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Assistant Attorney General Assigned to Upper Peninsula Office

Feb 21, 2020

For the first time in more than a decade, the Department of Attorney General has stationed an assistant attorney general in the Upper Peninsula. Late last year, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced plans to expand services to U.P. residents by staffing the Marquette Office, located on Northern Michigan University’s campus, with a full-time assistant attorney […]

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Attorney General Restructures Department

Jan 03, 2020

Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced structural changes to the department, which she hopes will strengthen important functions, and emphasize consumer protections, education, and safety. Additionally, she believes the changes will ensure that key investigations and initiatives are appropriately staffed to succeed. The structural changes include: Re-assigned four criminal attorneys to focus solely on elder […]

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Legislation Reported Providing Address Confidentiality

Oct 04, 2019

A package of legislation was reported by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee which under certain circumstances allows a person’s address to be omitted from certain government documents. The program would be run by the Department of the Attorney General who would be responsible for reviewing applications to participate in the program. Participants may […]

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Attorney General Joins Campaign to Stop Illegal Robocalls

Aug 30, 2019

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined Attorneys General in 49 states and Washington D.C., and 12 telecom providers, in an agreement to fight illegal robocalls. The Anti-Robocall Principles were established amongst the group to help protect residents from illegal robocalls and aim to make it easier for states to investigate and prosecute bad actors. Phone companies […]

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New Michigan Opioid Crisis Information

Aug 16, 2019

Two new developments have occurred in Michigan’s fight against opioid addiction. Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel, and 38 state Attorney Generals are attempting to persuade Congress to remove barriers placed by the federal government that bar health care providers from treating opioid disorders. A copy of the letter that Nessel and 38 other attorney generals […]

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Attorneys General Urge Congressional Action on PFAS

Aug 02, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 20 Attorneys General in sending a letter urging Congress to pass legislation that aids states in addressing the public health threat presented by PFAS. The letter specifically calls for action to help states address and prevent the growing dangers of these chemicals that can contaminate drinking water and groundwater. […]

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Attorney General Intervenes in Utility Rate Increase Cases

Jul 12, 2019

This week, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her plans to intervene in four utility rate cases. Currently, three providers have filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission to increase their residential consumers’ rates and a fourth is anticipated to also request a rate increase. The Attorney General citied protecting ratepayers as her reason for intervening […]

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House and Senate File Lawsuit Challenging Attorney General Opinion

Jun 07, 2019

This week, the Michigan House and Senate filed two lawsuits against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for refusing to follow the 2018 petition initiative law that Attorney General Dana Nessel declared unconstitutional through an official opinion. The 2018 law, passed by the legislature and approved by former Governor Rick Snyder, required that not more than […]

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