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Firms, legislation, trends and awards
Union with Firstbank Corp. will not occur until at least late January.
Mercantile Bank Corp. in Grand Rapids has advised the Securities and Exchange Commission via a Form 8-K in late November that its proposed merger with Firstbank Corp. “will not be completed on January 1, 2014, as previously disclosed." Read More
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its ethical guidelines for Roman Catholic hospitals, arguing the directives were to blame for negligent care of a pregnant woman — at a lakeshore hospital — who went into early labor and whose baby died within hours. Read More
Estate-planning laws have not kept pace with the online world.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) We have numerous online accounts — photo and document storage accounts, online banking and brokerage accounts, music, movie, eBooks and other entertainment accounts, social media accounts, virtual stores where we sell products — the list goes on and on. Read More
Courts are siding with companies that make consumers actively participate.
Earlier this month it was widely reported that a Grandville-based online company called KlearGear had charged a Utah customer a penalty of $3,500 for posting a bad review of the company online. Read More
Warner Norcross worked with law firms in 22 foreign countries earlier this year to complete a $500 million acquisition on behalf of Toronto-based CCL Industries. Read More