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Community response to what's happening locally.
A judgment in favor of a plaintiff who is owed a debt is not a promise that the debtor will pay. This aspect of litigation is often misunderstood, and the possibility of never collecting on the debt should be a big part of an individual’s consideration of whether or not to file suit. Read More
The June 17, 2013, Grand Rapids Business Journal article “Has USGBC shifted its focus?” presents one opinion of the changes being implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council for being an Accredited Professional and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system. Read More
In a recent article by Pat Evans (“Some advisors eschew the CFP, April 8), stockbroker Jaime Westenbarger was quoted as saying that he has not earned the Certified Financial Planner certification because “it doesn’t reflect what most people are looking for in a financial advisor.” Read More
This is in reference to the $24 million planned to be spent on two new buildings at Spectrum Health and Pine Rest (“Spectrum Health and Pine Rest plan $24.2M in construction,” March 27, grbj.com). Read More
To the Editor: As a handicapped person, I'm very concerned about Proposal 4. This constitutional amendment is being portrayed by certain “special interest groups” as something to help people, like myself, get safe reliable home care aids. If that were only true. This amendment would force everyone who works as a home care worker care into a union. Read More