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Bruce Courtade

Law firm wins property tax case against township

Principal residence exemptions are attracting greater scrutiny according to three Grand Rapids-based attorneys who recently helped a client secure an exemption after her initial request was denied. Read More

Dairy farm reaches settlement in wrongful death suit

A settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died at a dairy farm in the region. Read More

Law firm with expertise in financial sector comes to GR

A Texas law firm with a history of taking on money center banks during the financial crisis has joined the Grand Rapids community by acquiring a firm in the area. Read More

Pyramid Campus is on tenuous ground

After a series of renegotiating meetings and changes, the agreement between Pyramid Education Campus Investors and Steelcase Inc. for the iconic Pyramid building is uncertain. Read More

No-fault auto reform needed for Michigan

If you happen to occasionally observe the innumerable medical and personal-injury ads that litter the sides of our major roads or see them on TV, you can rightly assume that Michigan is very fertile ground for big-money vehicle-related claims and litigation. Read More

Kent Dispatch Authority mulling consolidation of operations

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Kent County Board of Commissioners has received an update from the Kent County Dispatch Authority that included urging consideration of consolidating all emergency dispatch operations in Kent County under the Authority. Read More

Dan Grzywacz

Another $600K to Michigan for first-time homebuyer grants

The National Mortgage Settlement turned over another $600,000 to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April to be used as grants and/or interest-free loans to first-time homebuyers. Read More

Dems propose tax breaks for mid-, low-income families

LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More

County courthouse

Snyder appoints Kent County judge

Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new judge to the 17th Circuit Court in Kent County. Read More

Energy company settles with state over oil spill

An energy company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed. Read More

Jennifer Puplava large

Businesses need proactive oversight of IT

It may be tempting to delegate all information technology functions to the IT department. However, information technology oversight is not just a task for technology personnel. Read More

Patrick Geary

Grand Rapids Bar Association names leadership

The Grand Rapids Bar Association has announced its 2015-2016 officers and trustees. Read More

Deed restrictions could hurt Michigan’s vacation industry

If you — like many Michiganders — rent your vacation home from time to time, make sure you consider the potential impact that deed restrictions may have on your right to continue using your property as a vacation rental. Read More

Legal help with labor and employment disputes

Scenario No. 1: One of your key employees e-mails you to tell you the stress of the job has given her medical problems, and that this situation is made worse by the breakup of her relationship with one of your managers. Read More

Public Record

May 15 — Mortgages Read More

Public Record

May 8 — Mortgages Read More