Firms, legislation, trends and awards


DOJ names acting US attorney for West Michigan

January 24, 2017
An acting U.S. attorney for West Michigan has been named to replace the office’s outgoing leader. Read More

Judge sentences mother and daughters for conspiracy

January 23, 2017
| By AP
A  woman and her two daughters in the region have been sentenced to prison for bilking the federal government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read More

One-star review? You’re free to Yelp

Consumer Review Fairness Act blocks companies from including ‘gag clauses’ in contracts.

January 20, 2017
Thanks to recent bipartisan legislation, it’s now a little safer for consumers to post honest reviews of less-than-stellar experiences. Read More

Michigan raises minimum wage

January 20, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan workers who make the minimum wage are seeing a 40-cents-an-hour raise. Read More

College facing lawsuit over constitution handouts

January 19, 2017
| By AP
A college in the region is being sued by a student and two others who say they were arrested while peacefully distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution. Read More

Do I really want to hire a lawyer?

January 19, 2017
Business owners often wonder if it is really necessary to hire a lawyer to analyze and counsel related to certain opportunities and risks facing their business. The hesitancy of business owners is understandable, since legal fees can quickly accumulate and short-run returns are not always immediately evident. Read More

Trade commission rules on washer 'dumping' case

January 18, 2017
An appliance maker in the region has been vindicated again in its claims that competitors were participating in unlawful “dumping” practices. Read More

Law school supports entrepreneurial, poverty-relief initiatives

WMU Cooley plans to boost legal offerings for underserved populations through education, resource-pooling.

January 13, 2017
A local law school wants to offer more business and economic resources for minority populations in West Michigan. Read More

Man dies after break-room argument

January 13, 2017
| By AP
A man has allegedly fatally stabbed a co-worker during an argument while they were taking a break at a business in the region. Read More

Law firm names partners

January 11, 2017
One of the region's largest law firms has named a group of new partners. Read More