Torco Racing Fuels owner gets 14 years for $100M fraud

GRAND RAPIDS –– The 52-year-old owner of Torco Racing Fuels in southwestern Michigan has received a 14 year federal prison sentence for his role...

State Attorney General takes affirmative action ban to U.S. Supreme Court

LANSING –– Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to look at the state's ban on affirmative action in...

Varnum law firm revamps management structure

As Varnum prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2013, the firm is showing that it hasn’t become set in its ways. Instead, it...

Conference on slavery raises business ethics questions

Do West Michigan business owners know if they are profiting from slavery?It was a question Chris Johnson, director of Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s...

State Supreme Court opens oral arguments to students

An educational program for high school students has led to a real hearing by the Michigan Supreme Court at the Gerald R. Ford Museum...

State will not grant driver’s licenses to DACA immigrants

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has announced that it will not issue driver’s licenses to beneficiaries of a federal policy pertaining to undocumented...

Reducing risk factors in trusts and estates planning

Planning for your family’s future is one of the most important jobs you have. Unfortunately, the average person doesn’t know all the intricacies and...

Cell tower leases can be gold mines for landowners

Existing cell tower leases are gold mines for the landowner who granted the lease. If he were alive today, King Croesus of ancient Persia...

Sen Hildenbrand Worth looking at changes in CON law

Legislation approved by a Michigan Senate committee would change the Michigan Certificate of Need process for determining where and when new hospitals should be...

Ability to serve others marks a successful life

As a child, James Mitchell had designs on becoming a man of the cloth. While his devotion to God remains strong today, it was...

Friend of the Court working to improve client relations

Inundated is an appropriate word to describe the amount of communications the Kent County Friend of the Court receives on an annual basis. Over...

Cooley faculty and students get involved

The faculty and students at Thomas M. Cooley Law School gave nearly 425,000 hours of free legal assistance to various groups and individuals during...

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...

Video camera maker focuses on law transit markets

Product lines and sales territory have expanded since Steve and Liz Peacock launched Pro-Vision Video Systems Inc. in their basement in Kentwood in 2003,...

Whistleblower gets first payout under new law

The first payment the Securities and Exchange Commission issued in August under a whistleblower program underscores the need for public companies to ensure they...

State Bar of Michigan is coming to DeVos Place

The upcoming State Bar of Michigan annual meeting has a couple of interesting local angles. First, it will take place at DeVos Place from...

New business court receives good early grade

Mark Smith, a shareholder and litigator for Rhoades McKee, has taken part in the Specialized Business Docket, the official name for what is basically...

State targets sales record zappers

Any Michigan business owner tempted to underreport cash receipts with the use of “zapper” software had best beware: Since last week, simple possession of...

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