Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Special lane designations would increase mass transit efficiency

Bill seeks approval to construct BRT lanes on Michigan highways.

LANSING — A new bill to allow local transit agencies to construct Bus Rapid Transit lanes on state highways would make mass transit more efficient, advocates say. Read More

Medical marijuana law may receive upgrades

Attorney says bills may ‘shore up’ some issues occurring at the federal level.

November 27, 2015
A series of three bills that passed through the Michigan House and are now expected to be taken up by the Senate would enhance the state’s medical marijuana law, possibly paving the way for lucrative business ventures. Read More

Copyright infringement cases take a personal turn

Ohio company uses U-M football fan’s likeness for T-shirts.

November 27, 2015
Chris Baldwin, the University of Michigan sophomore whose utter shock and bewilderment was broadcast across the country repeatedly following Michigan State University’s defeat of U-M in the last 10 seconds of a football game last month, is now playing a starring role on a T-shirt produced by an Ohio company. Read More

Law firm hires its 'most diverse' attorney class

November 18, 2015
A statewide law firm has hired five new local attorneys who make up the “most diverse” class in its history. Read More

Inside Track: Brady is a lawyer by trade, but a volunteer by choice

The managing partner of Dykema’s GR office has a hand in everything from education to mentoring to hospice.

November 13, 2015
If you ask Jim Brady about his community involvement, be ready for a long list. Read More

Snyder signs road-spending bills with tax increases

November 10, 2015
ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP — Governor Rick Snyder has signed a road-spending package into law that includes the first increase in decades in Michigan's fuel tax and vehicle registration fees, a move designed to address the deteriorating highways, roads and bridges across the state. Read More

Partners plan two towers on prime downtown lot

November 9, 2015
A major mixed-use development is in the works for downtown — and a law firm is lined up to be the project’s anchor tenant. Read More

Judge sentences developer for $8M fraud

November 5, 2015
A man responsible for an $8-million title insurance fraud scheme has been handed his sentence. Read More

Law firm files motion to intervene in EPA suit

November 4, 2015
A law firm has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Michigan Farm Bureau, arguing that the new federal Clean Water Rule’s definition of “waters of the U.S.” is overly broad and will hurt farmers across the state. Read More

Symposium panelists debate merits of police militarization

October 30, 2015
Grand Rapids community leaders participated in a panel discussion about the consequences of police militarization at a symposium hosted by Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review Oct. 22. Read More