Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Lawmaker denies cash-for-vote scheme

May 16, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A Michigan lawmaker charged with seeking a bribe from a union said investigators got it wrong, and he won't resign. Read More

Attorney wins Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Award

May 15, 2019
A local attorney has been honored for his legal assistance to a major institution downtown. Read More

Federal judge keeps UAW lawsuit in Ohio

May 14, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the United Auto Workers against General Motors over the closing of three plants should be heard in Ohio. Read More

GRPD hosting recruitment event for women

May 13, 2019
The Grand Rapids Police Department wants more women to protect and serve its community. Read More

Ex-NFL player and woman settle suits against MSU

May 13, 2019
| By AP
EAST LANSING — A former NFL player has settled a lawsuit against Michigan State University alleging his rights were violated when he was expelled after a sexual misconduct investigation. Read More

Law firm appoints member

May 10, 2019
A local attorney has been named a member of his firm. Read More

Public agency sues firms

May 10, 2019
| By AP
FRASER — A lawsuit has been filed against three companies in connection with the collapse of a sewer line north of Detroit that cost $75 million to repair. Read More

Religious group sues over state policy on adoption

May 9, 2019
| By AP
A faith-based social services agency that declines to place children with same-sex couples has filed a lawsuit to stop Michigan from penalizing the group if it sticks to its policy on foster care and adoption. Read More

Michigan AG plans crackdown on worker misclassification

May 8, 2019
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes. Read More

New rules for transferring business real property without uncapping

May 3, 2019
Will transferring business real property from one family entity to another trigger higher property taxes? Read More