State of Michigan News

Arkansas AG releases comments about EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) supplemental findings on cost.

Defendants agree to $970.5 million settlement in 2008 AIG securities class action

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 19, 2014

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - American International Group has agreed to a $970.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging the company violated federal securities laws.

Mich. appeals court sides with homeowners in suit over bat feces cleanup

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 2, 2013

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled this week that a lower court did not err in awarding sanctions to a couple, whose home was overrun by bats, on the basis that a remediation company's civil action against them was frivolous.

Health insurer, Mich. AG reach Medigap agreement

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 1, 2011

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and a health insurance provider have reached an agreement to continue Medigap benefits to Michigan's Medicare beneficiaries through at least August 2016.

Health insurer fine with Mich. AG's investigation

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 22, 2011

Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan says it will work with state Attorney General Bill Schuette regarding its planned investment in one of the country's largest Medicaid companies.

Mich. AG suing Countrywide

By Keith Loria | Jan 28, 2011

Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced on Friday that he filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial Corporation for allegedly engaging in a corporate fraud scheme.

Mich. case against Bear Sterns continues

By Keith Loria | Jan 26, 2011

Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced on Wednesday that a national class action securities fraud lawsuit against Bear Stearns will go forward with the state of Michigan serving as lead plaintiff.

Mich. AG halts Medigap rate increase

By Keith Loria | Nov 18, 2010

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has announced that his office has won a lawsuit that will stop previously approved rate increases of up to 66 percent for 8,600 seniors who purchase Medicare supplemental insurance.

Class action suit against AIG advances

By Keith Loria | Sep 28, 2010

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced on Tuesday that a national class action securities fraud lawsuit is moving forward with Michigan serving as lead plaintiff.

Judge: West Virginian shouldn't be representing Michigan

By John O'Brien | Sep 28, 2010

Brian Glasser GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - The state of Michigan's interests won't be served by a West Virginia whistleblower and a West Virginia law firm in a lawsuit against prescription drug retailers, a Michigan judge has ruled.

UBS settles class action suit

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2010

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan's public pension fund is one of the shareholders that will benefit from a recent settlement reached by Swiss bank UBS.

Chicago locks' closure would cost economy $4.7 billion

By Chris Rizo | Apr 9, 2010

Joseph Schwieterman CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-Closing a pair of Chicago-area shipping locks to help prevent the invasive Asian carp from migrating further into the Great Lakes could cost the regional economy about $4.7 billion over two decades, a report said.

Accounting firm pays up, Cox says

By John O'Brien | Jun 16, 2009

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced a $109 million national settlement in a class action lawsuit against accounting firm Ernst & Young Tuesday.

Cordray wants to head Bank of America suit

By John O'Brien | Mar 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Five public pension funds are attempting to be named lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Bank of America, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said Wednesday.

Michigan to be lead plaintiff in AIG class action

By Chris Rizo | Mar 23, 2009

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)--Michigan has been named lead plaintiff in a national class action lawsuit against insurance giant American International Group Inc., leaving Attorney General Mike Cox to represent the class.

Michigan named lead plaintiff in national securities class action

By Nick Rees | Jan 10, 2009

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- The state of Michigan has been appointed the lead plaintiff in a national securities class action lawsuit against the Bear Stearns Companies as well as five current and former executives and directors.

Settlement reached in Michigan auction rate security scandal

By Nick Rees | Sep 18, 2008

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation have reached a settlement with Comerica Bank that requries the bank buy back $1.46 billion in auction rate securities.

Michigan wants lead in class action case against AIG

By John O'Brien | Jul 24, 2008

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says he is trying to protect more than 600,000 state pensions by becoming the lead plaintiff in a class action case against American International Group.