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Showing 13 posts in Motor Vehicle Liability.

Don't Tweet and Drive!

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Michigan takes legislative lead on curbing the use of electronic devices by motorists. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Motor Vehicle Liability, Trucking Liability

Injury at Gas Pump not Covered by Michigan No-Fault

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Appellate Court upholds grant of summary disposition in a PIP no-fault case involving an injury at a gasoline pump. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Auto Liability, Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault 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

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

If it Looks Like a Jeep, Drives Like a Jeep, Court Rules it Might Not be a Jeep (Motor Vehicle)

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Appellate court rules tricking out your ride could change its classification as a motor vehicle. Continue Reading ›

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

Not So Fast – Appellate Court Changes Direction After Holding Prior No-Fault Action Invokes Res Judicata in Uninsured Motorist Claims

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Appellate court’s ruling blurs applicability of res judicata in Michigan to uninsured motorist claims after prior no-fault suit Continue Reading ›

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