Judge wants update on lawsuit opposing health law

DETROIT – A federal judge in Detroit is holding a status conference in a 3-month-old lawsuit that challenges the government's new health care law.

The Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor filed a lawsuit on behalf of itself and four people from southeastern Michigan who don't have private health insurance and object to being told to purchase coverage.

U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh has scheduled a status conference for Tuesday.

The plaintiffs have asked for a preliminary injunction, saying the new health law is unconstitutional. The government wants the judge to dismiss the case.