Jordan D’s Law: Michigan Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Tackle Online Sextortion and Honor Local Teen’s Memory

LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to combat the increasing menace of online sextortion, especially among minors, Michigan legislators have introduced a legislative package known as Jordan D’s Law, memorializing a teenage victim of this heinous crime. The law seeks to hold perpetrators accountable and ramp up preventive education against such online threats. The bills introduced by State Reps. John Fitzgerald, Kara Hope, and Jenn Hill are crafted in response to the tragic death of 17-year-old Jordan DeMay from Marquette, who took his own life in 2022 after becoming a victim of sextortion. This crime … Read more

Michigan Chemical Company Alleges Bank’s Fault in Employee’s $880K Embezzlement Case

Portage, MI — In a legal battle that underscores the vulnerabilities in financial transaction systems, Michigan-based Beaver Research Company is suing Huntington Bank. The chemical company alleges that lapses in the bank’s system facilitated an embezzlement scheme by one of its own employees, resulting in a loss of over $880,000. The lawsuit, initially filed in Kalamazoo County before being transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, claims the bank’s system gaps enabled the former employee to divert company funds to her personal account. This redirection of payments was masked to … Read more

New Michigan Law Targets Noxious Weeds, Grants Protections for Vital Milkweed

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has recently enacted a law designed to combat the spread of noxious weeds while also offering protection for milkweed, a crucial plant for monarch butterflies. The legislation aims to eradicate specific noxious weeds and grants local government bodies the authority to appoint commissioners and allocate funding for the control of these plants. Under the new law, certain plants including Canada thistle, dodders, wild carrot, poison ivy, and poison sumac are classified as noxious weeds. Additionally, any plants deemed a “common nuisance” can also be included in this category. However, the … Read more

Ford Motor Co. Fights Against Tech Company’s Bid to Increase Unfair Competition Award in Michigan Federal Court

Detroit, Michigan – Ford Motor Co., one of the world’s largest automakers, is challenging a tech company’s appeal to increase an unfair competition award against Ford. The tech company is seeking to raise the amount awarded to them from less than half a million dollars. In a petition filed in a Michigan federal court on Wednesday, Ford argued against the motion to boost the award. The company emphasized that the tech company’s request should be denied. The exact details surrounding this unfair competition award remain undisclosed. However, Ford’s opposition suggests that they believe the initial … Read more