Court of Appeals Issue Yet Another Opinion Articulating Different View of “Causation” in Motorcycle Accident Coverage Under No-Fault Act

In Braverman ex rel Smutzki v Auto-Owners Insurance Company, the Court of Appeals issued another legal ruling on the extent or level of “involvement of a motor vehicle” in a motorcycle accident required under the No-Fault Act.  In the past couple of months, the Court of Appeals has issued two other opinions, each of which seem […]

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. […]

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 […]