Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Hospital getting interpreters for deaf patients

December 13, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A suburban hospital will begin providing interpreters for deaf patients following a civil rights probe of its practices. Read More

Company to pay $245M toward cleanup of Kalamazoo River PCBs

December 12, 2019
TRAVERSE CITY — One of the companies responsible for polluting an 80-mile (129-kilometer) stretch of river and floodplains in southwestern Michigan with toxic chemicals will pay at least $245.2 million to advance a cleanup effort that began more than 20 years ago, federal officials said Wednesday. Read More

Townships reach tentative $69.5M settlement with Wolverine

December 11, 2019
Plainfield and Algoma townships have reached a tentative $69.5 million settlement in the ongoing litigation brought by the state of Michigan against Wolverine Worldwide over its contamination of groundwater with PFAS chemicals. Read More

GR attorney recognized with State Bar award

December 10, 2019
A local attorney has garnered statewide recognition. Read More

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

December 10, 2019
| By AP
FARMINGTON HILLS — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren't signing up for a real school and that they only wanted a way to stay in the U.S. Read More

Disgraced former judge pleads guilty to perjury

December 9, 2019
| By AP
BRIGHTON — A southeastern Michigan judge who was removed from office for ethics violations has pleaded guilty to perjury during her divorce case. Read More

AG Nessel: Prosecutor spoiled cases with misconduct

December 6, 2019
DETROIT — Attorney General Dana Nessel dropped charges last week against two men in suburban Detroit and said a former Central Michigan University student should be allowed to withdraw from a plea bargain after an investigation found misconduct by a prosecutor who handled sexual assault cases. Read More

Home health aides charged with embezzlement

December 5, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Prosecutors have charged three home health care aides with embezzling nearly $40,000 from an elderly woman. Read More

Court rejects Nestle's plan

December 4, 2019
The Michigan Court of Appeals has sided against a Nestle water bottling company in a dispute over a pumping facility needed for a significant expansion of its operation. Read More

What businesses can learn from the NBA’s $13M fraud case

November 30, 2019
We’re only one month into the 2019-2020 NBA season, and the Sacramento Kings recently have been in the news for the wrong reasons. An ESPN report revealed that the Kings’ former chief revenue officer, Jeff David, stole in excess of $13 million from the organization. The bulk of the funds were stolen over the course of a single NBA season. Read More