Macomb County Circuit Court; Docket No. 85-5403-CZ
Judge Frank E. Jeannette; _____
Official Michigan Reporter Citation: ____; Link to Opinion
Prohibition Against Assigning Future Right to Benefits [§3143]
Intervention by Service Providers and Third Party Payors in PIP Claims
In this written Opinion, Judge Jeannette declared that an "assignment of benefits" made by a patient to his chiropractor was invalid under §3143 of the No-Fault Statute, and, as a result thereof, the chiropractor was not legally entitled to sue the patient's no-fault insurance company to collect payment for services rendered to the patient. The assignment in question contained language that it applies to all charges incurred by the patient, even those incurred after the date of the assignment. Section 3143 of the statute provides that an agreement for assignment of a right to benefits payable in the future is void.