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  • New Resource Available for Michigan Hemp Producers

    June 17, 2019

    A new resource is available to anyone interested in taking advantage of recent changes in the law regarding the growth, production and sale of hemp products in Michigan. On June 12, 2019, Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (“MDARD”) issued an electronic update publicizing the Michigan State University (“MSU”) Extension Bulletin E3402 entitled Industrial […]

  • Michigan Court of Appeals Clarifies Next Friend Appointments

    June 6, 2019

    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently published an opinion addressing “whether a lawsuit, timely filed by or on behalf of a minor plaintiff, is defective and invalid until the trial court formally appoints a next friend for the minor.”  Estate of Olin v Mercy Health (Docket Nos: 341523; 342937).  The Michigan Court Rules require the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Summer Associates from the Grand Rapids Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program

    May 28, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that all three law students joining the firm to complete its summer associate program are current or past participants in the Grand Rapids Bar Association Floyd Skinner Minority Clerkship Program. Bryndan Arnold and Amber Anderson began with the firm on May 20, 2019 and Tysean Hendrix will begin on […]

  • Recent Ruling Defines “Issued” Date for Letters of Authority in Wrongful Death Cases

    May 20, 2019

    In an opinion published on May 14, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals clarified when letters of authority are “issued” to a personal representative for purposes of determining the running of the two year period of limitation provided by the wrongful death savings provision of MCL 600.5852.  Estate of Jesse v Lakeland Specialty Hospital (Docket […]

  • Stephanie Myott-Beebe Named Grand Rapids Bar Association Trustee

    May 17, 2019

    Stephanie Myott-Beebe was elected to serve a three-year term as a Trustee for the Grand Rapids Bar Association at the annual meeting held on May 16, 2019.   As one of the nine Trustees, she will direct and manage the affairs of the Grand Rapids Bar Association in their mission to promote justice, professional excellence, and […]

  • Rhoades McKee’s Commercial Litigation Work Ranked by Chambers and Partners

    May 9, 2019

    (May 9, 2019) Rhoades McKee Commercial Litigation Team ranks among only 11 other Michigan law firms for their representative work for 2018. According to Chambers, the team is known as a ”Grand Rapids-based firm with a robust commercial litigation group focusing on financial and accounting disputes, professional negligence actions, and many other contentious issues. According […]

  • Court of Appeals Maintains Status Quo

    April 23, 2019

    Crego MD vs. DO Ruling The Michigan Court of Appeals released its long anticipated published opinion in Crego v McLean on April 16, 2019.  The issue presented in Crego was whether an allopathic physician (i.e. M.D.) is qualified to testify regarding the standard of care applicable to an osteopathic physician (i.e. D.O.) under MCL 600.2169(1)(b)(i).  […]

  • Helping Nonprofits Do More Good.

    April 18, 2019

    Join us for a complimentary event designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals to understand the top trends in the nonprofit sector and the best practices of tax planning and employment law.   Keynote: Top Trends in the Nonprofit Sector Donna Murray-Brown | President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association A statewide and national perspective on the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Expands Legal Services to Hastings and Welcomes New Shareholder, Stephanie Fekkes

    April 16, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce an expansion of legal services to Hastings, Barry County and the surrounding communities and welcomes a new shareholder, Stephanie Fekkes. “We look forward to providing comprehensive services to Hastings and the surrounding communities.  Centrally located between Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo, Hastings offers us a unique location to connect […]

  • Paranoid about Cannabinoids? The FDA’s Newly-Expressed Concerns About CBD in Food Products

    March 19, 2019

    Whether you’re a consumer or work in the food business, you likely have seen hemp-based cannabidiol (or “CBD”) products exploding in the market recently. CBD, which is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments, is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol […]