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The Michigan House Insurance Committee has approved a modified version of a bill reforming Michigan’s no-fault insurance law that was recently passed by the Michigan Senate. Although this bill has made more progress than other recent attempts to reform Michigan’s no-fault law, it is still being met with a great deal of controversy. Under Michigan’s

On April 16, 2015, Michigan Senators approved a new bill that would make changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law. Under Michigan no-fault law, as it currently stands, all drivers are required to purchase auto insurance and each driver pays an annual fee of $186 per vehicle, which goes to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association

Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send

Michigan legislators have introduced bills that would permanently revoke the medical licenses of doctors found to be intentionally breaking the law. The legislation was introduced in response to the case of cancer specialist Farid Fata. Last month, Fata pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud. Fata would knowingly misdiagnose patients and order medically unnecessary

Flint Gun Violence

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by

Flint police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex around 9 p.m. on Monday after 911 calls reported hearing gun shots. Inside the Atherton East Apartments, a man who was shot died shortly after the officers arrived. No witnesses have yet to come forward, and the investigation remains ongoing. If you have any details about

Scott Goodwin (pictured), the new president of the Michigan Association for Justice, at Law Day 2014. In case you haven’t heard, our own Scott Goodwin began his one-year term as the president of the Michigan Association for Justice on July 1, 2014. Now he’s making headlines, one of which was on LegalNews.com, where he was

Michigan Train Accidents

Monday, 05 May 2014 by

Did you know that Michigan has over 3,600 miles of train tracks within its borders? These tracks carry goods valued at over $42 billion annually. Whether or not you knew this, there are a lot of trains traveling through Michigan. More recently, Michigan’s Detroit light rail initiative, M-1, kicked into full swing. M-1 is a

General Motors installed defective ignition switches in over 2.6 million of its cars. Wondering how much an ignition switch even costs? Just more than half of a dollar: 57 cents. Don’t let the small price of the problem fool you, this is a serious recall; there have already been 13 deaths on account of the

Digging around looking for April Fools’ Day material I found this criminal case; it’s a textbook example of what not to do on a day like today: April 7, 1970, [the] defendant entered the grocery store where she worked. He produced a toy handgun and stated, ‘This is a hold-up’. [The cashier] gave him the folding

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If you’re driving along and hit a deer, then why shouldn’t you be able to take it? It’s likely caused injury to your car, and unfortunately it would be hard to collect a judgment against a deer for a Michigan negligence claim. But is it legal to do this under Michigan law? In September 2014,

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