Attorney General Dana Nessel

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are asking a federal judge to toss a challenge the state’s new redistricting law. 

The amendment to create a new redistricting commission was adopted last year by voters. The amendment says former elected officials, party activists, and their relatives are not eligible to serve.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants the Public Service Commission to keep ratepayers in mind while assessing the state's energy needs and resources. 

Nessel's office says comments she filed last week with the commission express serious concerns about customers' ability to afford utility service and the quality of the service.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh are in Marquette Monday as part of their Elder Abuse Listening Tour. 

Officials say at least 73,000 older adults in Michigan are victims of elder abuse at the hands of individuals entrusted to care for them. Listening tour attendees will be able to share their concerns about the often under-recognized and under-reported social problem. Input will be used to better guide the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Task Force.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University will be the final stop for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh on their statewide listening tour about elder abuse.

The meetings have been held to identify issues facing Michigan seniors to better guide the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse Task Force.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says utility customers should automatically get a credit on their bill if they go without power for too long. 

People can get a $25 credit if their power isn't restored in five days or in certain other situations. Nessel says the burden shouldn't be on customers to request the credit, especially now that smart meters have been deployed by DTE Electric and Consumers Energy.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is opposing a federal plan to drop gray wolves from the endangered species list. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the wolf has recovered in the Lower 48 states and no longer needs federal protection. More than 5,000 live in the contiguous U.S., including roughly 660 in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The service wants to turn management of the species over to the states.

Equifax settles over data breach

Jul 23, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Monday announced that her office, along with 48 other attorneys general, have reached a settlement with Equifax over a data breach. 

In 2017 Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, impacting nearly half of the U.S. population. The breach impacted social security numbers, dates of birth and addresses, among other things. 

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is with the Attorney General’s Office. She says Equifax will pay up to $425 million to consumers and $175 million to states. 

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 20 other attorneys general from across the US to ask a court to force the federal government to keep children safe in immigration detention centers. 

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The Michigan Supreme Court is unsure if it can weigh in on the method used to change Michigan’s minimum wage and earned sick time laws, and it wants Attorney General Dana Nessel to weigh in. 

Last year the state Legislature adopted two ballot measures. The measures increased the state’s minimum wage and required certain employers offer paid earned sick time.

The Republican-led Legislature quickly made major changes to those measures in the same Legislative session. That brought up the question of whether that “adopt and amend” move was okay.

WAYNE, MI (AP)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged a 57-year-old Detroit-area priest with sexually abusing a minor. 

Nessel said in a statement The Rev. Joseph "Jack" Baker was arrested Monday and is expected to be arraigned in a Wayne district court. The charge is first-degree criminal sexual conduct with someone under 13.

The Archdiocese of Detroit announced last month it restricted Baker from ministry because of a decades-old allegation. Baker, who most recently served St. Perpetua Parish in Waterford Township, was ordained in 1993.