Attorneys Frederick and Catrinar Successfully Argue Motion for Summary Disposition Against Medical Providers


Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Brian A. Catrinar successfully argued motion for summary disposition against medical providers (Medical Rehabilitation Physicians, Comprehensive Rx and Infiniti Labs [Reed] v Insurance Company). Medical providers filed suit against a defendant-insurer in Macomb County Circuit Court for breach of contract, civil conspiracy, silent fraud and conversion, claiming that the defendant-insurer wrongfully included the providers’ bills in a settlement in an underlying action involving the alleged injured party. The defendant-insurer filed a motion for summary disposition in lieu of an answer arguing that the bills were barred by the one-year-back rule and res judicata, and that the tort claims were nothing more than disguised claims for no-fault benefits. Judge Jennifer Faunce agreed with the defendant-insurer’s arguments in totality and dismissed the providers’ case with prejudice.

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