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Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

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WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

Appeal to decide future of NYC asbestos court; Companies fed up with their treatment

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.

Cities vs. states: A looming battle for control of high-stakes opioid litigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A public fight between the Tennessee attorney general and counties that have filed separate lawsuits against the opioid industry could be the first of many similar conflicts as state AGs try to assert control over mushrooming litigation over the addiction crisis.

Female models allege Detroit strip club used photos without permission

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Twenty-seven professional models and actresses allege two corporations in Michigan misappropriated their images and likeness to promote a strip club.

Michigan settles allegations of deceptively labeling charity donation bins

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.

Settlement reached over allegations oral surgery practice fired employee days after she turned 65

DETROIT — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement with Michigan-based Professional Endodontics in an age discrimination suit that alleged the oral surgery practice fired an employee four days after she turned 65.

Arizona secures up to $6.28 million in consumer restitution from General Motors

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced March 7 that General Motors LLC will pay up to $6.28 in restitution to Arizona consumers after a settlement involving ignition switches in its vehicles.

Michigan joins multistate settlement with TK Holdings in airbag safety case

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.

Legally blind law student now files discrimination suit against makers of LSAT

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A civil rights lawsuit filed by a blind law student has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan after he unsuccessfully sued the American Bar Association.

Republican AGs who railed against CFPB anti-arbitration rule, now on board with banning arbitration #MeToo

WASHINGTON - A group of Republican attorneys general who railed against an effort to outlaw arbitration clauses so that consumers could bring class actions against financial services companies now appear to be on board with legislation that would eliminate arbitration from workplace sexual harassment claims.

Individuals claim Dorsey School of Business Inc. program was not properly accredited

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals allege a Michigan school fraudulently induced them to sign forms and agreements to enroll in its electrical technician program.

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

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.

Florida estate sale business owner alleges Fox, 'Pawn Stars' producer damaged reputation

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Maitland, Florida owner of an estate sale business alleges the television production company responsible for "Pawn Stars" and Fox News Network damaged his reputation and forced him to close his business.

California consumer claims Home Depot falsely advertises wood as mahogany

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges that wood he purchased from a home improvement store was not mahogany as advertised.

Consumer claims carat weight of ring she purchased from The RealReal was overstated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Novi, Michigan resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a San Francisco luxury consignment company over allegations that it overstates gemstone weights on its website.

Representatives of San Bernardino shooting victims seek damages from social media giants

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Family members of those killed in a shooting in San Bernardino, California have filed suit against social media companies for allegedly "aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources to ISIS," the complaint states.

Bridgestone Corp. seeks to dismiss suit over rubber parts, states suit is 'tolling tactic'

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan magistrate is still considering alleged antitrust allegations in one of the largest litigation lawsuits in the U.S.

Michigan law school seeks to enjoin American Bar Association letter

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan law school has filed suit against The American Bar Association over its compliance findings.

GM files motion to dismiss second amended complaint in class action over engines

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the second amended complaint brought against it in a class action suit.

Fired Tim Horton's employee who refused to wear pants for religious reasons gets $22K settlement

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – An employee who was fired by a Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop in Romulus, Michigan has been awarded more than $22,000 in a settlement over a religious discrimination complaint.