Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Association names Michigan Police Chief of the Year

July 27, 2017
A police chief in the area has been recognized as the top police chief in Michigan for 2016 by a statewide association. Read More

Law firm relocates office

July 26, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based law firm has relocated one of its offices in the region. Read More

Energy company wins appeal in suit over man's health

July 26, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an energy company in a dispute over whether a disastrous oil spill caused a man's health problems. Read More

State files charges against ex-workers at veterans home

July 25, 2017
| By AP
Eleven former workers at a state veterans home in Grand Rapids have been charged with keeping false records. Read More

Law firm hires member

July 24, 2017
A law firm that recently opened a Grand Rapids office has added a member with experience in employment law and general business and civil litigation. Read More

Judge sentences man in scheme to defraud furniture maker

July 21, 2017
A federal judge has sentenced a local man to prison for his role in a vendor invoicing scheme against a furniture maker in the region. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court rules on land-transfer case

July 19, 2017
| By AP
Two northern Michigan townships have won a key ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court in a dispute over valuable land for a commercial project. Read More

Law school hosting panel on human trafficking

July 18, 2017
| By AP
Several community leaders are expected to participate in a panel discussion on human trafficking on Wednesday. Read More

Judge awards Stryker $248.7M in patent-infringement case

July 17, 2017
Kalamazoo-based Stryker is set to receive $248.7 million from competitor Zimmer Biomet Holdings after a final ruling in a seven-year-old patent-infringement lawsuit. Read More

Law aims to heighten cybersecurity

Proposed Cyber Training Act would certify SBDC employees nationwide to help small businesses fight online threats.

July 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A proposed law would make cyber strategy certification the norm among a percentage of Small Business Development Center employees. Read More