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Lawyers’ Corner: Special Mobile Equipment in Bergman v Cotanche

Most auto accident lawsuits involve traditional cars, trucks, and SUVs. But occasionally a case comes along involving special mobile equipment. A published opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals recently clarified how the Michigan No-Fault Act applies to this unique class of vehicles.

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Lawyers’ Corner: Passenger Fraud in Shelton v Auto-Owners Ins Co

Over the last few years, the question of fraud has become all too prevalent in auto accident cases. Policy holder fraud can void a no-fault policy. But what about passenger fraud? A newly published Court of Appeals case takes up the issue.

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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 A recent unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals case explains when and how a pre-existing condition can still result in Third Party damages.

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