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Prominent 2020 Election Critic Announces Run for Michigan AG

Private-practice attorney Matthew DePerno announced his run for Michigan AG. DePerno, who was one of the attorneys challenging in court the 2020 presidential election results in northern Michigan’s Antrim County, has not yet specified his party affiliation. Incumbent Michigan Democratic AG Dana Nessel is seeking reelection for a second term. To “meet” the state AGs…

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39 Attorneys General, FTC Shut Down Alleged Charity Scammers Using Robocalls

A bipartisan group of 39 AGs, led by Michigan AG Dana Nessel, and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with tele-fundraising company Associated Community Services and related entities and individuals (collectively, “ACS”) over allegations that ACS engaged in a fraudulent charitable solicitation scheme that used tens of millions of illegal robocalls to solicit…

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Michigan Attorney General Seeks State Supreme Court Review of a Michigan Consumer Protection Act Exemption

Michigan AG Dana Nessel filed an amicus brief in the Michigan Supreme Court urging it to reconsider its denial of an appeal in Cyr, et al. v. Ford Motor Co., and revisit its interpretation of an exemption contained in the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (“MCPA”). Plaintiffs sued Ford Motor Co. (“Ford”) for, among other things,…

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Senior Living Facilities Warned Against Charging Potentially Illegal COVID-19 Fees

Michigan AG Dana Nessel sent cease and desist letters to senior living facilities owner CSIG Holding Co. LLC, management company Senior Village Management LLC, and 11 facilities under their ownership and management (collectively, “CSIG”) alleging that COVID-19 fees charged to residents violated Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act (“MCPA”).

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