Michigan Supreme Court News

Retailer Menards Loses Appeal in Michigan Parking Lot Injury Case

Months after hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court has decided to stay out of a personal-injury case at a big-box store that could have consequences for retailers statewide. The court said it will let an appeals court decision stand against …

Michigan Truck Driver Wins Appeal in ‘Transportational Use’ Insurance Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Detroit-area man who is seeking insurance benefits for injuries suffered when he got out of his pickup truck. Daniel Kemp tore a calf muscle while stretching on his tiptoes to …

Michigan High Court Rejects Appeal Over Auto Insurance Fund Records

There will be no sunlight on the records of an auto insurance fund that touches every Michigan driver. The Michigan Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a coalition of health care, labor and consumer groups. The groups want …

Michigan Supreme Court Tosses Suit over Icy Slip-and-Fall

A traumatic fall in a dark, icy parking lot wasn’t enough to sway the Michigan Supreme Court. The justices last week reversed a decision by the state appeals court and said the conditions should have been “open and obvious” to …

‘Transportational Use’ Car Insurance Appeal on Michigan Supreme Court Docket

If you hurt yourself while pulling stuff from your car, should your insurance company be on the hook for the injuries? The Michigan Supreme Court is opening a new term this week with arguments in that case and many others, …

Michigan High Court May Accept Auto Insurance Records Case

The Michigan Supreme Court wants to hear more about a dispute over public access to the records of an insurance fund that pays for tragic injuries in car crashes. The state appeals court says records of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims …

Group Appeals to Michigan Supreme Court in Auto Claims Case

A group is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to force an insurance fund that charges drivers a fee to open its books to the public. The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault won its case in Ingham County only to see the …

GOP Holds on to Michigan Supreme Court Majority

Republicans will hold on to their 4-3 majority on the Michigan Supreme Court after winning two of three up-for-grabs seats. Voters selected GOP nominees Stephen Markman and Brian Zahra, both current justices who were backed by business groups, including farmers, …

Michigan Auto Insurer Pursues ‘Unlawful Taking’ Defense

An insurance company has persuaded the Michigan Supreme Court to decide whether the insurer must pay the medical bills of a man who was drunk and had no license when he crashed his father’s car into a tree. Farm Bureau …

Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Bike Trail Injury Claim

The Michigan Supreme Court says the state has no obligation to maintain a northern Michigan trail, dismissing a lawsuit by a woman who sued after suffering serious back injuries when her off-road vehicle hit a partially buried board. In a …