An owner of an arena or stadium owes a duty to each patron to operate the premises with reasonable care. In the context of sporting events, this duty is defined as a "limited duty." Spectators are thought to assume ordinary...more
At Meadowlawn Elementary in the 1960s, my West Michigan friends and I would boast about things that made us "better" than each other. It was the golden age of Superman comics and, while I didn't have super strength or x-ray...more
As a trial lawyer, I read essays on litigation. The best title that I ever saw on a column was, "Litigation in America - As Welcome as Sickness or Death."
The author opined on why litigants hate lawsuits. His list of...more
I've been a trial lawyer for 32 years. And if I had a dollar for every time I heard a litigant vow to collect actual attorneys' fees from an adversary -- because the bad guy's claim was "frivolous" -- then I'd have a pocket...more