Firms, legislation, trends and awards
Spring Lake Township is in the process of reexamining its short-term rental ordinance, following the dismissal of an ordinance violation leveled against an Ottawa County LLC.
LANSING — A federal judge blocked Michigan's longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls, ruling it conflicts with U.S. election law.
ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan is suing to stop a strike by graduate-student instructors after they voted to extend their walkout.
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP recently rolled out a new annual community impact gift program that will provide financial contributions to one or more organizations that support relevant issues in the community and address current needs of area residents.
MARQUETTE — Four female professors who accused Northern Michigan University of discrimination based on gender have settled a lawsuit for $1.46 million, their attorneys said.
TRAVERSE CITY — Enbridge said Wednesday it will fully resume operation of a Michigan Great Lakes oil pipeline after a partial shutdown this summer because of damage to a support structure.
Lake Michigan Carferry’s former financial controller was sentenced to 63 months in prison for stealing more than $1.7 million from the company over 11 years.
Michigan is known for its Great Lakes, but that can be tricky for some landowners who live near them.
A Michigan association is trying to accelerate the timeframe for some potential entrepreneurs to get into the growing portion of the adult-use cannabis industry.
LANSING — A Michigan school district accused of failing to stop a teenager from being bullied settled a lawsuit over his suicide for $500,000, a newspaper reported.
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has postponed arguments over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of emergency powers until Sept. 9.
Miller Johnson acquired Detroit-based Lusk Albertson, a law firm that focuses on serving the education sector.
DETROIT — The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the whistle on lead in the water supply.
Laura Arlene Barnett could face up to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than 470 items of equipment, parts, and supplies worth approximately $414,000 and sold them on eBay.
Mika Meyers attorney Elizabeth K. Bransdorfer was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Despite the legal status of cannabis in Michigan, a panel of experts recently said the fledgling industry is still struggling to translate its promise into prosperity, equity and sustainability.
The backbone of Kimberly Clarke’s legal career was what she calls her advantageous rural upbringing on a 500-acre family farm in Conklin in Ottawa County.
Frank William McKee, a founder and named partner of Rhoades McKee, died on Saturday at the age of 89.
LANSING — The state of Michigan is joining other states in suing the U.S. Postal Service over service changes, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday.
Rhoades McKee named Catherine Brainerd the chair of its Employment Law Practice Team.
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP welcomed back Daniel C. Persinger to serve as a senior counsel at the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
FLINT — A Michigan city and a business group have agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a lawsuit over the handcuffing of a 7-year-old boy at an after-school program in 2015.
Dykema, a national law firm with a Grand Rapids office, elected Leonard C. Wolfe to serve as its new chairman and chief executive officer for a three-year term that will begin on Jan. 1.
A federal judge in Detroit said Friday that he will not reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors' racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.