Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Judge sentences trash hauler to prison

April 25, 2018
| By AP
PORT HURON — A rogue trash hauler who bribed public officials to protect his business in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to federal prison. Read More

Supporters collect enough signatures for marijuana and wage measures

April 24, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan's elections bureau said enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects. Read More

Health center facing lawsuit by CNAs

April 23, 2018
| By AP
A health care center in the region is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers. Read More

Tests show Flint water quality is improving

April 20, 2018
| By AP
FLINT — Independent tests are confirming that water quality in Flint has improved. Read More

New rules could revive unpaid internships

April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidelines regarding unpaid internships easing standards for for-profit employers to use unpaid interns. These new guidelines may greatly benefit startups and others, particularly with summer just around the corner. Read More

Law firm moves within downtown

April 18, 2018
Less than a year after moving to a space in town, a law firm has relocated its Grand Rapids office. Read More

The implications of General Data Protection Regulation on businesses

April 18, 2018
Cambridge Analytica and the great Facebook debacle of 2017-18 sure has been an eye-opener for many people and companies, especially those who happen to click through long documents like “Terms of Service” agreements and the like to rush to install an app or just can’t wait to find out “What Harry Potter character are you?” Just what did you agree to anyway? Read More

State releases Flint from oversight

April 17, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — The city of Flint has been officially released from state oversight after roughly six years — a period including a public health crisis spurred by high lead levels in its water. Read More

Inn wins case over hot coals on beach

April 16, 2018
| By AP
ARCADIA — The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a century-old inn in a lawsuit over hot coals on a Lake Michigan beach. Read More

Law firms merge

April 12, 2018
A Michigan law firm with a local presence is continuing to grow. Read More