Michigan Attorney General
Attorney General Dana Nessel agrees to pay $80 million and make prison changes to settle lawsuits alleging sexual assault of juvenile prisoners in adult prisons.
A proposed $69.5 million settlement with the state raised questions among residents over the company’s future obligations to monitor health and listen to public concerns.
The state asks the court to reject the right of thousands of workers to collect monetary damages.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Attorney General Dana Nessel alleges PFAS manufacturers “intentionally hid” known health and environmental risks from the public and state in order to continue profiting off “forever chemicals.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Nessel announced the lawsuit on Tuesday, touted as the first of its kind in the nation.
In response to a Bridge Magazine investigation, Nessel said her office will look into whether the state agency mishandled public records on the 2016 killings of protected gray wolves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Priorities USA argues in two lawsuits that state laws prohibiting certain voter services unconstitutionally restrict the right to vote. A state Republican leader said the restrictions are important to discourage voter fraud.
Like her predecessor Bill Schuette, Nessel is contesting every claim by juveniles who said they were raped by adult prisoners — including whether the teens, some as young as 14, can be called children at trial.
The victory, which could pave the way for the tunnel plan to proceed, is a setback for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who halted work on the project in March. Attorney General Dana Nessel released a 120-page report and vowed to appeal.
Attorney General Nessel is asking the judge to ignore her heated rhetoric as a private citizen and suspend his recent ruling allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse service to gay or transgender parents.
No money for Pure Michigan and less for rural hospitals. More money for Medicaid work rules and water testing. How Gretchen Whitmer’s nearly $1 billion in changes could have a big impact on everyday residents.
The law places a 15 percent cap per congressional district on signature gathering for ballot initiatives. The court said that unfairly hampers the public’s rights.
Tucked inside the $59.9 billion budget, Michigan legislators have proposed big cuts to the Department of Education unless it creates A-F school grades, shifts money for redistricting and requires the construction of a controversial psychiatric facility in Caro.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Jonker says Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel put St. Vincent Catholic Charities “in the position of either giving up its belief or giving up its contract with the state.”
Republican-led House and Senate committees approve road funding at levels well below what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has demanded. Constraints placed on Secretary of State and Attorney General offices may also draw pushback from the governor.
Michigan’s attorney general explains why she sued to close the controversial Line 5 gas pipeline that passes beneath the Mackinac Straits.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking court order to decommission Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, citing a “continual threat of grave harm” to the Great Lakes. Separately, she’s seeking to dismiss an Enbridge lawsuit to uphold an agreement to bury the pipelines in a bedrock tunnel.
Michigan attorney general sides with Detroit children’s lawsuit against the state. ‘There are moments in our ... history when silence in the face of abhorrent circumstances is not an option,’ Nessel says.
Attorney General Dana Nessel claims the Republican law, which placed new restrictions on the statewide ballot initiative process, is unconstitutional. The GOP now is going to court in a bid to force the Secretary of State to ignore Nessel’s opinion.
Enbridge announces it can finish Line 5 tunnel by 2024, setting up potential conflict between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is threatening litigation.