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March 2010

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March 12, 2010

COA Opinion: Attorney-fee award against insurer that denied two claims may be upheld where the denial was reasonable as to only one of the claims, if the attorney's work cannot be separated by claim

In Tinnin v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, No. 286141 (published Mar. 11, 2010), the Court of Appeals affirmed the entire amount of attorney fees awarded under MCL '' 500.3148(1)' against an insurer where the insurer's failure to pay one component of medical expenses was unreasonable, but the insurer's decision to not pay another component was reasonab

Mar 2010
March 11, 2010

COA Opinion: Sustains jury verdict finding no liability arising out of law firm's representation of former shareholder of a former client

On March 9, 2010, the Court of Appeals published its opinion in Alpha Capital Management, Inc. v. Rentenbach, No. 287280.' In this case, the Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that found that a lawyer and law firm were not liable to their former client, Alpha Capital Management ("ACM"), in connection with their representation of a for

Mar 2010
March 11, 2010

COA Opinion: Alleged unlawful detention does relieve an individual from criminal liability for assaulting police officers

On March 9, 2010, the Court of Appeal published' its January 2010 decision in People v. Corr, No. 289330.' In this case, the Court of Appeals reversed the decisions of the district and circuit courts which had found that a criminal defendant should not be bound over for trial on a charge of resisting a police officer where the underlying detention o

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