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Suit Says OnStar, LexisNexis Shared Driving Data With Insurers, Spiking Rates

March 22, 2024
Do motorist-assistance systems like GM’s OnStar feed data to auto insurers, resulting in higher premiums for some drivers?
A south Florida man says indeed, they do, and has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against General Motors and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, claiming his premiums shot up after “erroneous” information was illegally supplied to insurance carriers.
Read more at Insurance Journal
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Michigan will become the last US state to decriminalize surrogacy contracts

March 20, 2024

Michigan is currently the only state in the nation where surrogacy contracts are criminally banned, according to the governor’s office. A 1988 law passed by Republicans makes it a misdemeanor or felony charge to take part in a compensated surrogacy contract.

Read more at WZZM 13

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Supreme Court unanimously rules against government in No Fly List case

March 19, 2024

Fikre alleges that he traveled to Sudan in late 2009 in pursuit of growing an electronics business in his native East Africa. The FBI questioned him while in Sudan, according to court filings, telling Fikre he was on the No Fly List and could be removed if he became an informant.

Read more at The Hill

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Michigan Senate panel votes to expand open records law to governor, lawmakers

March 18, 2024
Over the last year, multiple prominent figures in Lansing have been under criminal investigation. Former House Speaker Rick Johnson pleaded guilty in April to taking bribes as the leader of the state's medical marijuana licensing board. And in December, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel brought embezzlement charges against two top staffers of former House Speaker Lee Chatfield.
The criminal allegations came after the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity rated Michigan the worst state in the country in 2015 for its systems to deter corruption.
Read more at Detroit News
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