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Judge sentences ex-Kent County commissioner

November 26, 2014
| By AP
An ex-Kent County commissioner has been sentenced to jail for taking kickbacks while working in sales. Read More

Schuette urges US Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

November 25, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the nation’s highest court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex nuptials. Read More

Social worker expands services for law firm

November 19, 2014
A social worker is helping a full-service law firm better serve clients that have needs that extend beyond the legal realm. Read More

Bar produces Ask-a-Lawyer series

November 17, 2014
A group of local attorneys is answering the public’s questions on a slew of legal issues. Read More

New 61st District Court judge picks up the gavel

November 14, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced his choice to fill the 61st District Court seat vacated by Judge J. Michael Christensen. Read More

Judge overturns ban on domestic partner benefits

November 13, 2014
DETROIT — A federal judge overturned a Michigan law recently that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and based on "irrational prejudice." Read More

Double dipping: Medicare abuse and the hospice care system

November 12, 2014
In recent years, hospice care has emerged as an option for families dealing with a seriously ill person who's nearing the end of life. Read More

Students sue Grand Rapids school district

November 12, 2014
| By AP
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five students against the Grand Rapids school district, accusing officials of failing to protect them against the sexual advances of a teacher. Read More

Judge sentences ex-radio host

November 11, 2014
| By AP
A former host at a popular Christian radio station has been sentenced to prison. Read More

Do you know where your personal assets will go when you're gone?

November 11, 2014
If you don’t know, chances are someone else will make that decision for you. Read More