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THE NEW NO-FAULT SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On July 1, 2020, Michigan’s new Auto Law will take full effect. While Michigan drivers were previously required to purchase unlimited No-Fault PIP benefits, drivers can now opt for less medical coverage in exchange for reduced premiums. Under the new law, drivers can choose from various coverage levels, including: $50,000 (if a Medicaid recipient); $250,000;…

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Winter Weather Driving Tips

Earlier last year, the Farmers’ Almanac dubbed this winter the “Polar Coaster” predicting that people would be blind-sided by the ups and downs of unpredictable weather changes. Surely, this winter has lived up to its name as it has taken us on a roller coaster of weather changes. Northern Michigan’s Snowpocalypse arrived earlier than usual…

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New Law Aims to Lower Insurance Premiums

Author: Ashley Wahl On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the new No-Fault legislation into law. The law seeks to reduce insurance premiums by giving drivers the opportunity to choose various levels of No-Fault coverage. While reduced rates may seem alluring, they should not come at the expense of important No-Fault Benefits. Thus, drivers…

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Third-Party No-Fault: What is the Threshold?

Author: Ashley Wilson Summer is the time of year that most of us Michiganders eagerly anticipate. As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures begin to rise, we all worry less about winter road conditions and start to drive a little faster. Although warmer weather eliminates the dangers that snow and ice present, it also…

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The No-Fault Road Map

Author: Ashley L. Wilson Northern Michigan transforms into a frozen tundra during the winter months. While many of us would rather stay inside and hibernate when winter storms strike, most of us are forced to face the treacherous conditions. In doing so, we put ourselves at risk. The good news is, Michigan’s No-Fault Act offers protection…

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$100 million settlement reached in meningitis case

A preliminary settlement of more than $100 million for victims of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak has been reached. Dingeman and Dancer, PLC, which represents northern Michigan clients invovled in a lawsuit is helping its clients file claims with the Federal Bankruptcy Court to take part in the settlment. Attorney Mark Dancer stated that the…

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Attorney General Investigating Contaminated Meningitis Case

The US Attorney General, Michigan Attorney General and the FBI are investigating the Massachusetts-based company that manufactured tained steroids that reached Northern Michigan. Dingeman and Dancer, PLC represent over seventy patients who were injected with this contaminated steroid in a civil case against the manufacturer, New England Compounding Center. In a recent Record-Eagle article, attorney…

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Frivolous Lawsuits? What about Frivolous Defenses?

For nearly two decades, there has been a concerted effort by many in corporate America (and particularly in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries), with the help of the political right, to convince the public that “frivolous lawsuits” filed by “trial lawyers” are a pandemic.  Those trumpeting this charge want the public to believe that the…

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Medical Marijuana Cases

Recently, lawmakers pushed for the right to question the genuineness of your relationship with your doctor if your physician has prescribed you medical marijuana. (1)  Once the State has cracked the safe where we keep our doctor-patient confidentiality, what prevents the State from questioning that relationship for other prescribed drugs i.e. birth control, pain killers,…

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