Michigan Supreme Court Holds Non-Economic (Mental Anguish) Damages Are Not Recoverable for Destruction of Property

This case, released on March 22, 2013, holds that the common-law rule is that non-economic damages may not be recovered for destruction of property.  The case sets important parameters with respect to the current court’s view of when and how the common-law should be adhered to, and how it should go about being changed.  This aspect of the opinion will certainly be a guide for many future cases the Court is currently considering.

I will write more about the case later.  For now, here is the opinion:  Price v. High Pointe Oil, LLC

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