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MCOA: Injury lawyers must submit all medical bills before settlement

March 16, 2015 by Steven M. Gursten

Steven Gursten shares the implications of Clark v. Progressive for auto accident victims and attorneys with Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Before finalizing a personal injury settlement, attorneys must make sure they track down all of the medical bills, the Michigan Court of Appeals has recently ruled in its published decision, Clark v. Progressive Ins. Co., et al.

Attorney Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law weighed in on the decision with Michigan Lawyers Weekly, stating that Clark is unsettling because it forces plaintiffs’ lawyers to “play detective:”

“This decision is deeply flawed,” Gursten said. “Judge Saad makes it sound like it is easy to find all the medical bills. It’s not that simple. Finding bills is often a game of ‘Where’s Waldo.’ This ruling basically makes us become detectives and spend hours looking for information that we cannot charge for.”

You can read the full story here: “A due diligence directive.”

March 16, 2015

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