Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Universal Forest names attorney to board

February 9, 2016
Universal Forest Products has appointed a local attorney to its board of directors. Read More

County reaches settlement in excessive force suit

February 9, 2016
| By AP
A man who said he was severely beaten while in jail has agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against a county. Read More

Judge dismisses lawsuit over sledding death

February 9, 2016
| By AP
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a park commission and its officials by the family of an 11-year-old boy who died in a sledding accident. Read More

Couple seeks to ‘un-divorce’

February 5, 2016
A couple in New Hampshire asked a judge to undo their divorce after they realized its financial implications. Read More

Snyder appoints judge to 61st District Court

February 5, 2016
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new judge to the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Read More

Is transgender the new protected class?

January 29, 2016
While Laverne Cox, the transgender star of the hit series “Orange is the New Black,” is bringing transgender awareness to America, federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor have been bringing transgender awareness to America’s employers for quite some time. And it appears the movement will continue. Read More

Law firm wins $44M judgment in false advertising case

January 27, 2016
A local trial law firm has won a $44.5-million judgment for its client in a case concerning false advertising. Read More

GRPD jumps in the saddle

January 25, 2016
The Grand Rapids Police Department is partnering with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department to put officers on mounted horseback patrol. Read More

College and law school expand affiliation

January 22, 2016
Officials from a college and an independent law school have signed a series of agreements that build on their affiliation to continue the expansion of legal education in the region. Read More

Law firm expands footprint

January 21, 2016
A statewide law firm is expanding into southwest Michigan via acquisition. Read More