Columns

COMMENTARY: How to handle bankruptcy amid record levels of debt in the farm industry

February 8, 2023

By Scott A. Chernich The farming and agricultural industry has been dealing with financial challenges even before the pandemic. Those who were in financial jeopardy before the shutdown are forced to rely on taking on even more debt now just to survive. Currently, ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

February 8, 2023

Dykema recently announced that its Executive Board elected several new members to the firm effective January 1, 2023. Dykema’s new local partners include: Milo R. Madole – Real Estate; Detroit Madole is a real estate attorney with experience ...

COMMENTARY: Protecting LGBTQ+ rights and the work ahead

February 8, 2023

By Jay Kaplan ACLU of Michigan Michigan's LGBTQ+ community's struggle to ensure equal protection under the state's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) of 1976 has been going on almost as long as the act has been in place. Now, the decades-long effort to ...

COMMENTARY: First, they denied your insurance claim, now they want your free speech rights

February 8, 2023

By J.J. Conway Once during a discussion about adverse possession, a lawyer told me that real estate, "is easy to give up and harder than hell to get back." He explained that a neighbor may acquire land from another neighbor quietly over a period ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Happiness in life

February 8, 2023

The definition of "happiness" is a state of wellbeing and contentment" or "a pleasurable or satisfying experience." Synonyms of happiness are joyfulness, blessedness, satisfaction, delight, exultation. Happiness is a desire that everyone ...

MY TURN: Matter of opinion good for the soul of troubled nation

February 8, 2023

Renowned British playwright Noel Coward was fond of saying, "I can take any amount of criticism, as long as it is unqualified praise." Most editorial writers feel much the same, especially when they venture into the political thicket to express their ...