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Author: Christopher Chesney


6
Aug

Meemic v Fortson: Deny the Claim, Don’t Void the Policy

Much like political landscapes and the tides, the Michigan court system ebbs and flows. Over the last few months, the appellate courts have continued the shift against insurance carriers in cases involving fraudulent claims. This trend continued on July 29, 2020 with Meemic v Fortson, where the Mich[...]
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14
Jul

Fraud, Perjury, and Trial: Two New Michigan Published Opinions Make Fraudulent Insurance Claims More Likely to Proceed to Trial

Since 2014, Bahri v IDS Prop Casualty Ins Co has given insurance companies the ability to seek dismissal of fraudulent claims based on a claimant’s false deposition testimony. But two recent published Michigan Court of Appeals opinions now severely limit both Bahri and an alternate fraud defense t[...]
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