Columns

'Wild Ride' for a stately thoroughbred farm

April 17, 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 ...

Key IP challenge in auto industry: protecting software technology

April 17, 2017

Jake Grove Howard and Howard Your car now is filled with computer technology. It runs dozens of computer modules with sophisticated computer files including both software and data files.  The computer modules control your automatic transmission shifting, ...

The Ingham County Bar Foundation: Where does the money go?

April 17, 2017

Tom Woods Cummins Woods The Ingham County Bar Foundation began in 2002 as an IRC 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization to enable lawyers and others to join in an effort to provide access to justice, expand legal services to the public, promote legal education, ...

'Settle and sue' defense strategies

April 17, 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 ...

Crossword constructor makes grade

April 17, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief In the wordsmith category, they are often unheralded artists, toiling across a literary landscape located down a puzzle-lined street where only the truly gifted reside. Collectively, they are known as “crossword ...

A mediator's perspective on probate and trust resolution

April 17, 2017

Edmund Sikorski Jr. This article is intended to build on previous articles enumerating the benefits of mediating probate and trust disputes by discussing the process from a mediator’s viewpoint, noting both best practices and common pitfalls on the part ...