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Douglas Dozeman

Law firm re-elects managing partner

A local law firm has opted not to change its leadership. Read More

DOJ adds prosecutor in West Michigan

West Michigan is getting a new public prosecutor focused on violence. Read More

Michigan raises minimum wage to $9.25

Michigan employees being paid minimum wage will see an increase in their paychecks in 2018. Read More

U.S. Copyright Office requires electronic registration

By taking necessary steps, online service providers (OSP) can avoid legal litigations. Read More

Keep your eyes on these cases in 2018

In the coming year, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Michigan appellate courts will do more to shape the future of doing business in our state than just about any other entity — aside from changes to the tax code. Read More

Note to self: Be wary of tax law hysteria this year

So the Trump tax plan has been signed into law. There will be a mad rush to take credit for the good parts and place blame for the bad parts. With that in mind, be careful who you listen to.
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Council resumes fraternity social events at U-M

ANN ARBOR — A student-run council at the University of Michigan says fraternity social events will resume after being suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing involving fraternity members. Read More

Township appealing ruling on Nestle permit

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP — A township is appealing a judge's ruling that a bottled-water company should be allowed to build a pumping station as part of its plans to get more groundwater for one of its brands. Read More

4 legal compliance items for the new year

One of the most important roles of a business attorney is thinking about risk avoidance, with a goal that if bad things happen to your company, they aren’t as bad as they could have been. As we start a new year, here are four legal issues to double-check and update before something happens. Read More

Insurance company loses $200K dispute over alcohol

A dispute over four words will cost an insurance company about $200,000. Read More

Tax incentives, retirement changes among top Michigan laws of 2017

LANSING — New economic development tax incentives and the cost of retirement benefits for public sector workers dominated Michigan's list of new laws in 2017. Read More

M. Alyssa Barksdale

Law firm adds two attorneys

A local law firm had added a pair of attorneys. Read More

Tax reform generates uncertainty

Many analysts are saying the 495-page tax bill signed into law Dec. 22, the first significant tax reform passed since 1986, is so complex it’s hard to predict what will happen next. Read More

Contractor fined $101K over fatal collapse

A local demolition company is facing a $101,000 state fine for safety violations found after a worker was killed at an arena in the region. Read More

Lawsuit challenges partisan gerrymandering in Michigan

LANSING — Democrats and others are suing to challenge Michigan's Republican-crafted congressional and legislative districts, arguing that "excessive" partisan gerrymandering has unconstitutionally marginalized Democratic voters and that the maps should be re-drawn. Read More

Public Record

Jan. 5 — Mortgages Read More

Public Record

Dec. 29 — Mortgages Read More