Supreme Court Declines to Address Court of Appeals’ Ruling Migrant Farm Worker Resided in Michigan for Purposes of No-Fault Insurance Coverage

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to review an appeal of the Court of Appeals opinion in Lorenzo Tienda v. Integon National Insurance, which held that a migrant farm worker who maintained no permanent residency in any state resided in Michigan for purposes of the No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act’s provisions addressing priority among automobile insurers for payment […]

Supreme Court to Consider “Residency” of Migrant Farm Workers Under No-Fault Act for Purposes of Priority of Insurance Coverage for No-Fault Benefits

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered oral argument on an insurer’s application to consider the question of whether a migrant farm worker Salvador Lorenzo (Lorenzo) who maintained no permanent residency but spent time in North Carolina, Florida and Michigan every year was a “resident” of Michigan at the time passengers riding in his vehicle (Plaintiffs) […]

Michigan Supreme Court Rules Physical Custody of Children Per Court Order Under Child Custody Act Determines “Domicile” for Purposes of Allocating Priority of Coverage and Risk Sharing Among Automobile Insurers Under Michigan’s Automobile No-Fault Insurance Act

In a 4-3 opinion (authored by Justice Kelly and Joined by Chief Justice Young and Justices Cavanagh and Viviano) the Court addressed the meaning of the legal term “domiciled” in MCL 500.3114(1) of Michigan’s No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act, which establishes the primary insurer for purposes of covering claims arising out of injuries from automobile accidents. […]