Jürgen Skoppek is an attorney and Senior Policy Analyst with The Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He has practiced law in the labor, employment, insurance and liability fields and advises the Michigan Legislature on these matters.

The author would like to thank attorneys Gary Gulliver and John Sproat; research assistants James Carey, Charles Cavell, and Mark Dillman; and editors Joe Olson, Lawrence Reed and Jill Murphy.