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Medical Providers’ Collection Lawsuits Against Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurers Remains Valid With A Patient Assignment

On May 8, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a binding decision in Shah, et al v State Farm Ins Co, ___ Mich App ___ (2018).  This is the first post Covenant v State Farm Ins Co, case that […]

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The New Era of Medical Provider No-fault Litigation

So if you have not heard, the auto no-fault insurance law has changed in Michigan for medical providers.  After nearly 40 years of permissible statutory action under the no-fault act, the Michigan Supreme Court abruptly changed the law for medical providers.  The […]

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Call A Cab: Don’t Drink and Drive

With summer tourism in full swing here in Northern Michigan, particularly with the upcoming Cherry Festival and 4th of July festivities in all our harbor towns and area inland lake communities, it is never too late or too redundant to advocate against […]

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No-Fault Medical Provider Actions Now At Potential Risk

On May 27, 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court has effectively signaled a complete 180 from its stated opinion exactly one-year ago, despite no change in the Court’s current composition of justices.  Last May 28, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court denied an application to appeal a decision […]

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Highway Liability Back Before The Michigan Supreme Court

Smith & Johnson’s partner, L. Page Graves, argued a case of first impression regarding liability against the MDOT for failing to maintain parallel parking spaces in reasonable repair for the safety of pedestrians exiting their motor vehicle, before the Michigan […]

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National Fire Prevention Week

Obviously, fire safety in the home is common sense and not to be ignored.  But with the daily hustle of work and family schedules, it is easy to let slide the routine chore of double-checking your household fire alarms (replace with fresh batteries) and […]

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Festivals & Vendor Tents

It is that time of the summer season up here in northern Michigan where festivals are in full swing.  With that come corporate sponsors and vendors setting up their promotional tents for the designed purpose to engage potential customers.  Vendor tents […]

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Keeping Dogs on a Leash

Up here in northern Michigan, we are blessed with so many trails, walkways and places to walk, hike, bike or recreate.  And to many, dogs are equally part of that cherished family activity.  For everyone’s benefit and safety using the […]