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IMPORTANT NO-FAULT UPDATE FOR MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS AND MVA VICTIMS WHO ARE MINORS AND/OR SUSTAIN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court did away with the long-held rule of protecting minors and the infirm in no-fault claims.   This legal issue has literally been a political ping-pong match with the balance of the court changing so much since 1999.   Since 1973 — when the no-fault act was enacted — it had always been […]

The battle to save Northern Michigan jobs and to preserve Michigan’s Auto No-fault Insurance resumes in 2012

In the 1992 and 1994 Michigan statewide elections, many remember the no-fault insurance industry’s ballot initiatives (Proposals C and D) which sought to dramatically convert Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system into managed care funded by tax payers.  These efforst were resoundingly defeated by the people of Michigan.  See the Official election results here. After 17 […]

Driving too close behind another and stopping abruptly are factors that may lead to driver liability for personal injury suffered by another. And, when multiple motor vehicles are involved in a scenario which is a factor resulting in a motorcyclist’s injury, liability for no-fault coverage afforded to the motorcyclist may rest with more than one of the involved motor vehicles.

Facts & Ruling by Court: Three cars were traveling south on M-37 approaching a curve in the roadway.  Heading northbound was a motorcyclist.  The first of the three cars was looking for wood.  It is here where testimony of several witnesses differed on what actually occurred next: the driver of the first car says he […]