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Author: Karen Beach


24
Mar

Michigan Supreme Court Orders Case Initiation Deadlines to “Stay in Place” During State of Emergency

Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency beginning March 24, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an Administrative Order suspending certain deadlines relating to the initiation of civil and probate cases in Michigan’s courts.  Mirroring the Governor’s orde[...]
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26
Feb

New Court Of Appeals Decision Tips Scales of Equity Against Insurers in Rescission Cases Involving Innocent Third Parties

Following the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Bazzi v Sentinel Ins Co, lower courts were given the vague mandate to “balance the equities” between innocent defrauded insurance companies and innocent injured third-party claimants when a policy is rescinded.  Some courts responded by [...]
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