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Law firm ranks as No. 1 bond counsel in state

April 27, 2015
A law firm with a statewide presence has been recognized for its municipal law and financial practice work in 2014. Read More

Energy company reaches $25M settlement with state

April 27, 2015
| By AP
LANSING — An energy company has pleaded no contest to attempted anti-trust violations and agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims that it conspired to keep prices down during an auction for oil and gas leases, state officials announced. Read More

Fast on their feet

Appellate Practice Academy trains attorneys for highest courts.

April 24, 2015
Most attorneys will never set foot in front of the Michigan Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court; those who do are likely to find themselves less prepared than they expected. Read More

State groups strengthen police, community ties

LANSING — As communities across the country confront mistrust between police and citizens, organizations across Michigan are working to build relationships officials hope can avoid unrest. Read More

New bills aim to close the gender-wage gap

April 24, 2015
LANSING — Employers could be required to release gender-based wage information and the state could be required to report unequal wage data under a package of bills aiming to close the wage gap between men and women in Michigan. Read More

Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases

If laws change, businesses will have less trouble adapting than government.

April 24, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right and should be extended to couples in all 50 states. Read More

Law firm sees growth in startups

April 22, 2015
A law firm with a 125-year history is committing resources to target businesses that are just starting out. Read More

Forum set on Metro, CHS deal

Attorney General hosts public hearing Thursday.

April 17, 2015
Citizens and competitors will get their say on a proposed hospital sale when Attorney General Bill Scheutte hosts a public hearing Thursday in Wyoming. Read More

Police chief defends officers' conduct in traffic stop

April 16, 2015
| By AP
A police chief in the region is defending his officers' conduct in a traffic stop that led to a federal lawsuit. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court upholds teacher retirement rulings

April 9, 2015
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has upheld a 2012 law requiring public school employees to pay more toward their pensions to avoid receiving less in retirement, and the justices have also affirmed a similar provision that involves retiree health care benefits. Read More