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Winter slips and falls lead to rise in workers’ comp claims

Court rulings, depending on factors, aren’t always so cut-and-dried, either.

November 28, 2014
Along with mounds of snow and freezing cold temperatures, winter also brings a rise in workers’ compensation claims. Read More

63rd District Court to welcome new judge Jan. 1

Jeffrey O’Hara will be the first new judge in Rockford court in 40 years.

November 28, 2014
The 63rd District Court is about to undergo a big change. After four decades, Judge Steven R. Servaas has retired and his seat will be filled with new blood. Read More

Divvying up holiday time can be difficult for divorced parents

A specific plan will go a long way toward creating happy holidays.

November 28, 2014
The holiday season is here and with it comes many stresses, including shopping, dinner preparation, kids home for winter break and figuring out holiday plans. Read More

State workers get go-ahead in job discrimination cases

November 28, 2014
Federal courts have dealt a double defeat to the state in job discrimination-related suits by former employees. Read More

State clarifies policy on immigrant driver's licenses

November 28, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Secretary of State officials have clarified the agency’s policy on issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants after President Barack Obama’s recent executive action. Read More

Judge sentences ex-Kent County commissioner

November 26, 2014
| By AP
An ex-Kent County commissioner has been sentenced to jail for taking kickbacks while working in sales. Read More

Schuette urges US Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

November 25, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the nation’s highest court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex nuptials. Read More

Social worker expands services for law firm

November 19, 2014
A social worker is helping a full-service law firm better serve clients that have needs that extend beyond the legal realm. Read More

Bar produces Ask-a-Lawyer series

November 17, 2014
A group of local attorneys is answering the public’s questions on a slew of legal issues. Read More

New 61st District Court judge picks up the gavel

November 14, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced his choice to fill the 61st District Court seat vacated by Judge J. Michael Christensen. Read More