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Allen v United Security Insurance Company; (SCC-UNP, 6/26/1978; RB #107)


Saginaw County Circuit Court; Docket No. 78-00030CK; Unpublished   
Judge Fred J. Borchard
Official Michigan Reporter Citation: Not Applicable; Link to Opinion alt   

One-Year Notice Rule Limitation [§3145(1)]
Required Content of Notice / Sufficiency of Notice [§3145(1)]

Equitable Estoppel   

The Court held that in a situation where the no-fault insurance company had actual notice of an accident within the one year period provided for in §3145 of the no-fault statute, conducted an investigation of the accident during said period, and carried on correspondence with the plaintiff’s attorney, the insurance company was estopped from asserting a statute of limitations defense against plaintiff’s claim for PIP benefits.

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