michigan appeals court News

Michigan Court Rules No Liability for Bank in Wrong-Way Driver’s Crash

The Michigan appeals court says a bank can’t be blamed for a crash that occurred when a confused driver went the wrong way in suburban Detroit. Frank Scola was a 7-year-old passenger when his mother turned the wrong way out …

Michigan Appeals Court Rules for Driver in Car Wash Fall

The Michigan appeals court is breaking new legal ground – at a self-serve car wash. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a woman who fell while washing her car can seek payment for her injuries from her car …

Michigan Pizza Delivery Man Loses Lawsuit over Icy Fall

Cheese and pepperoni — but hold the lawsuit. That’s the message from the Michigan appeals court, which has reversed a decision and dismissed a lawsuit by a Domino’s Pizza delivery man. Robert Garsoff fractured an ankle in three places and …

Century-Old Michigan Inn Can Be Sued for Girl’s Burns, Appeals Court Says

The Michigan appeals court says an inn near Lake Michigan can be sued for injuries suffered by a girl who burned her foot in the hidden leftovers of a beach bonfire. The court overturned a decision by a Benzie County …

Court: Workers’ Comp Medical Exam not False Imprisonment in Michigan

A medical appointment that lasts hours might be an annoyance, but it’s not false imprisonment in Michigan. A federal appeals court last week ruled in favor of an insurance company in a dispute over an exam for a man seeking …

Appeals Court: Michigan Woman Can Collect Dead Ex-Husband’s Insurance

A woman can collect a $120,000 insurance windfall after the death of her former husband, despite their divorce years ago, the Michigan appeals court says. John “Jerry” Lett never removed Nancy Henson as the beneficiary before he died in 2014. …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …