Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Workers face charges in death of senior living resident

March 23, 2017
| By AP
Two workers have been charged in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was found in cold weather outside an assisted living facility in the area. Read More

Taxi cab driver runs over man

March 23, 2017
| By AP
Police said a local taxi driver has fatally struck a man with his cab. Read More

Procter & Gamble sues company for patent infringement

March 22, 2017
Procter & Gamble has filed suit against a local maker of oral care products, alleging patent infringement. Read More

Court earns national 'mentor' status from DOJ

March 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized a court in the region for its work helping non-violent felony offenders with substance use disorders. Read More

Law firm elects management committee

March 21, 2017
A local law firm has elected several partners to its management committee. Read More

Legal nonprofit launches online intake interview

March 20, 2017
Low-income individuals and seniors who are seeking legal services now have another way to make an initial connection with a local nonprofit. Read More

New law gives physician assistants greater autonomy

Guidance requires written practice agreements between doctors and physician assistants, gives PAs option to prescribe controlled substances.

March 17, 2017
A new law will expand the scope of possibility for care providers, such as Libby Anderson, a physician assistant at Spectrum Health. Read More

Law eases trust planning for disabled individuals

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act allows competent individuals with disabilities to create their own trusts, saving time and money.

March 17, 2017
For individuals with disabilities, a two-word change makes a world of difference. Read More

Court upholds sentence for embezzlement

March 16, 2017
| By AP
An appeals court won't upset a six-and-a-half year prison sentence for a woman who stole nearly $2 million from a credit union in the region. Read More

Lawsuit brings hotel assessments under scrutiny

Northern Michigan hotel owner says government-approved room fees used to subsidize marketing campaigns violate free speech rights.

March 10, 2017
The local tourism industry is keeping its eye out for the results of a free speech lawsuit against the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau. Read More