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Retailer pays $2M for selling recalled products

September 17, 2014
| By AP
A retailer will pay $2 million to settle charges that the company knowingly sold and distributed hundreds of recalled products. Read More

The state of crowdfunding in Michigan

September 17, 2014
The Michigan Invests Locally Exemption, which went into effect on Dec. 30, 2013, amended the state’s uniform securities act to provide an exemption from registration under Michigan securities law for the sale by a company of its securities, most notably sales of securities via equity crowdfunding through third-party Internet portals. Read More

State clarifies tax overhaul to avert payouts

September 15, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to clarify that Michigan never intended to give out-of-state companies a lower tax liability in a 2007 business tax overhaul. Read More

National Labor Relations Board decision targets Facebook ‘likes’

What it boils down to is whether social media conversations are protected activities.

September 12, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board recently upheld its view of social media conversations, including clicking the “like” button, as the equivalent of water cooler talk. Read More

Goldilocks and data management: finding a ‘just right’ solution

Companies can save thousands of dollars simply by managing their information.

September 12, 2014
We all know the story about finicky Goldilocks and her attempts to find the right temperature porridge, the right size chair and the right softness bed. Read More

Bar association handing out awards

September 10, 2014
Several attorneys from Michigan will be honored next week during the State Bar of Michigan’s annual meeting and awards banquet. Read More

Court approves suit over veteran's death

September 2, 2014
| By AP
A court has ruled that the state can be sued over the death of a World War II vet at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Read More

Man robs Walmart

September 1, 2014
| By AP
A man wearing construction gear robbed a Walmart in the region over the weekend. Read More

State Bar honors attorney Carl Ver Beek with highest award

Varnum attorney’s lengthy career is marked by community and professional participation.

August 29, 2014
On Sept. 17, the State Bar of Michigan will honor Varnum attorney Carl Ver Beek with the Roberts P. Hudson Award at its annual meeting being held in Grand Rapids. Read More

Inside Track: Rahinsky is a Type A executive in uniform

The new Grand Rapids police chief says the job has many similarities to managing a business.

August 29, 2014
David Rahinsky is not one of those executives who doesn’t always answer his phone. Read More