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Google to pay Michigan $12M over location tracking services, experts say it’s a win for consumers 

BY: - November 28, 2022

Google this month agreed to pay out $391.5 million across 40 states, including $12 for Michigan, after attorneys general sued the technology company for being deceptive about their location tracking practices in what experts said is an important win for consumers.  The settlement was a result of attorneys general suing Google for violating consumer protections. […]

Student loan repayment pause extended by White House amid legal battles over relief plan

BY: - November 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Department of Education announced on Tuesday it is extending the pandemic-era pause on federal student loan repayments until June 30 while legal challenges to the administration’s student debt relief program are fought over in the courts. The agency said if the student debt relief program has not been put in place by […]

Nessel announces $3.1 billion settlement with Walmart over opioid epidemic allegations

BY: - November 16, 2022

A settlement has been reached between Walmart and the states resolving allegations that the company’s failure to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores contributed to the opioid addiction crisis. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the deal Tuesday, saying it will provide more than $3 billion nationally while also requiring significant improvements […]

Karamo still hasn’t conceded, tells supporters to ‘standby’ for more election fraud conspiracies

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo continues to push baseless claims about election fraud in the state, telling supporters “there is more to come.” Karamo has yet to concede from the race after losing Tuesday’s election to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson by 14 points — the largest margin of any top statewide race.  […]

Groups say all votes must be counted, prepare to fight against voter intimidation on Tuesday

BY: - November 7, 2022

On the eve of Election Day, a coalition of organizations declared that each ballot must be counted and that it won’t tolerate voter intimidation.    “Nearly 2 million Michiganders have exercised their constitutional right to vote by absentee ballot, and millions more eligible voters will go to the polls tomorrow on Election Day,” said Micheal Davis […]

More than 42 million Americans already have voted in the midterms

BY: - November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers. The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting ahead of Election Day, possibly continuing a […]

Judge rejects Karamo’s election lawsuit, says it would disenfranchise Detroit voters

BY: - November 7, 2022

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny rejected on Monday GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo’s lawsuit attempting to disqualify absentee voters in Detroit, calling it “unprecedented” and “intolerable.” “Such harm to the citizens of the city of Detroit, and by extension the citizens of the state of Michigan, is not only unprecedented, it […]

Nessel files brief against Karamo’s Detroit voting suit, says it’s about ‘spreading misinformation’

BY: - November 7, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel filed an amicus brief on Friday in support of the city of Detroit in the case filed against Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, in which GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo attempted to disqualify absentee voters in the city. The lawsuit was filed by Karamo in an attempt to […]

Court tosses GOP lawsuit seeking more Republican election inspectors in Flint

BY: - November 3, 2022

A Genesee Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that would require Flint to hire more Republican election inspectors.  The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee due to concerns the city had violated the party’s rights under Michigan state law for an “equal number as nearly as […]

Study: Michigan could see the 3rd highest maternal death rate if abortion is banned

BY: - November 3, 2022

Michigan has the third-highest expected increase in maternal deaths in the nation if the state’s 1931 abortion ban goes into effect, according to a report released Wednesday from the liberal group the Center for American Progress (CAP). Held off by preliminary injunctions amid a flurry of legal action, Michigan’s 91-year-old law criminalizing abortion hasn’t gone […]

Karamo files long-shot lawsuit to require Detroit residents to vote in person

BY: - October 28, 2022

GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo filed a lawsuit Wednesday to require Detroit voters to vote in person or obtain their ballots in person at the clerk’s office. “This is the only valid process of identity in the statute because the [Michigan secretary of state] failed to promulgate a signature comparison rule,” the lawsuit […]

Updated: Three more men convicted of supporting plot to kidnap and kill Whitmer

BY: and - October 26, 2022

Three suspects charged with supporting a plot that sought to kidnap and assassinate Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have been convicted on all charges. A Jackson County jury rendered the verdicts Wednesday morning against Joe Morrison, 28, Pete Musico, 44, and Paul Bellar, 24, finding them guilty of providing “material support” for a terrorist act. They […]