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More Fees for Michigan Drivers

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Michigan motorists face higher gas tax and fees for annual license plate renewals. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Auto Liability, Insurance, No Fault Liability, Transportation, Trucking Liability

Only Named Party May File a Direct Claim Against Carrier

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If you’re not listed on the bill of lading, you may not have standing to be listed on the complaint under Carmack Amendment. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Cargo Liability, Motor Vehicle Liability, Transportation, Trucking Liability

Judicial Estoppel/Standing: A Power Tool for Your Risk Management Toolbox

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A simple deposition question about a plaintiff’s bankruptcy history could result in a dismissal for the defense. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Bankruptcy, Risk Management

Can Grow America Act Deal With Challenges of Aging, Underfunded Transportation System?

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Transportation Secretary lobbies for the Grow America Act, which seeks to jump start long delayed improvements and repairs to the US infrastructure. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Public Policy

Bus Driver Could be Grossly Negligent for Extra Bumpy Ride

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Appellate court rules school bus driver may be grossly negligent for decision to divert from normal route to "treat" students to an extra bumpy ride, resulting in injuries. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Governmental Immunity, Motor Vehicle Liability

Supreme Court Holds Noneconomic Damages Recoverable Against Governmental Entity

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Supreme Court ruling clears path for plaintiffs to claim additional bodily injury damages in municipal vehicle liability cases. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Auto Liability, Governmental Immunity, Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability

Plaintiff’s Fraudulent Claims Preclude Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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Appellate court upholds grant of summary disposition in fraudulent PIP and uninsured motorist case. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Auto Liability, Fraud Activity, Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability

Speeding For An Emergency? Not So Fast...

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Michigan appellate court considers whether "sudden emergency" doctrine applies to case where the driver's excessive speed contributed to the emergency situation. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability

Insurer Reimbursement Action Limited by One-Year Back Rule Despite Mistake of Fact

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Insurers should consider how the implications of the one-year back rule in Michigan PIP cases could limit their ability to seek reimbursement from other carriers Continue Reading ›

Tags: Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability

Court Addresses Unreasonable Risk Standard in Trucking Liability Case

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Did the driver's actions create an "unreasonable risk" to others in this trucking liability case? Continue Reading ›

Tags: No Fault Liability, Trucking Liability
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