Law firm hires attorney

A law firm has added a new attorney to its local office.Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn said this spring it hired Weber Hsiao as...

Grand Rapids Bar Association names leadership

The Grand Rapids Bar Association has announced its 2015-2016 officers and trustees.The associated named the new board last week. The positions are effective on July...

Legal fees vary tremendously across state, survey finds

LANSING — So you need a lawyer.If you’re in Kent County, expect to pay about $298 an hour on average. If you’re in Ottawa...
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Fiat Chrysler agrees to plead guilty, pay $30M in UAW probe

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $30 million fine for a corruption scandal at the union that represents its factory workers, authorities said Wednesday.

Law firm wins wrongful termination suit against cable company

A Grand Rapids federal court jury has awarded $105,000 to a former employee of a cable company.Carmen Kidd worked in Charter Communications' Walker location...

Lawmakers propose additional insurance reform

A trio of Michigan legislators last week introduced three bills they say would eliminate redlining in the auto insurance system, increase transparency in the...

Inside Track: Brady is a lawyer by trade, but a volunteer by choice

If you ask Jim Brady about his community involvement, be ready for a long list. He’s been volunteering his time with professional and community...

Feds approve Medicaid work requirements for Michigan

LANSING — The Trump administration has approved Michigan's plan to add work requirements to its Medicaid expansion program, signing off on a waiver that...

Act would simplify small biz M&A

Following its introduction earlier this month by Michigan congressman Bill Huizenga, HR 2274 — the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act...

Snyder signs road-spending bills with tax increases

ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP — Governor Rick Snyder signed a road-spending package into law Tuesday that includes the first increase in decades in Michigan's fuel tax...

State drops conviction box from job and license applications

LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a...
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$3.5M award thrown out in Detroit case of mistaken identity

DETROIT — A federal appeals court has thrown out a $3.5 million jury verdict for a Detroit-area man who was in jail for 15 days in a case of mistaken identity.

College finds loaded gun magazine on campus

A local college has delayed the start of classes after officials said a loaded magazine for a semi-automatic handgun was found in a campus...

Former GR lawmaker who grew marijuana gets 45 days

A former state lawmaker from Grand Rapids has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for growing marijuana.Roy Schmidt apologized Tuesday but also asked...

Ex-cereal exec authors book on lobbying career

A former cereal executive has written a book on his 30-year lobbying career.George Franklin, a long-time exec at Kellogg Co. and former Western Michigan...

Marijuana shops, approved by voters, now face regulatory gauntlet

Possessing and growing large quantities of recreational marijuana are now legal under a ballot proposal passed by voters in November.But buying and selling even...

Bar produces Ask-a-Lawyer series

A group of local attorneys is answering the public’s questions on a slew of legal issues.The Grand Rapids Bar Association is hosting a series...

Clark Hill expands presence in downtown Grand Rapids

The law firm of Clark Hill West Michigan is undergoing a growth spurt that has resulted in hiring 17 additional attorneys and leasing an...

WMU Cooley Law School names director of online learning

A local university staff was tasked with an additional role.

Appeals court rules in favor of school district in band case

A legal dispute over school band instruments has ended with a sour note for a company in the area.West Michigan Band Instruments claims its...

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