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What can I say? ‘Gag order’ rules murky

June 28, 2016
Picture it: Lansing, Dec. 12, 2015. It’s the last day of the legislative session. State representatives are weary and trying to cover a lot of ground. Read More

Attorney wins pro bono award from state bar

June 27, 2016
The State Bar of Michigan has named an attorney in the region the recipient of this year’s John W. Cummiskey Award, which is given in acknowledgement of an attorney’s contribution in the area of pro bono work. Read More

The chief goes to Washington

June 27, 2016
| By AP
Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky is expected to brainstorm with other law enforcement leaders and White House senior administration officials on ways to enhance public trust and confidence in the justice system while maintaining public safety. Read More

Man sues police after stun-gun incident

June 23, 2016
| By AP
A man in is suing police in the area after he says an officer used a stun gun to subdue him while responding to a call. Read More

Michigan plugs into Apple price-fixing settlement

June 21, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan consumers are expected to get as much as $10.1 million as part of a settlement with Apple stemming from a 2012 electronic books price-fixing lawsuit. Read More

Furniture maker settles trademark case

June 17, 2016
A furniture maker in the area has settled a trademark protection case with a retailer that it accused of unauthorized use. Read More

State orders utility to pay $516K fine

June 17, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — A state commission has ordered a Michigan utility to pay a nearly $516,000 fine over billing rules violations. Read More

Judge rules no vacancy at lakeshore development

June 15, 2016
If you’re thinking about making a buck by renting out your summer home on an ongoing basis, you better check your deed restrictions and local zoning ordinance before posting an ad. Read More

Appeals court voids $30M settlement in price-fixing case

June 14, 2016
| By AP
DETROIT — A federal appeals court has voided a $30-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan involving price-fixing allegations. Read More

Officers fatally shoot robbery suspect

June 14, 2016
| By AP
Authorities said an investigation is ongoing after a man was fatally shot after a holdup at a credit union in the area. Read More