Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Judge denies request to halt LGBT adoption ruling

October 23, 2019
| By AP
A federal judge has denied Michigan's request to halt his preliminary injunction that preserved a Catholic adoption agency's ability to refuse to place state wards with LGBT couples. Read More

Sheriff: Michigan crop heists are a 'major league operation'

October 22, 2019
| By AP
Authorities said a "well-organized machine" of thieves appears to be behind the theft of tons of apples and pumpkins from orchards and farms in Michigan and Indiana. Read More

Suit challenges Michigan regulator over $250K benefit cap

October 17, 2019
LANSING — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator's recent orders conflict with the state's new auto insurance overhaul. Read More

Law firm opens office in Qatar

October 16, 2019
A Michigan law firm with a presence in the region has expanded to Qatar. Read More

GM and union reach tentative deal

October 16, 2019
DETROIT — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal today that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. Read More

Attorney wins lakeshore ATHENA award

October 14, 2019
An attorney has been recognized as the ATHENA on the Lakeshore award recipient. Read More

State proceeds with rules limiting chemicals in water

October 14, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration is proceeding with plans to set what may be some of the country's strictest and most far-reaching limits on "forever chemicals" in drinking water. Read More

Switch, school districts at odds over taxes

Data center claims error on state’s part; school superintendents and other lawmakers say there should be no exemption.

October 11, 2019
A tax battle may force some school districts to refund more than $600,000. Read More

Suit challenges changes to state's auto insurance law

October 11, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan's auto insurance law are unconstitutional. Read More

Judge strikes down changes to ballot drive law

October 10, 2019
LANSING — A judge recently struck down key changes to Michigan's ballot drive law, ruling that a geographic limit on petition gathering unconstitutionally makes it harder to qualify proposals for a public vote. Read More