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June 2010

Jun 2010
June 21, 2010

MSC Opinion: Woodman v. Kera LLC

In Woodman v. Kera LLC, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a preinjury liability waiver signed by a parent on behalf of his or her child are not enforceable under common law because, absent special circumstances, a parent has no authority to bind his or her child by contract. The Court unanimously voted to affirm the result of

Jun 2010
June 18, 2010

COA Opinion: Recently appointed judge entitled to incumbency designation

On June 17, 2009, the Michigan Court of Appeals released its published opinion in Janer v. Barnes, No. 298401.' In April 2010, the plaintiffs and the defendant filed timely petitions to appear on the primary-election ballot for the position of 74th District Court Judge.' The position was a non-incumbent position because the judge had ann

Jun 2010
June 16, 2010

COA Opinion: Deductible on underlying no-fault policy does not alter the point at which payments from the Catastrophic Claims Association are triggered

On June 15, 2010, the Court of Appeals issued its consolidated per curiam opinion in the cases of American Home Assurance Company v. Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, No. 287153 and Ace American Insurance Company v. Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, No. 292539. Both of these cases raised the question of the effect of a deduc

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