Often, those no-fault “reforms” will do more harm than good for those who could benefit from no-fault the most: each and everyone one of us. While another week has gone by without any legislative action on Michigan no-fault reform, specifically SB 248, a version of which is now stalled on
The Problems with D-Insurance, the Proposed Detroit Auto Insurance Plan
In an effort to combat high auto insurance rates in Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan has proposed D-Insurance; however, there is much to be concerned about in this plan. In an effort to address the excessively high auto insurance rates that insurers charge Detroiters, the Mayor of Detroit recently issued the
Fact-checking the “Fact Checkers” on Michigan Auto No-Fault Reform
Be sure you can distinguish fact, fiction during SB 248 debate There is so much information to keep up with during this latest no-fault reform debate stemming from Michigan SB 248. As the bill is just one vote away from changing the no-fault system as we know it, it is important that
An Update on Michigan SB 248: Will the House Pass this No-Fault Reform Bill?
Michigan SB 248, which would “reform” the no-fault insurance system, will likely be debated and voted on in the House this week. Update, 4/30/15: We have launched a new page dedicated to the current no-fault reform efforts surrounding SB 248. We will keep that page updated as the bill progresses.
Grand Rapids Auto Attorney Breaks Down SB 248
Tom Sinas, Grand Rapids attorney, gives an overview of what SB 248 provides – and how it hurts Michigan consumers (but not insurance companies) Once again, auto no-fault “reform” is on our minds, ever since the Michigan Senate passed SB 248 in whirlwind fashion late last week. The bill is now
Senate Bill 248: The Latest, Dangerous Attempt to “Reform” Michigan Auto No-Fault Law
SB 248 would drastically alter Michigan no-fault law. This is what you need to know. After barely 72 hours of consideration, the Michigan Senate, on April 16, 2015, passed SB 248, which, if enacted, will dramatically alter the Michigan auto no-fault system. This Bill would: (1) significantly reduce reimbursements to
Lansing auto attorney briefs media on Michigan SB 248
Steve Sinas, Lansing attorney and CPAN General Counsel, briefed media outlets on impact of SB 248. As a result of Senate Bill 248, there has been a flurry of action over the past couple of days in the auto no-fault realm, taking place right here in Lansing, Michigan. Our Lansing
MCCA Vehicle Assessment Drops for Upcoming Fiscal Year
While the MCCA assessment as decreased, we should not be distracted from the broader issue – transparency. If you have not heard by now, starting July 1, 2015, the per-vehicle assessment made by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will drop from $186 to $150, a $36 difference. The MCCA determines
Will The MCCA Ratemaking Process Remain Secret?
Lansing no-fault attorney believes Michigan residents have the right to know the MCCA ratemaking determination In September 2014, Lansing auto accident attorney George Sinas, general counsel to the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), appeared on WJR’s The Frank Beckmann Show. George was joined by Jay Angoff, a former Missouri Insurance Commissioner
Court Denies MCCA’s Motion to Stay Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit
VICTORY FOR MICHIGAN CONSUMERS! COURT DENIES MCCA’S MOTION TO STAY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT LAWSUIT At a hearing on February 28, 2013, Ingham County Judge Clinton Canady III delivered a victory for Michigan consumers by refusing to stay the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN)