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Lawyers’ Corner: Self-Employed PIP Benefits in El-Najjar v Wilson

Many businesses carry no-fault insurance for vehicles used in the operation of their business. From trucking companies to used car sales, PIP benefits from the employer cover employees on the job. But what if a person is the self-employed owner of such a business? Does the business coverage apply?

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Lawyers’ Corner: Boat Launch Accidents in Overbeek v Fremont Ins Co

Is a boat launch accident an auto insurance issue or is it covered by a person’s boat-owners’ insurance policy? The answer depends on the language of the insurance policies.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Pre-Existing Conditions in Rudder v Easter

Auto accident attorneys don’t always get to choose clients who were in perfect health before the car crash. But pre-existing conditions don’t automatically lead to dismissal. A recent unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals case explains when and how a pre-existing condition can still result in Third Party damages.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Adult Foster Care in Keys of Life v Auto-Owners Ins Co

Adult foster care bridges the gap between inpatient care independent living. But a recent Michigan Court of Appeals case warns that not all facilities are created equal. Licensing can be the difference between easy no-fault benefits and a long court battle.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Auto Repair Negligence in Gusmano v Barney’s Auto Servs

In a serious injury accident, auto accident attorneys sometimes need to get creative to find liability. When a car malfunction results in a car accident, the spotlight can turn to auto repair negligence claims. But as a recent case suggests, proving negligence isn’t always easy.

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