowest point since the poll began. Some 42 percent are extremely proud, 21 percent are very proud, 15 percent are ...

MY TURN: World Series photo left an impression on national pastime

July 3, 2020

For two long downtrodden baseball franchises, the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs was billed as an epic matchup of two rustbelt teams that featured enough intriguing storylines to momentarily divert attention from the presidential ...

COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Compassion vs constitutional rights

July 3, 2020

The other day the Vice-President of the United States was asked why the Federal Government would not put up a rule for people to wear facemasks in public. He said that it was a constitutional right for people to make a choice. I was shocked at this answer. ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

July 3, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently apointed  William J. Runco to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Commission. Runco is currently a commissioner with the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Commission, having been appointed in 2019. He previously ...

MY TURN: An aging checklist to ponder

July 3, 2020

At a recent gathering of those sporting face masks, where good stories were flowing as readily as the tales of life in the pandemic era, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in ...