Firms, legislation, trends and awards


West Michigan attorneys rate as Leaders in the Law

February 22, 2017
Six West Michigan attorneys have been named winners of a statewide legal publication’s annual award for lawyers. Read More

Q&A: Dawn Garcia Ward

February 21, 2017
Dawn Garcia Ward sees herself as “a pioneer” in the field of data record information management and information governance. Read More

Does your business need a data protection officer?

February 21, 2017
If your business offers products or services to residents of the European Union, you may be required to appoint a data protection officer. Read More

GRPD suspends officer

February 20, 2017
| By AP
A Grand Rapids Police Department officer will serve a suspension for his handling of a traffic crash investigation involving a then-assistant prosecutor. Read More

Court and attorneys tackle student absenteeism

February 17, 2017
| By AP
A court pilot project has been started to reduce student absenteeism in two local school districts. Read More

Law firm elects shareholder

February 15, 2017
A statewide law firm has elected a local family law attorney as a shareholder. Read More

Retailer files for bankruptcy

February 14, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based retailer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Man indicted in scheme to defraud furniture maker

February 9, 2017
A federal grand jury has indicted a man in the area as an alleged co-conspirator in two counts of fraud against a furniture maker. Read More

Judge appointed to business court

February 8, 2017
A recently elected Kent County judge has been appointed as one of two judges to oversee business cases in the area. Read More

Motel operator pleads guilty in wage case

February 6, 2017
| By AP
A motel operator in the region has pleaded guilty in a federal wage investigation. Read More