Tag: Sen. Virgil Smith

May 11, 2015

Detroit Sen. Virgil Smith’s latest proposal would give Insurance Commissioner authority to stop auto insurance companies from charging ‘excessive’ rates I wrote this blog post before today’s news, which allege Sen. Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) is a suspect in a domestic dispute outside his home, involving shots being fired into his girlfriend’s vehicle. Smith is a …

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April 28, 2015

Fails to mention how much consumers will save; no provision that medical benefits are provided on No Fault basis; no coverage if health or disability is available; can’t sue for medical expenses over $50,000; pain and suffering damages limited to $20,000; loss of right to a jury trial The “warning” nearly says it all about …

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April 8, 2013

It’s a shame his ideas would most punish the people he represents;  Smith now wants to give driver’s cash to state auto insurers too Does Virgil Smith represent the people of the 4th District, Detroit?  Or does he represent the state’s powerful insurance companies? Well, judging from his latest proposal, if Sen. Virgil Smith of …

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March 15, 2013

Insurance lawyer Steven Gursten is interviewed on Michigan Radio about recent No-Fault reform bills and how they would affect Michigan drivers Steven M. Gursten, head of Michigan Auto Law, was recently a guest on Michigan Radio, the Stateside Show with Cynthia Canty. Gursten was interviewed by Lester Graham on the push to “reform” Michigan No-Fault …

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March 12, 2013

It’s time to enact SB 226, which regulates  “excessive” insurance company rates as a better way to lower auto insurance rates for Detroiters I’ve been pretty hard on Sen. Virgil Smith lately. And deservedly so. Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about Smith’s new Senate Bill 251, a misguided proposal that would cap medical coverage …

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March 23, 2012

Insurance lawyer Steven M. Gursten tells MLive Detroit that Sen. Virgil Smith’s bill is a dangerous idea for Detroiters and Michigan drivers Steven M. Gursten, insurance lawyer and head of Michigan Auto Law, was interviewed by MLive Detroit on Sen. Virgil Smith’s proposed bill (SB 514), which would allow private auto insurance companies to offer …

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June 8, 2011

Detroit will be the test for less expensive – but unsafe and inadequate – No-Fault insurance, says Michigan insurance lawyer The Detroit Free Press reported on June 6, 2011 that Detroit could become a test for a much less expensive, bare-bones form of new No-Fault auto insurance. The plan is sponsored by State Sen. Virgil …

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