Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 1:00 PM EDT May 22, 2019 Lansing – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will not be “bullied” into making a deal to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance amid outside pressure from Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert and other groups. The East Lansing Democrat said she has made “some progress” in negotiations with Republicans leaders after vowing to veto plans the House and Senate approved two weeks ago. “But we’re not done,” she said. “Winds can change real fast in this town. I don’t know there’s much to say beyond that.” Gilbert confirmed this week he is planning to launch a petition drive for auto insurance reform if Whitmer and GOP leaders are unable to hammer out a plan, but his team also said they remain “hopeful” for a legislative solution. The state Constitution would allow the Legislature to enact a petition drive plan … [Read more...] about Whitmer: I won’t be ‘bullied’ on auto insurance
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Earlier this month, Foursquare launched a special feature for users in Austin, Texas, called Hypertrending. The idea was to show off the company’s location tracking technology to attendees of the South by Southwest conference by creating a heat map of the city. The Hypertrending map ranked all of the public places in Austin based on how many people were in each location; during the conference, the Austin Convention Center was ranked first, with the local airport and the University of Texas second and third. You could also look at the most crowded restaurants, events, and nightlife–ostensibly to understand which places were happening and which weren’t. The experiment was only accessible in Austin and for the two weeks of the conference. And though it may have seemed innocuous to some, it also raised larger questions: Did Foursquare’s app really have enough users to create an accurate heat map? Was the company getting data from other sources, too? How else … [Read more...] about Location tracking is designed to confuse. Here’s what happened when I tried to understand it
Terry Tang, Associated Press Updated 5:59 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. The revelation that a Phoenix woman in a vegetative state recently gave birth has prompted Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons to resign, putting a spotlight on the safety of long-term care settings for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. less This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. The revelation that a Phoenix woman in a vegetative state recently gave birth has prompted Hacienda HealthCare CEO Bill Timmons to resign, ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in … [Read more...] about Officials: Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member
Business | In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. Johnson & Johnson says that its Johnson’s Baby Powder has never contained asbestos and that claims are based on “junk science.” Credit Credit Jens Mortensen for The New York Times Supported by ByRoni Caryn Rabin and Tiffany Hsu Dec. 14, 2018 The memos were concise and direct. An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc. Two years later, another executive raised a red … [Read more...] about In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front
Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 11:31 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Detroit — High-profile lawyer Mike Morse received a duffel bag full of cash in January from his former brother-in-law, who is expected to be indicted alongside others next month in connection with a bribery conspiracy that benefited Morse, according to federal court records. Morse, a well-known personal-injury lawyer due to his firm’s television commercials and roadside billboards, was notified about the money in a text message that included a photo of the duffel bag and a four-letter curse aimed at Morse's rival, Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, according to the records. In the text message, former brother-in-law Mark Radom wrote: "F--- Feiger." The duffel bag photo and the text message are the latest developments to emerge from a civil lawsuit notable for its revelations about an ongoing grand jury investigation involving the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and a federal … [Read more...] about Lawyer Mike Morse got bag of cash amid bribery probe, lawsuit claims.