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Executive Orders Likely Won’t Lead to Civil Authority Coverage. Why? No physical damage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of concerns and uncertainties for the insurance industry, and particularly business interruption insurance. We’re seeing unprecedented attempts to extend coverage and create new meaning for commonly-understood coverage language and provisions. From state lawmakers proposing legislation that would require insurers to cover business interruption, even if those losses were…

Attorney Matthew LaBeau Authors Article Entitled “On What Authority? DIFS Exercises Its Regulatory Power to Impact No-Fault Reform”

ON WHAT AUTHORITY?  DIFS EXERCISES ITS REGULATORY POWER TO IMPACT NO-FAULT REFORM Download Article Here Executive Summary Since the passage of the No-Fault reform legislation, interested parties have been diligently working to interpret the new statutory language, and determine how it will impact the landscape going forward.  The State of Michigan Department of Insurance and…

Attorney Kyle Smith Authors Article Entitled ‘Everyone’s (Got) An Expert’

  Attorney Kyle Smith has authored an article for the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly entitled Everyone’s (Got) An Expert. The article provides insight as to how to effectively formulate an expert discovery strategy.

AMENDMENTS TO THE AMENDMENT: FURTHER CHANGES TO THE MICHIGAN NO-FAULT ACT prepared by Matthew S. LaBeau

INTRODUCTION On June 11, 2019, Governor Whitmer signed a bill into law that amended the no-fault reform legislation that was passed only recently, on May 30, 2019. Some of the changes are stylistic (i.e. renumbering paragraphs, changing “shall” to “must,” etc.) and are not substantive in nature. Other amendments provide effective dates for certain provisions…

LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD AT CHANGES TO THE MICHIGAN NO-FAULT ACT prepared by Matthew S. LaBeau

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It will likely take several years before the impact on premiums, claims, and litigation is fully determined as a result of no-fault reform. Certain provisions take effect immediately, others such as the choice of allowable expenses and MCCA provisions will take effect on July 1, 2020, and some regulatory changes even later. There…

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Legislature (And Never Would Have Asked) By Patrick D. Crandell

Patrick Crandell, attorney at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, published an article in the April edition LACHES “Everything You Wanted To Know About The Legislature (And Never Would Have Asked).” I’ve never made sausage. Let’s start there. But my time working in the Michigan Legislature taught me that process is important – almost as important as…

The Basics of Indemnity Law By Matthew S. LaBeau and Peter J. Tomasek

Matthew LaBeau and Peter Tomasek, attorneys at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, have published an article in the March edition of The Michigan Bar Journal “The Basics of Indemnity Law”. In Michigan, you’re likely to run into indemnity-law issues in three different scenarios: contractual indemnity, common-law indemnity, and implied-contractual indemnity. The most common of the three…

Attorney Michael Cook Authors Article Entitled “Is Your Brief Conversational? It Should Be.”

Michael J. Cook, a shareholder at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC, has published an article in The Michigan Defense Quarterly “Is Your Brief Conversational? It Should Be.” Legal briefs are often written to sound non-conversational, filled with old dead words and phrases such as “henceforth” and “wherefore.” By removing these dead words and phrases from your…

Attorney Trent Collier and Jonathan Koch have authored an article titled “Five Ways to Get to the Point”

Attorneys Trent Collier and Jonathan Koch have authored an article for the January/February edition of Res Ipsa Loquitur titled “Five Ways to Get to the Point.” The article talks about 5 steps you should follow to make your legal briefs as readable and persuasive as possible. https://ceflawyersdev.site/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/January-February-2019.pdf

Attorney Kyle Smith Authors Article Entitled ‘A Young Lawyer’s Survival Guide’

Attorney Kyle Smith has authored an article for the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Quarterly entitled ‘A Young Lawyer’s Survival Guide.’ The article examines unique challenges young lawyers face during their transition from law school to private practice.

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