Tag: FOIA

September 15, 2017

MI House lawmakers’ new Fair and Affordable No-Fault insurance reform legislation a better way to preserve PIP benefits, legal protections for car crash victims

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August 31, 2016

Pending bills propose making MCCA subject to FOIA and Open Meetings Act; Republicans’ transparency recommendations would shed light on MCCA assessment calculations Yesterday, I talked about the Michigan Court of Appeals’s ruling that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and, thus, can keep “secret” its methods …

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August 30, 2016

On remand, MI Court of Appeals refuses to require disclosure under FOIA; Michigan Legislature is last chance for obtaining much-needed MCCA transparency Transparency is “out” and secrecy’s “in” at the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). Despite the disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled the MCCA …

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April 1, 2015

Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) introduces MCCA transparency legislation with House Bills 4386-87 Should there be more transparency into the inner workings of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA), especially with regards to what it charges drivers for their annual assessment and how it’s calculated? Yes, there certainly should. Would it help if the MCCA …

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March 6, 2013

Legislation proposes to close ‘secrecy’ loopholes for MCCA in FOIA & Michigan Open Meetings Act The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will be forced to provide unprecedented transparency into its process for calculating and increasing per-vehicle assessment rates, under a pair of bills recently introduced in the Michigan Senate. Introduced on January 29, 2013, by …

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January 25, 2013

Insurance attorney Steven Gursten is interviewed by Michigan Lawyers Weekly on the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association now subject to FOIA I was interviewed last week by Michigan Lawyers Weekly newspaper as an attorney familiar with no fault insurance litigation.  This was after the court ruling that forces the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) to comply …

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January 3, 2013

Ingham County Circuit Court ruling provides opportunity to finally learn the truth  about auto insurance prices Michigan has had some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country for several years. And one of the causes of these high rates is the annual per-vehicle assessment rate charged by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA).  …

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July 14, 2012

Truck attorneys can FOIA the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration I’m preparing my presentation materials for two truck accident lawyer seminars I’ll be speaking at this fall, and periodically incorporating some of these ideas and tips into a series of blog posts. Here’s the fourth installment. This one is on how lawyers litigating truck accident …

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