Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Forum set on Metro, CHS deal

Attorney General hosts public hearing Thursday.

April 17, 2015
Citizens and competitors will get their say on a proposed hospital sale when Attorney General Bill Scheutte hosts a public hearing Thursday in Wyoming. Read More

Police chief defends officers' conduct in traffic stop

April 16, 2015
| By AP
A police chief in the region is defending his officers' conduct in a traffic stop that led to a federal lawsuit. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court upholds teacher retirement rulings

April 9, 2015
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court upheld yesterday a 2012 law requiring public school employees to pay more toward their pensions to avoid receiving less in retirement, and the justices also affirmed a similar provision that involves retiree health care benefits. Read More

Law firm grows practices

April 8, 2015
A law firm is experiencing growth in several practices across the state, including a pair of new ones. Read More

Michigan has its own RFRA bill

Business groups, attorneys express concerns over Indiana-like backlash.

April 3, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faces intense backlash from the business community and others across the country following his signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, many businesses and individuals in Michigan hope Mitten state legislators are paying attention. Read More

Law expands second chance for those convicted of crimes

Expungement is available for some larceny, robbery, assault and drug charges.

April 3, 2015
In January, updates to Michigan’s expungement requirements went into effect, giving individuals convicted of certain crimes an increased chance to clear their record. Read More

Airline re-directs planned pilot strike

April 2, 2015
An airline that operates a handful of flights out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport believes it has avoided a planned pilot strike that would disrupt spring break travel around the country. Read More

Re-thinking property tax planning

March 31, 2015
Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Despite their inevitability, many people still strive to eliminate or reduce their tax burdens. Read More

Law firm travels south for merger

March 30, 2015
A law firm with a statewide presence will grow by 118 attorneys come May 1, thanks to a merger with a Texas firm. Read More

Cooley Law School names board members

March 30, 2015
A judge and a businessman have been elected to the board of directors at the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Read More