Michigan Office of the Attorney General News

STATE OF MICHIGAN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: West Michigan Man Charged by Schuette's Elder Financial Crimes Unit Bound Over for Trial on 14 Felonies

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that Gary “Duke” Haynes 57, of Comstock Park has been bound over for trial in Muskegon County on 14 felony counts for allegedly stealing over $300,000 from his elderly widowed client.

Michigan settles allegations of deceptively labeling charity donation bins

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 26, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced March 20 that ATRS, a clothing donation bin operator with headquarters in Texas, will pay $75,000 after allegations that 251 of the company’s bins it operated for the Michigan Humane Society were deceptively labeled.

Michigan joins multistate settlement with TK Holdings in airbag safety case

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Feb. 22 that TK Holdings Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Takata, will settle multistate allegations of concealing safety issues with airbag systems that were installed in numerous vehicles sold to U.S. consumers.

Michigan attorney general applauds state's new public administration system laws

By Marian Johns | Feb 16, 2018

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's attorney is praising the state legislature for its passage of two bills that were recently signed into law and designed to stop probate abuse and also make critical changes to Michigan's public administrator system.

Michigan joins bipartisan coalition urging health care companies to help curb opioid addiction

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 1, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Oct. 20 he has joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general in drafting a letter to health care companies with pharmacy benefit management (PBM) programs, urging them to take steps to curb prescription opioid abuse.

Michigan attorney general joins 41-state coalition in case against opioid manufacturers

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 2, 2017

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Sept. 19 he is moving forward with a coalition of 41 attorneys general looking into the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.

Michigan alleges retail gas station company violated Weights and Measures Act

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 25, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced July 21 that his office has filed a lawsuit against retail gas station Great Lakes Gas & Mart LLC (Great Lakes) for allegations of repeatedly violating the state’s Weights and Measures Act.

Michigan sends cease, desist notification to fitness company that allegedly misleads gym members

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 25, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced July 19 that he has told Family Fitness, a gym in western Michigan, to cease and desist its allegedly unlawful practice of misleading gym members into believing they needed to make payments after already canceling their gym memberships and personal training contracts.

Michigan terminates state contract for Line 5 pipeline analysis with Det Norske Veritas

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 29, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced June 21 that the state has terminated its contract with Det Norske Veritas Inc., a company that was preparing a risk analysis report on the Line 5 pipeline below the Straits of Mackinac, after allegations of violating conflict of interest rules.

Breast cancer group settles Michigan case involving allegations of deceiving donors

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 2, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Feb. 14 that Florida-based nonprofit Breast Cancer Outreach Foundation Inc. will pay $150,000 after allegations it deceptively raised $1.4 million nationwide, including at least $36,372 in Michigan.

Michigan attorney general alleges four individuals failed to protect citizens of Flint

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2016

FLINT,Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Dec. 20 that his office has charged two former state of Michigan emergencymanagers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose, with allegations of failing to protect Flint citizens from health hazards caused by contaminated drinking water.

Michigan attorney general intervenes in Consumer Reports case to defend state law

By Glenn Minnis | Dec 9, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has thrown his support behind a federal lawsuit filed by a Michigan man against the publishers of Consumer Reports magazine accusing publication owners of violating state privacy laws in the way the company systematically profits from the unauthorized sale of subscriber information.  

Tesla Motors claims Michigan's legislation regarding new car sales violates rights

By Michael Abella | Nov 2, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – An electric vehicle manufacturer alleges a state's legislation violates its constitutional rights.

Det Norske Veritas, Dynamic Risk Assessment to conduct analyses of Enbridge Line 5 pipelines

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 15, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, along with the Michigan Agency for Energy, Department of Environmental Quality, and Department of Natural Resources, has announced Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.) Inc. and Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc. have been chosen to conduct independent risk analysis and alternatives analysis, respectively, for the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines that go below the Straits of Mackinac.

Michigan AG announces judgment against Liquidation LLB for allegedly illegal auto loans

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 10, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a default judgment and final order for permanent injunction from Judge William Collette in the Ingham County Circuit Court against Liquidation LLC and its manager, Mark Edward Weiner, after allegations of providing illegal title loans.

Michigan attorney general files cease and desist against Corporations for Character

By Mark Iandolo | May 6, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that his office filed a cease and desist against professional fundraiser Corporations for Character for allegedly violating the Public Safety Solicitation Act.

Michigan attorney general urges MPSC to evaluate DTE's proposed rate hikes

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 6, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), urging it to evaluate a DTE Electric Company request to raise rates by 6.6 percent for residential customers, and increase rates significantly for business and industrial customers.

Michigan attorney general warns Flint residents about potential scams

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 7, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning Flint residents as they deal with hardships stemming from the contamination of their drinking water that these types of crises can also create opportunities for scam artists.

Michigan Attorney General takes action against Liquidation Inc. over alleged illegal loan activities

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 15, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a complaint and motion that requests a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Liquidation Inc. to stop alleged collection activities on illegal title loans.

Mich. AG fighting recent request for utility rate increases

By Mark Payne | Nov 17, 2014

Two utility companies that have requested electric rate increases in Michigan might not get what they're looking for, as Attorney General Bill Schuette has asked the Michigan Public Service Commission to deny the rate hikes.

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