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

Chandra Lye Nov. 2, 2017, 1:41pm

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.

Total Outdoor, others alleged to have violated Detroit's sign ordinance

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 10:52pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Several entities and individuals have filed a lawsuit over alleged racketeering activity regarding Detroit's sign ordinance.

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

Mark Iandolo Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04am

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.

California to receive $7 million of nationwide settlement with General Motors

Mark Iandolo Oct. 25, 2017, 6:58am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Oct. 19 that General Motors Company (GM) will pay $120 million after allegations it hid safety issues for defective ignition switches in its vehicles. The settlement involves 49 states and the District of Columbia and California will receive $7 million.

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

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 3:20pm

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.

MusclePharm moves to dismiss another Glutamine lawsuit, this time in Michigan

Olivia Olsen Aug. 30, 2017, 8:39am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Musclepharm, a bodybuilding supplement company currently being sued over allegations of misrepresentation, has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

General Motors files motion to dismiss class action suit over allegedly defective engines

Olivia Olsen Jul. 26, 2017, 10:26am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A hearing was held on July 6 before Judge Edward M. Chen to review a motion to dismiss filed by General Motors in a class action lawsuit led by Monteville Sloan Jr. against the vehicle manufacturer.

Michigan alleges retail gas station company violated Weights and Measures Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:29am

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:10am

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.

Calif. appeals court doesn't expand liability in take-home asbestos lawsuits

Chandra Lye Jul. 19, 2017, 11:55am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has declined to expand asbestos liability in take-home exposure lawsuit.

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

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:53am

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.

Class action claims GM sold Cadillacs with defective headlights

Wadi Reformado Jun. 27, 2017, 12:52pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors, alleging breach of warranty, liability and negligence.

PhD Fitness seeks dismissal of class action regarding supplement claims

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 7, 2017, 9:33am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A California-based fitness company sued for alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation has filed a motion to dismiss against the plaintiff over allegations he failed to state a claim for relief.

Michigan woman sues Fox, Reese Witherspoon over alleged ‘implanted hate’ of Jews in 'Water for Elephants'

Jessica Karmasek May 8, 2017, 10:00am

Plaintiff Sarah Deming filed her nine-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, April 22. Los Angeles-based Fox Entertainment Group Inc. produced and distributed Water for Elephants, which was based on the novel of the same name.

Michigan AG files complaint against local public official for alleged embezzlement

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2017, 9:28am

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced April 18 that his office filed a complaint against Maria Louisa Mason of Williamston over allegations of stealing money from a state fund designed to protect a memorial statue.

Consumer accuses bodybuilding supplement supplier of fraud

Mike Torres Apr. 19, 2017, 10:29am

A Michigan man has filed a class action lawsuit against a bodybuilding supplement provider, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Spokeo decision may not protect magazine sellers who violate VRPA

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 4, 2017, 10:52am

A Michigan court ruled the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins will not protect alleged violators of Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA).

Business lawyers: Expect spillover from actions against asbestos trusts, plaintiffs lawyers

W.J. Kennedy Mar. 29, 2017, 11:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Business defense lawyers say that the fallout from recent government and private actions against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and plaintiffs lawyers specializing in asbestos exposure cases could extend well beyond the actions themselves.

GM sues asbestos trusts over payments to former employee’s widow

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 16, 2017, 11:15am

According to its four complaints, General Motors LLC has been making weekly payments of death benefits. The company contends it should have been informed that its former employee’s widow also has been receiving payments from the trusts.

Breast cancer group settles Michigan case involving allegations of deceiving donors

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:25am

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.