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. […]

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 […]