The author would like to acknowledge the following people for their assistance:
- Peter C. Jensen, attorney at law
- Gary D. Paterson, attorney, Masud Labor Law Group
- Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst, Mackinac Center
- Michael Van Beek, director of research, Mackinac Center
- Ilia Anderson, graphics intern, Mackinac Center
Although these individuals helped significantly with this study, any errors in the report are the responsibility of the author alone.