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September 2009

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September 11, 2009

COA Opinion: Ordinance permitting breath tests without warrant for minors suspected of consuming alcohol unconstitutional

In City of Troy v. Chowdhury, No. 288696 (published Sept. 10, 2009), the Court of Appeals affirmed a decision that struck down a city ordinance addressing under-aged drinking.' The now-invalidated statute permitted police officers to require anyone younger than 21 years old to submit to a breath test if the officer had reasonable cause to suspect t

Sep 2009
11
September 11, 2009

COA Opinion: A default judgment that has been set aside does not trigger a no-judgment exclusion in an insurance policy

In Smith v. Meemic Insurance Company, No. 286140 (published Sept. 10, 2009), the Court of Appeals held that a default judgment against an uninsured motorist that has been set aside does not trigger an insurance-policy exclusion denying coverage where claims against the uninsured motorist are settled or prosecuted to judgment without the insurer's knowledge or consent.' The Court's opinion may be found

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