Firms, legislation, trends and awards


West Michigan attorneys win statewide honors

July 29, 2015
A trio of attorneys from West Michigan have been named to the 2015 class of Michigan Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Read More

State accuses ex-public health official of spending $510K on psychic

July 28, 2015
| By AP
The former head of a mental health organization in the region is accused of giving $510,000 in public funds to a psychic palm reader in Florida under the guise of health care consulting. Read More

Michigan statutes are getting same-sex marriage updates

July 24, 2015
With Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban overturned, there are several statutes within Michigan’s legal framework that need to be updated to bring the state’s laws in line with the U.S. Constitution. Read More

State lowers blood-alcohol limit for boating

July 21, 2015
Michiganders were not thinking about boating last December, but the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder were. Read More

Landlords and condo associations can’t deny certain animals

Service dogs and emotional-support pets are allowed where public is allowed.

July 17, 2015
It’s not uncommon for an apartment building or condominium association to have a “no pets” policy in place, but not all animals can be turned away under these policies. Read More

Law firm joins international network

July 15, 2015
A law firm has been named the Michigan-based member of an international network of law firms. Read More

Building owners lose appeal over demolition

July 14, 2015
| By AP
Owners who say their commercial building in the area was demolished without their knowledge have lost an appeal in the case. Read More

‘Marry responsibly,’ attorney advises

July 10, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Same-sex couples are flocking to courthouses and churches across the nation to tie the knot now that same-sex marriage is recognized across all 50 states, and that’s great, according to one local attorney, but there is a less happy side to marriage these couples need to think about: divorce. Read More

Taxpayers guaranteed day in court

July 10, 2015
A law that required Michigan taxpayers disputing a tax assessment to pay the assessment — plus penalties and interest — before being allowed to go before the court has been repealed. Read More

Fraud takes 5 percent bite out of business revenue

July 10, 2015
The world economy loses an estimated $3.5 trillion annually to fraud. Read More