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Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest

Below are articles, organized by topic, that concern Michigan No-Fault Law.


AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Intersection of the Affordable Care Act & the No-Fault Insurance Act  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2015)


CASE MANAGEMENT

Deciphering Two Related Concepts: No-Fault PIP Causation Law and the Decision in Griffith v State Farm  (By George T. Sinas & Stephen H. Sinas, 27 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 105, 2010)


DAMAGES

Bridging the Damages Silos Part I: Understanding the Serious Health Risks Caused by Changes in Lifestyle  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Bridging the Damages Silos Part II: The Evidence Mounts  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Michigan Supreme Court Affirms Mind-Body Connection  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


DEFINITION OF RELATIVE

“Cousin by Marriage” Isn’t A Relative for PIP Benefits  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)


ECONOMICS & PUBLIC POLICY

When Two Words Collide: Car “Crash” or Car “Accident”?  (By Steve Sinas, 2016)

An Analysis of the Profitability and Performance of the Michigan Auto Insurance Market  (By Jay Angoff, May 30, 2007)

Can the Car Battery be Charged? Intentional Torts Under Automobile No-Fault Statutes  (By Douglas H. Cook, 12 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 163, 1995)

The Costs of Consumer Choice for Auto Insurance in States Without No-Fault Insurance  (By Jeffrey O’Connell et al., 54 MD. L. Rev. 281, 1995)

The Dismantling of Michigan’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law by House Bill 4156: The Permanent Scaling Back of Auto Insurance Coverage in Michigan for the Promise of a Temporary Rate Reduction  (By Claudia Maria Darmofal, 71 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 597, 1994)


ERISA

A New Frontier in the Wild West of ERISA Litigation  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2016)

Recent Developments in the Law of ERISA Reimbursement  (By Troy W. Haney, MAJ Journal, Summer 2009)


HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENTS

No One is Safe from Hit-and-Runs … Including Children  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


INNOCENT THIRD-PARTY RULE

“Innocent Third-Party Rule” Nixed In PIP Cases Involving Fraud (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)


INTENTIONAL ACTS

Victims of Road Rage Car Accidents Have Legal Rights  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


LEGAL RIGHTS OF ACCIDENT VICTIMS

Auto Accident Victims: Stop, Look and Listen  (OpEd)  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


MEDICAL PROVIDERS

Some Insurers are Engaging in “Preferred Provider” Persuasion  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)

A New Lifeboat for Medical Providers Adrift in the No-Fault Sea  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Medical Providers Need to be Proactive When Seeking Payment through No-Fault Insurance  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Moody v Homeowners Insurance Company: How Does It Impact Medical Providers?  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2014)


MOTORCYCLES AND NO-FAULT

Insurance Company’s “Helmetless Motorcyclist” Defense Rejected  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)

10 Things Michigan Motorcyclists Should Know  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car: Negligent Entrustment Liability Remains Intact  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

When Bad Drivers Cause Semi-Truck Collisions  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


NO-FAULT INSURANCE REFORM

Auto No-Fault Reform is Anti-Jobs, Anti-Free Market, Anti-Michigan  (OpEd) (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Would D-Insurance Solve Detroit’s Auto Insurance Crisis?  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2015)


NOTICE OF INJURY

Notice to No-Fault Insurer Doesn’t Have to Specify All Injuries  (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)


ONE-YEAR NOTICE RULE

A Stitch in Time: Michigan Supreme Court Softens the One-Year Notice Rule in PIP Cases  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2016)


POLICY LANGUAGE & INTERPRETATION

Protect Your Family: Beware the “Step-Down” Insurance Clause  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)

Devilish Details: Step-Downs and Tricky UM/UIM Clauses  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2015)


RES JUDICATA ISSUES

Graham v State Farm: A Trap for the Unwary Lawyer  (By Thomas G. Sinas, 2014)


SETTLEMENTS

“Settlement Allocation” Helps Insurers Avoid Paying Medical Bills In Full (By Stephen H. Sinas, 2016)


TORT THRESHOLD

The 1995 No-Fault Tort Threshold: A Statutory Hybrid (By George T. Sinas & Hon. Robert M. Ransom, 76 Mich. B. J. 76, January 1997)

Fisher v Blankenship & the Seriousness of Permanent Serious Disfigurement (By Stephen H. Sinas, Advance Sheet, Vol. 20, Mich. Ass’n Just., November 2009)