Jay W. Belle Isle

Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.


Lex Machina Launches Comprehensive Contracts Litigation Module

Over the past decade, only 12K contract dispute cases awarded damages by the courts (vs. cases that settled). Legal analytics will upend this by giving attorneys unprecedented advantage in court by helping them predict the behaviors and outcomes different legal strategies will produce.




Lex Machina Launches ERISA Legal Analytics Module

ERISA case outcomes are not employer-friendly, according to Lex Machina data. To protect companies when litigation over a company-sponsored benefits plan arises, attorneys need to be able to find and analyze similar cases that have appeared before their judge in order to develop the best legal strategies. The ERISA module provides data-driven insights and trends




Medical Benefits of Psilocybin Mushrooms

Much like the carefully orchestrated de-legalization of cannabis during the 1930’s, there was a powerful decades-long misleading campaign against psilocybin mushrooms which caused a deep-rooted fear and a subsequent public rejection of this substance.


Maddin Hauser Secures Multi-million Dollar Property Settlement Against Pontiac

After more than six years of contentious litigation, the City of Pontiac and the owners of the Ottawa Towers office building have settled their long-running dispute. Southfield, Michigan law firm, Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller, PC, which won multiple favorable interim-rulings against the City of Pontiac, has won a settlement in favor of the owners of the Ottawa Towers office buildings for more than $7 million.