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It’s update time for employee handbooks

Changes in American society are resulting in new legal decisions.

July 31, 2015
Sexual orientation is included under sex discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week when it announced its decision in the case of Complainant v. Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of Transportation (Federal Aviation Administration). Read More

Law firm launches craft brewery industry group

July 31, 2015
Warner Norcross attorney Ian Kennedy has been spending a lot of time drinking beer at craft breweries. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court’s SEV ruling may result in refunds

Law firm wins fight regarding Real Estate Transfer Tax Act.

July 31, 2015
Attorneys from Warner Norcross succeeded in July in having the interpretation of a statute in the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court. Read More

West Michigan attorneys win statewide honors

July 29, 2015
A trio of attorneys from West Michigan have been named to the 2015 class of Michigan Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Read More

State accuses ex-public health official of spending $510K on psychic

July 28, 2015
| By AP
The former head of a mental health organization in the region is accused of giving $510,000 in public funds to a psychic palm reader in Florida under the guise of health care consulting. Read More

Michigan statutes are getting same-sex marriage updates

July 24, 2015
With Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban overturned, there are several statutes within Michigan’s legal framework that need to be updated to bring the state’s laws in line with the U.S. Constitution. Read More

State lowers blood-alcohol limit for boating

July 21, 2015
Michiganders were not thinking about boating last December, but the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder were. Read More

Landlords and condo associations can’t deny certain animals

Service dogs and emotional-support pets are allowed where public is allowed.

July 17, 2015
It’s not uncommon for an apartment building or condominium association to have a “no pets” policy in place, but not all animals can be turned away under these policies. Read More

Law firm joins international network

July 15, 2015
A law firm has been named the Michigan-based member of an international network of law firms. Read More

Building owners lose appeal over demolition

July 14, 2015
| By AP
Owners who say their commercial building in the area was demolished without their knowledge have lost an appeal in the case. Read More