Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Feds sue restaurant for alleged sexual harassment

June 22, 2018
A Michigan restaurant with a location in Grand Rapids is facing a federal lawsuit over alleged sexual harassment and retaliation against a former female employee. Read More

Court orders re-districting measure go on ballot

June 22, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Court of Appeals is ordering the state elections board to certify a re-districting proposal for the November ballot. Read More

Court re-assigns judge's caseload

June 21, 2018
| By AP
HOWELL — A judge accused of failing to disclose a relationship with a police officer and other misconduct has been removed from hearing cases. Read More

Driver charged in death of construction worker

June 20, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — A woman has been charged in a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker. Read More

Partnership leads to self-help legal center

62-B District Court in Kentwood offers second Legal Assistance Center in Kent County.

June 15, 2018
The Legal Assistance Center partnered with a Kentwood District Court to open a self-directed Legal Assistance Center in Kentwood earlier this month. Read More

Judge sentences teacher in drowning case

June 15, 2018
| By AP
EASTPOINTE — A teacher has been sentenced to probation for the death of a teenager at a high school pool. Read More

Bar association names '3-in-10' award winners

June 13, 2018
A group of attorneys in the first 10 years of their careers have been honored by the local bar association for their “outstanding” accomplishments in the legal profession. Read More

Michigan's age limit for judges survives legal challenge

June 13, 2018
| By AP
FLINT — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Michigan's age limit for judges. Read More

GRPD producing Speed of Trust events

June 12, 2018
| By AP
The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication with residents through a new outreach initiative. Read More

State Legislature repeals prevailing wage law

June 7, 2018
LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has rescinded the state's decades-old law that guarantees higher wages for construction workers on government projects, quickly enacting the repeal initiative rather than letting it go to a public vote. Read More