United States District, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division; Docket No. 86-CV-40422-FL
Judge Stewart A. Newblatt; Written Opinion; Unpublished
Official Michigan Reporter Citation: Not Applicable; Link to Opinion
The holding in this written opinion by Judge Newblatt has been specifically repudiated by the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holding in Northern Group Services v Auto Owners (Item No. 1090) summarized above. Judge Newblatt concluded that coordinated benefit no-fault policies written under §3109a of the no-fault statute were preempted by ERISA health insurance plans and thus, such no-fault coordinated policies were primary in the face of a coordinated ERISA plan. The Northern Group Services case squarely rejects that conclusion. Therefore, this opinion is, of little value.