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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

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

Court's Rejection of Environmental Challenge Clears Next Step for New Bridge Crossing

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Environmental issues won't hamper plans to construct a new bridge between the U.S. and Canada, according to a recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Legislation, Environmental Regulation

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

Beware: Double Damages Under Medicare Secondary Payor Act!

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What is the Medicare Secondary Payment Act and why is important in the litigation context? This post provides a breakdown of the basics. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Auto Liability, Medicare Issues, Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability, Premises Liability, Trucking Liability

What Employers of CMV Drivers Should Know About Alcohol or Controlled Substance Testing

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Employers with Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) licensed employees need to know the six types of required alcohol and controlled substance testing. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Cargo Liability, Trucking Liability

Show Me The Money – Cancellation of No-Fault Policy for Non-Payment of Premium Strictly Enforced by MI Court of Appeals

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Appellate court affirms ruling that no-fault insurance benefits are unavailable to plaintiff who allowed policy to be cancelled on same day as motor vehicle accident. Continue Reading ›

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

The Other Vehicle – The Perplexing Intersection of Motorcycle Law & The Michigan No Fault Act

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Of the most populace motorcycle states in the country, only Michigan motorcyclists enjoy no-fault benefits from the involved motor vehicle first, regardless of fault. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Motor Vehicle Liability, No Fault Liability
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