Michigan Supreme Court Issues Important 6-1 Decision on Priority of Payments for PIP Benefits and Rules Against Double Recovery

In Harris v. Auto Club.07.29.2013, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled a plaintiff injured in a motor vehicle accident was not entitled to double recovery of medical benefits under the automobile liability policy issued to the owner of the motor vehicle involved in the accident.  The plaintiff was injured when his motorcycle was struck by a […]

Michigan Supreme Court Rules “Base Price” of Van Not Included as “Allowable Expense” Under Personal Insurance Protection Benefits of the No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act

In a 4-1 opinion (JJ. Viviano and McCormack not participating), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the “base price” of a van was not an allowable PIP expense under the No-Fault Act.  MCL 500.3107(1)(a) permits an injured person to recover personal injury protection (PIP) benefits from an insurer for “[a]llowable expenses consisting of all reasonable charges incurred for […]