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Michigan Supreme Court to decide whether ‘bodily injury’ includes brain injuries, pain & suffering under ‘motor vehicle exception’ to governmental immunity

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Will the Michigan Supreme Court ignore 150 years of jurisprudence? On October 8, 2014, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases, Hannay v. Michigan Department of Transportation (disclosure: Hannay is our case, and resulted in a $1.4 million dollar verdict for our client, see below) and  Hunter v. Sisco, where the central […]

MCCA transparency case deserves ‘supreme’ review

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

When Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s income exceeds payouts by $153 million, consumers deserve to hear from Michigan Supreme Court as to FOIA’s effect on revealing the assessment-rate calculation process I’m 100% in favor of requiring transparency into the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s (MCCA) assessment-rate calculation process. And I’m just as much in favor of the […]

CPAN asks MI Supreme Court to require MCCA transparency

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Fairness requires Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to disclose its ‘rate calculation information’ Our No Fault law is under attack. There have been several bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature that seek to make drastic changes to what No Fault PIP benefits an automobile accident victim would be entitled. Some bills would cap the necessary medical […]

Is the Michigan Supreme Court biased in favor of insurance companies, against consumers and the injured?

Posted on: March 29th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

New CPAN study shows auto insurers won 84% of major No Fault cases before Michigan’s highest court in last 10 years Attorneys who represent auto accident victims in this state have long suspected  that the deck is stacked against their clients  when they take their case before the Michigan Supreme Court. Those suspicions are now […]

Michigan Supreme Court’s No Fault ruling denies wheelchair van for motorcycle accident victim

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Majority misapplies its own rule to deny van for catastrophically injured auto accident victim in Admire v. Auto Owners The past 10 years have certainly left experienced No Fault lawyers increasingly puzzled by the “bizzaro” world that the Michigan Supreme Court seems to inhabit whenever it interprets Michigan’s No Fault Law.  Whether that be its […]

Former justice expose: Michigan Supreme Court is beholden to secretive special interests

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Ex Justice Elizabeth Weaver says current Court is guilty of partisanship in her new book, Judicial Deceit: Tyranny and Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court For the past decade, the Michigan Supreme Court has devastated the rights of car accident victims. I’ve written at length about legal decisions such as Kreiner, Cameron and Devillers […]

Michigan Supreme Court contradicts itself on No Fault ‘causation’

Posted on: June 12th, 2013 by Steven Gursten No Comments

No Fault attorney highlights Court’s contradictions in recent opinion on  No Fault causation in McPherson v. McPherson In a frustrating, bewildering and confounding opinion in McPherson v. McPherson, the Michigan Supreme Court contradicted itself on the proper definition of No Fault causation, specifically about whether Ian McPherson’s spinal cord injury was caused by his motor […]

The perfect storm: Republicans to control Michigan Supreme Court for a long, long time to come

Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Steven Gursten No Comments

To be clear, I have nothing against Republicans.  On many issues, I am one.  But I do have something against activist judges and justices who ignore settled law to follow an extreme political agenda. Michigan saw that happen during the previous “Gang of Four” era.  These four Engler appointees not only took control of the […]

Preserving the integrity of the judicial branch

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

A guest blog post from Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget Mary McCormack As my readers and friends know, I have strongly endorsed Bridget Mary McCormack for the Michigan Supreme Court.   Professor McCormack was also endorsed by the New York Times on November 1,  and she represents a bright hope to preserving the integrity of the […]

Video: Michigan Supreme Court's biased record of favoring insurance companies over consumers

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

Justices Markman and Zahra have failed to protect injured auto accident victims 100 percent of the time The Republican majority of our Michigan Supreme Court  has sided with insurance companies — and against consumers, including seriously injured auto accident victims — 100% of the time. Take a look: As the video says, our current Justices […]

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