Firms, legislation, trends and awards
Bodman PLC announced Lindsay M. Cummings, of the Grand Rapids office, was admitted as a member of the firm.
Ven Johnson Law PLC recently filed a lawsuit in the Mecosta County Circuit Court against Meijer Inc. and Eagle Produce LLC, requesting more than $25,000.
Grand Rapids-based law firm Miller Johnson announced David M. Buday was elected as managing member.
Warner Norcross + Judd’s Ojone E. Ameadaji and Barnes & Thornburg's Erika Weiss were named to the 2020 Hot List by Lawyers of Color, a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the legal profession and advances democracy and equality in marginalized communities.
Varnum LLP welcomed Patrick J. Reid to serve as its executive director.
TRAVERSE CITY — Judges can't prevent people from using medical marijuana while on probation for a crime, the Michigan Court of Appeals said.
After becoming a licensed attorney in January 2020, Joe L. Rivet opened his law firm, Rivet Health Law PLC, in July.
Detroit-based law firm Miller Canfield, which has a Grand Rapids office, named Megan Norris as its new chief executive officer, the first woman in the firm’s history to hold that title.
Bodman PLC appointed Brian E. Kersey of its Grand Rapids office as co-chair of the Aviation Law and Finance Practice Group.
Momentum continues to bring more Michiganders into the world of online gambling and sports betting after it was legalized a few weeks ago.
Some West Michigan communities are recipients of $152,430 in Project Safe Neighborhoods grant funds from the Department of Justice to support the reduction and prevention of violent crimes.
The Michigan Supreme Court named Rob Buchanan, State Bar of Michigan president and Grand Rapids attorney, and Deborah Hughes, Kent County Legal Assistance Center’s executive director, to its newly created Justice for All Commission.
DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court threw out a man's conspiracy, theft and drug convictions and a six-year prison sentence after finding "true misconduct" by a prosecutor in a small county.
Colliers International U.S. announced it has commenced proceedings against the group of senior brokers who recently departed to form their own firm, Advantage Commercial Real Estate Services.
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.
The city of Detroit said Tuesday that it will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Varnum LLP added associate attorneys Justin A. Allen, Tuo (Paul) Wang, William J. Whalen and Yezi (Amy) Yan, to its Grand Rapids office. They all served as summer associates at the firm.
When employers resume requesting H-1B visas for temporary foreign workers in specialty occupations this spring, they might have to rethink their wages.
DETROIT — The federal court in Detroit could have one of President Joe Biden’s first judicial appointments.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith P.C. elected Leslie A. Dickinson, Julie L. Hamlet and Michael C. Zahrt as shareholders of the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission has elected Hon. Jon Hulsing to serve as its vice-chairperson.
LANSING — Attorneys for former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are striking back, telling prosecutors Tuesday that the Flint water case should be dismissed because he was charged in the wrong county.
Dickinson Wright PLLC elected Jessica Wood as a new member attorney of the firm’s Grand Rapids office.
Mika Meyers elected attorneys Benjamin A. Zainea, Scott E. Dwyer and Joshua D. Beard to its management committee for 2021.
FLINT — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and key members of his administration, who are accused of various crimes in a calamitous plan that contaminated the community with lead and contributed to a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, authorities said Thursday.