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Medical Providers’ Collection Lawsuits Against Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurers Remains Valid With A Patient Assignment

On May 8, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a binding decision in Shah, et al v State Farm Ins Co, ___ Mich App ___ (2018).  This is the first post Covenant v State Farm Ins Co, case that […]

T. Thomas Metier

When There Is an Insurance Claim for Property Damage, How Much Will the Payout Be Set Off by Depreciation?

In Hometown Community Association, Inc. v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, No. 17-cv-00777-RBJ, Dist. Ct. (D. Colorado 2018), the United States District Court of Colorado sorted out the conflict between the parties. This suit comes from Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance’s (“Philadelphia”) treatment […]

Jason Lazarus

Alphabet Soup – Public Benefits Primer for Trial Lawyers

Cutting Through the Alphabet Soup of Public Benefits What happens when someone suffers a serious or catastrophic personal physical injury causing permanent disability?  Do they get the proper counseling regarding the form of the settlement so as to protect their […]

Chris Nace

Advances in Brain Assessment Improve Care for Stroke Victims

Currently, brain scans are used to show doctors if a stroke has occurred in a patient. However, a new computer program in development will be able to tell doctors just how healthy a brain is after a stroke. The predictive […]

T. Thomas Metier

Did a Special Master’s Conduct Contribute to the Eventual Bankruptcy of a Firm?

In Orr v. Husch Blackwell, LLP, No. 17-3214, (10th Cir. April, 2018), the United States District Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit tackled that question. Robert Orr (“Orr”) was an officer and shareholder of Brooke Corporation and Brooke Capital […]

John Bair

Life Insurance Is for When Life Happens

Originally posted in Milestone’s Living Safer. What will your family do when “life happens?” Working in the settlement planning field for almost 20 years, we’ve seen practically every dire situation happen to families. Less than one percent of these families […]

Eric T. Chaffin

North Carolina Farm Recalls Over 206 Million Eggs for Suspected Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the bacterium salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses; 23,000 hospitalizations; and 45 deaths in the U.S. every year. Food is the source for about one million of the illnesses. The […]

T. Thomas Metier

Did the City of Denver Violate the 14th Amendment and Inflict Emotional Distress When It Seized Several Dogs and Spayed/Neutered Them Without the Owners’ Consent?

In Rose v. City and County of Denver, No. 17-cv-2263-MSK-STV (D. Colorado 2018), the owners of several French Bulldogs sued the city and county for the seizure of their dogs. The Plaintiffs are owners of French Bulldogs — Raven, Vinnie, […]

John Bair

The Tax Hit You Might Not Be Expecting After the Kentucky Derby

The first Saturday in May is approaching, and fans of the Kentucky Derby are already looking at the top contenders for this year. For those who are lucky enough to bet on the winning horse, the payout is big. Last […]

Mark Bello

Racism Must No Longer Be a Social Norm

On April 12, two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks. Before placing an order, they reportedly sat down to wait for an acquaintance to arrive. However, the store manager called the police and had the two men arrested for […]