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June 09, 2013

MSC orders oral argument to decide whether to consider what constitutes a "verdict" for purposes of case evaluation sanctions

On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the clerk to schedule oral argument on the application for leave to appeal in Acorn Investment Co. v. Michigan Basic Prop Ins. Ass'n. As we previously discussed, the Court of Appeals concluded that a case evaluation panel's appraisal of a property loss pursuant to an insurance policy does not amount to a verdict for purposes of imposing case evaluation sanctions. In its order, the Supreme Court instructed the parties to address that issue again at oral argument. The parties may file supplemental briefs within 42 days, as long as such briefs are not simply restatements of their application papers.

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