Monthly Archives: July 2020

Repairing Vehicles Before Damages Can Be Inspected: Good Claims Practice or Spoliation?

Good first-party claims practice requires prompt repair of damaged vehicles. Obviously, the time it takes to repair a damaged vehicle depends on the complexity of the claim, the nature and extent of the damages, and the availability of quality replacement … Learn More

The Failed No-Fault Automobile Insurance Experiment

In its widest sense, “no-fault insurance” is a term used to describe any auto insurance coverage under which policyholders are paid for personal injuries and property damage they sustain in accidents through their own insurance company, regardless of fault. In … Learn More

Join MWL For A Complimentary Webinar on Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Scheme

Attorneys Stephen Smith and Jacob Simon will be presenting a complimentary one-hour live webinar on A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma: Changes to Michigan’s No-Fault Scheme on July 28, 2020 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Central). The Michigan Legislature … Learn More

New Jersey Says Workers’ Comp Carrier Gets Reimbursed Before Self-Insured Employer

City of Asbury Park v. Star Insurance Company, 2020 WL 3493526 (N.J. 2020). Large deductible workers’ compensation programs and policies with large self-insured retentions (SIR) were first introduced to the American insurance industry in the late 1980s with limited deductible … Learn More