Michigan Supreme Court Denies Leave in Two of Three Cases Pending to Address Legal Causation Under No-Fault Act for Motorcycle Accidents

Last week I filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the State Farm v. MMRMA case pending on application to the Michigan Supreme Court.  As I mentioned in my last post, there were two other cases, both pending on applications to the Court, which asked the Court to deal with the same […]

Supreme Court Denies Application to Consider Whether Noneconomic Damages are Available Under No-Fault Act Against Governmental Entities

In Hodges.v.City of Dearborn et al, the Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision to allow a suit to proceed against a governmental entity in a wrongful death, liability suit involving a collision between a police vehicle responding to a reported fire and the plaintiff’s decedent’s vehicle.  The Court of Appeals held the plaintiff’s estate […]

No-Fault Insurer Entitled to Judgment on Hospital’s Claim for Reimbursement of Medical Expenses for Motorcyclist’s Injuries for Accident Caused in Avoiding Collision with Motor Vehicle

In DMC v. Progressive, The Court of Appeals reversed a trial court judgment for the plaintiff hospital which sought reimbursement from defendant no-fault insurer of medical expenses for care to an injured motorcyclist. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he ditched his bike to avoid a collision with an automobile about to cross into his path. […]