Columns

Want to go nowhere in negotiations? Just let the 'commitment to decision' harden

April 24, 2017

Richard Hurford Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services, P.C The well recognized psychological phenomenon known as “commitment to decision” or “escalation of commitment” poses a significant challenge to decision makers and negotiators. ...

A 'Wonder'ful outcome at the Supreme Court

April 24, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek You may recall a previous column about a young girl named Ehlena Fry, and her fight against Napoleon (Michigan) Community School’s refusal to allow her service dog, Wonder, to assist her while obtaining her education. Her family ...

Chinese eggplant

April 24, 2017

There was tension at the vegetable party. The Italian eggplant was drunk. Swaying his fat hips, he stumbled his way to where the slim, lovely Chinese eggplant was sipping a Jasmine tea. “Hey! Paisan! Goombah!” She narrowed her eyes. “Do ...

'Wild Ride' for a stately thoroughbred farm

April 24, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Her name was Bertha Wright and she was my ticket to a front row, finish line seat to the Kentucky Derby, long known as the “fastest two minutes in sports.” When we met in the mid-‘80s, Mrs. Wright was ...

'Nobody goes there anymore'

April 24, 2017

Nick Roumel I told someone I loved about a highly regarded restaurant in her city, Portland, Oregon. She just sighed and shook her head. I immediately thought of Yogi Berra. Berra is in the Hall of Fame for baseball, but many know him chiefly through his ...

'Settle and sue' defense strategies

April 24, 2017

Jesse Roth Maddin Hauser Buyer’s remorse is not a cause of action. Yet that is what many plaintiffs appear to plead when they sue their former attorneys for malpractice after agreeing to settle the underlying case. There are factual distinctions in these ...