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 […]