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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