Columns

Counsel's Corner: The courage to stand up and protect

July 17, 2018

By Fred Cavaiani Last week I witnessed a woman with amazing courage. We often travel to our summer getaway which is our RV in a Campground for permanent RVs in Port Austin, Michigan. The other evening a man was screaming at his two young sons, who were between ...

TAKING STOCK: AXA Equitable and Genworth

July 17, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: In 2009, we took a huge gamble and bought 4,000 shares of Genworth at $1.95 a share, and it’s now $4.50. We should have sold this stock when it was in the teens but didn’t because a trusted friend said it would recover and trade ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

July 17, 2018

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the initial appointments of Steven Haddad, Shaun Mansour, and Paul Weisberger to the Marihuana Advisory Panel. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and established by the Medical ...

MY TURN: Movie lifts spirits of those needing a legal pick-me-up

July 17, 2018

For political moderates and those who lean left, 2 weeks ago was not a time to rejoice at the news emanating from the nation's highest court. Immigrants, labor unions, Muslims, voting rights proponents, and a general sense of fairness and decency took it on ...

COMMENTARY: Lights, camera, action: video is the way to go

July 17, 2018

By Traci R. Gentilozzi • It’s predicted that 82 percent of all Internet traffic will be video by 2020. • When given the choice, four times more Internet users prefer to watch a video than read text. The picture is becoming increasingly clear: ...

COMMENTARY: Court draws line on dogs in court for able-bodied

July 17, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Support animals are increasingly common – we see them on airplanes, at restaurants, schools, stores and even in courtrooms. Several prosecutor’s offices in Michigan have therapy dogs, and the Troy Police Department recently ...