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Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

Michigan court reverses ruling in medical malpractice case over spider bite treatment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision in a medical malpractice case, ruling that the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence that negligence was the cause of his injuries.

Court dismisses warranty allegations against PhD Fitness in supplement class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan granted in part and denied in part a fitness product company’s motion to dismiss a claim that it misrepresented one of its items.

Woman not allowed to back out of her nondisclosure agreement in settlement with health center, Michigan court rules

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court did not abuse its discretion when it approved a settlement between a woman and a health care facility in a negligence suit.

Pizza Refiners Corp. alleged to have continued to use Little Caesar's mark after agreement was terminated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A New York corporation is alleged to have unlawfully continued to use the Little Caesar's marks after its franchise agreement was terminated.

Woman alleges metal in Skittles candy injured teeth, caused headaches

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Wayne County, Michigan woman alleges metal embedded in Skittles candy damaged her teeth and gums and caused her to suffer daily headaches.

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2018

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

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

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

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 29, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 29, 2018

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

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.

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

By Marian Johns | Mar 22, 2018

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

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 19, 2018

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

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.

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

By Angela Underwood | Feb 26, 2018

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

By Ann Maher | Feb 23, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 23, 2018

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

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.

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 19, 2018

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

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