Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Town hall participants discuss clean energy

Officials point to Integrated Resource Plans as stimulant for advancing the transition.

March 22, 2019
Elected officials, clean energy experts and community members convened last week for a town hall event at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium to discuss Michigan’s transition to clean energy. Read More

Settlement bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

March 22, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced today. Read More

Partners producing hemp conference

March 21, 2019
A conference focusing on hemp will take place in Grand Rapids this weekend. Read More

Law firm elects attorneys to management committee

March 20, 2019
Three partners at a local law firm are now part of its management committee. Read More

Tool and die company files for bankruptcy

March 20, 2019
Another tool and die company in the area has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Court reinstates lawsuits against attorney

March 19, 2019
DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has overturned key rulings and reinstated lawsuits against a personal injury lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting two women who worked at his firm. Read More

Judge loses caseload

March 18, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A judge has been benched after her boss said she refuses to use courtroom technology. Read More

Small business lobby opposes state tax plan

SBAM, others call Gov. Whitmer’s proposed expansion of the corporate income tax a ‘step backward.’

March 15, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her 2020 fiscal year state budget proposal on March 5, small business groups immediately objected to her plan to offset a pension tax repeal by increasing taxes on small businesses, or “pass-through” entities. Read More

Whirlpool wins trademark lawsuit

March 15, 2019
A jury has returned a verdict in favor of Whirlpool Corporation in its suit against a company for trademark infringement. Read More

Law firm hires attorney

March 15, 2019
The local office of a Michigan law firm has a new attorney. Read More