Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Authorities: Doctor might have performed procedures in barn

April 24, 2017
| By AP
Authorities said a doctor in the region might have endangered patients and the public by performing procedures in a barn. Read More

Law firms examine pros and cons of e-discovery

Attorneys say most practices use Technology Assisted Review software to sort and search records during pretrial investigations, audits.

April 21, 2017
Varnum attorney Matt Anderson said the 1998 movie “A Civil Action,” starring John Travolta, illustrates how tedious the “slog” of discovery once was for attorneys, sorting through rooms full of paper to gather the facts of a case. Read More

Kent County launches state’s second girls court

Program of ‘intense’ trauma therapy, social experiences and parental involvement aims to rehabilitate 15- to 17-year-old female offenders.

April 21, 2017
Kent County has launched a program to help troubled girls become law-abiding and productive citizens. Read More

Teacher charged with embezzlement

April 21, 2017
| By AP
A suspended teacher in the area has been arraigned on an embezzlement charge. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court reverses slip-and-fall decision

April 19, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — A traumatic fall in a dark, icy parking lot wasn't enough to sway the Michigan Supreme Court. Read More

Law firm producing HR seminar

April 19, 2017
A local law firm will host a one-day seminar downtown on human resources, employee benefits and related legislation. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court votes on inheritance dispute

April 18, 2017
| By AP
After hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court won't intervene in a dispute over an inheritance in Allegan County. Read More

Avoiding settlement agreements through higher-priority security interests

April 18, 2017
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a bankruptcy case that includes relevant lessons and considerations for lenders, investors and those manufacturers that finance the purchase of their goods. Read More

State launches online child-support calculator

April 17, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan parents now have a free online way to calculate child-support payments. Read More

Judge sentences bar owner for obstruction

April 14, 2017
A Grand Rapids bar owner who was convicted of skimming $400,000 from his businesses and destroying sales records to hide them from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced for his crime. Read More