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Snyder appoints judge to 61st District Court

December 17, 2014
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a judge to the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Read More

Judge sentences ex-radio host to prison

December 12, 2014
| By AP
A former host at a popular Christian radio station, described by prosecutors as a man "living a double life," was sentenced to federal prison for the sexual exploitation of a child and child pornography. Read More

Detroit exits bankruptcy after $1.28B bond sale

December 11, 2014
| By AP
DETROIT — Lawyers for Detroit said the city sold $1.28 billion in bonds on the eve of its exit from federal bankruptcy protection. Read More

Energy company settles lawsuit for $6.8M

December 10, 2014
| By AP
The energy company responsible for an oil spill in the region has agreed to pay about $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. Read More

Michigan sues feds over immigration order

December 10, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he's joined other state attorney generals who are challenging President Barack Obama's executive order easing the nation's immigration procedures. Read More

Law firm expands to lakeshore

December 8, 2014
A law firm is entering the lakeshore market. Read More

Medical device maker reaches $80M settlement

December 8, 2014
| By AP
A medical device maker has agreed to pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into one of its acquisitions. Read More

Immigration changes help

Employment-based rules could alleviate massive backlogs.

December 5, 2014
Some businesses stand to gain from President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. Read More

Insurance agents plead guilty to selling fake certificates

December 3, 2014
A pair of insurance agents sold fake proof-of-coverage certificates statewide for years until their scheme was “uncovered and disrupted” by undercover operations by two federal agencies. Read More

Judge sentences man for $46.5M Ponzi scheme

December 3, 2014
| By AP
A man convicted of leading a $46.5-million Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to federal prison. Read More