Firms, legislation, trends and awards
DETROIT — A judge on Friday declined to halt a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan that is one of the most recent coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration.
LANSING — The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, who were harmed by lead-tainted water, now totals about $641 million, officials revealed Tuesday.
DETROIT — An effort to stop the certification of Detroit-area votes from the Nov. 3 election was rejected Monday by the Michigan appeals court.
With a new president comes new changes, but there is one trend that will remain the same, at least for now.
MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Detroit-area pizza entrepreneur was charged with fraud Thursday in seeking more than $900,000 in government-backed loans during the coronavirus pandemic.
Western Michigan University will end its affiliation with Thomas M. Cooley Law School in November 2023.
Law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC was one of 39 businesses in the country to receive the 2020 Presidential “E” Award in the Export Services category.
The Kent County Probate Court prohibited in-person hearings due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the county.
DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute over public aid for private schools.
TRAVERSE CITY — Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the days and weeks before Election Day urging them to "stay safe and stay home" — an ominous warning that election experts said could be an effort to scare voters into sitting out the election.
DETROIT — Meals at Michigan restaurants came with a new side dish Monday: What's your name and phone number?
The owners of a downtown tiki bar and restaurant declared bankruptcy.
Varnum partners Ron DeWaard and Peter Smit were elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.
ANN ARBOR — A fraternity at the University of Michigan is being sued by its national organization after accepting women as members.
DETROIT — A judge on Tuesday blocked a ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day, agreeing with critics who said a Democratic secretary of state failed to follow state law with her sudden order.
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge recently announced the passing of one of the firm’s founding partners, David O. Haughey.
Warner Norcross + Judd attorney Alexandra M. Woods was elected to Inner City Christian Federation’s board of directors.
BEULAH — Some sheriffs have said they won't enforce Michigan's top election official's ban on openly carrying guns near polling places on Election Day.
United States Attorney Andrew Birge appointed First Assistant United States Attorney Donald Daniels to serve as the district election officer for the Western District of Michigan.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday made Michigan businesses and other employers immune from lawsuits filed by customers or workers who contract the coronavirus, as long as they have followed all safety protocols.
LANSING — A Wisconsin man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail.
Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. has added attorney Mitchell Moldovan to its firm.
GRAND RAPIDS — Prosecutors have provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor, a federal judge ruled Friday in Grand Rapids.
LANSING — Michigan's Legislature early Wednesday passed a bill to keep intact longer-lasting unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic after the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law that was the basis for now-negated orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.