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Nessel’s office announces new trans-inclusive department policy

BY: - June 11, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday that her office has adopted a new policy to protect the needs, legal rights and safety of transgender, intersex and gender non-confirming employees in her department. The policy went into effect on Tuesday and establishes guidelines for privacy, pronouns, restroom accessibility, dress code and more to maximize the comfort […]


Ken Coleman: Frank J. Kelley’s fight for civil rights won’t be forgotten

BY: - March 11, 2021

Michiganders are fortunate that Frank J. Kelley came our way. The state’s longest-serving state attorney general died at age 96 on Saturday. He served in the post from 1961 to 1999 and his philosophy was centered on helping everyday people like me.  I’m reminded that Kelley grew up in a solid brick home at 8957 […]

Frank Kelley, the Michigan’s longest-serving attorney general, dies at 96

BY: - March 6, 2021

Updated, 4:36 p.m., 3/6/21 Affectionately known as the “eternal general” for his record tenure of service in Michigan, former state Attorney General Frank J. Kelley has died at age 96, according to his family. The Detroit-born Democrat served as Michigan’s chief law enforcement officer from 1961 to 1999 — 37 years — who was the […]

After paying $7,500 fine, U.P. eatery hit with contempt order for defying COVID measure

BY: - February 9, 2021

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Wanda Stokes has found Cafe Rosetta, and owner Amy Heikkinen, in contempt of court for refusing to obey an injunction she issued just last week for the Upper Peninsula restaurant.  The order arises out of enforcement action taken by local and state health officials in the wake of the Nov. […]

Nessel ‘very confident’ Michigan will prevail in fight to shut down Enbridge Line 5

BY: - December 22, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel fully expects a favorable outcome from the state’s lawsuit against Canadian oil company Enbridge, she told reporters in a year-end roundtable on Tuesday, which she is ‘optimistic’ will mean that the controversial Line 5 pipeline under the Mackinac Straits will be decommissioned by late spring. Nessel also announced plans to pursue […]

State settles lawsuit seeking former AG Schuette’s private emails

BY: - November 25, 2020

Years after a lawsuit was filed by a liberal advocacy group seeking former Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette’s private emails, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a settlement agreement Wednesday. In 2016, Progress Michigan sought out Schuette’s private emails which he used to conduct public business. But the former attorney general denied the Freedom of Information […]

AG cracks down on 2 businesses selling fake COVID-19 test kits

BY: - April 3, 2020

Two businesses selling fake at-home COVID-19 test kits have been ordered to stop selling them by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.  Michigan residents can file a complaint online or call the Consumer Protection tip line, at 877-765-8388 from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.      The two businesses, VitaStik Inc. and $tronghold Inc., both registered in Las […]

Nessel charges Democratic Macomb Co. Prosecutor Eric Smith with embezzlement

BY: - March 24, 2020

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith, former County Treasurer and state Rep. Derek Miller (D-Warren) and two others have been charged with a number of felony crimes including embezzlement, misconduct in office and conducting a criminal enterprise. Investigators estimate the total amount of money embezzled related to these crimes since 2012 is around $600,000.  Democratic Attorney […]

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AG dispatching special agents to stop price gouging

BY: - March 23, 2020

Special agents will now be helping Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel crack down on price gouging amid the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. If you want to file a price gouging complaint, click here or call 877-765-8388.  According to a news release from Nessel’s office, highly trained criminal investigators will […]

Nessel fights price gouging on the ‘worst St. Patrick’s Day ever’

BY: - March 18, 2020

A box of gloves cost $19. A package of toilet paper will set you back $40. These are some of the complaints coming into the Michigan attorney general’s office consumer protection hotline in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Advance sat down with Attorney General Dana Nessel Tuesday evening just before she took a […]

Price gouging could cost you $500 during coronavirus outbreak, AG cracking down on large gatherings

BY: - March 15, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Sunday to impose restrictions on price gouging in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan that has risen to 33 positive cases of the coronavirus as of this story’s publication.  Executive Order 2020-8 restricts businesses or individuals from reselling products at prices grossly higher than the original cost […]

AG: Watch out for coronavirus-related price-gouging

BY: - March 12, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wars residents to beware of businesses engaging in potential price-gouging in light of the state emergency declared Tuesday for coronavirus (COVID-19). Michigan residents are urged to report any violation of the Consumer Protection Act online or by calling 877-765-8388. The AG office is aware of businesses selling face masks, hand sanitizers […]