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Michigan Supreme Court Concludes Judgment Entered on Motion is a “Verdict” Sufficient to Invoke Case Evaluation Awards and Costs Provision of Michigan Court Rules

Yesterday, in Acorn Investment Co v. Michigan Basic Property Insurance,┬áthe Michigan Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying a point that has been in contention for quite some time regarding the meaning of the term “verdict” under Michigan Court Rule (MCR) … Continue reading

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Tenants Occupying Insured Property Not Entitled to Coverage for Loss of Home by Fire Where Insured Did Not Reside In Premises – Court of Appeals Issues 2-1 Decision Holding Insurer Did Not Owe Coverage for Claim

This is an interesting insurance coverage decision issued by the Court of Appeals involving a claim for coverage involving a residential property destroyed by fire, which was not occupied by the insured. In Null v. Auto Owners, et al.COA.Opinion.10.22.2013, a … Continue reading

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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. ┬áThe case sets important parameters with respect to the current court’s view of when and how … Continue reading

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