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18
Aug

Proof of a Guaranteed Job Is Necessary for Insured to Recover No-Fault Wage Loss Benefits

Gregory D. White
An insured who makes a claim for no-fault personal injury protection benefits under an automobile insurance policy must prove he had actual guaranteed work to survive an insurer’s motion for summary disposition, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently held in an unpublished opinion. In Hatfield [...]
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11
Aug

Michigan Court of Appeals Decision Addresses Priority of Coverage Based on Insurer’s Proof of Insured’s Domicile

John Gilliam
In a recent unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that because the claimant did not establish a new domicile after moving from his grandparents’ home, the trial court properly granted summary disposition when it held that the grandparents’ insurer was in higher priority and res[...]
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31
Jul

Jason Baas & Dan McCarthy Obtain Impressive No-Cause Defense Verdict in SMART Bus Accident Lawsuit

Jason Baas
On July 18, 2017, ZAC attorneys Jason Baas and Dan McCarthy secured a substantial win for our client, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). The plaintiff, represented by attorney Mike Morse, alleged that he was injured in April 2015 when a passenger vehicle struck a par[...]
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31
Jul

New Administration Equals New Rules for So-Called “Joint Employers”

ZAC Andrea Johnson
After only six months since the President took office, the Trump Administration has had a large impact on redefining the “joint employer” relationship that was slowly expanded during the Obama Administration. The end result is a potentially sweeping change over an area previously riddled with li[...]
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28
Jul

Andrea Johnson and Amy Applin Tally Two Big Wins in Sewer Project Dispute

ZAC Andrea Johnson
ZAC shareholders Andrea Johnson and Amy Applin, assisted by associate Jessica Kingston, scored two victories – one from the trial court and another from the Michigan Court of Appeals – in a complicated multimillion dollar lawsuit that several municipalities have been litigating since 2012. [c[...]
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