Michigan Supreme Court News

Mulligan? Michigan High Court Sends Golf Cart Case Back to Trial Judge

The Michigan Supreme Court is sending a golf cart dispute back to the first tee. Ken Bertin and Doug Mann were playing at Farmington Hills Golf Club in May 2013 when Mann accidentally hit Bertin with a cart. Bertin filed …

Northern Michigan Inn Faces No Liability for Bonfire Burns

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a century-old inn in a lawsuit over hot coals on a Lake Michigan beach. The court says Watervale Inn is protected by a law that shields landowners from liability during recreational …

Michigan High Court Will Consider Girls Bonfire Injury at Century-Old Inn

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at the case of a 10-year-old girl who burned her foot on hot coals a day after a Lake Michigan beach bonfire. The century-old Watervale Inn in Benzie County could be liable …

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Golf Cart Injury Case

The Michigan Supreme Court is taking a swing at a golf cart dispute. The justices want to hear more about a golfer who was accidentally struck by a cart at Farmington Hills Golf Club in May 2013. During a game, …

Driver Wins Michigan Supreme Court Appeal Over PIP Benefits

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Detroit-area man who is seeking insurance benefits for injuries suffered when he got out of his pickup truck. On September 15, 2012, Daniel Kemp arrived home from work and while …

Michigan High Court Hears Shopper Death Case on Big Box Parking Lot Safety

The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could have sweeping consequences for big-box stores in the state. The case was filed by the family of Virginia Rawluszki, who eventually died of her injuries after being struck …

Michigan High Court Set to Hear Farm Bureau No Fault Case

If you hurt yourself while pulling stuff from your parked car, should your insurance company be on the hook for the injuries? The Michigan Supreme Court is opening a new term with arguments in that case and many others, including …

Michigan’s High Court Could Hear Appeal in Cat Claims Records Case

The Michigan Supreme Court wants to hear more about a dispute over public access to the records of an insurance fund that pays for tragic injuries in car crashes. The state appeals court says records of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims …

Group Appeals to Michigan Supreme Court in Auto Claims Info Case

A group is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to force an insurance fund that charges drivers a fee to open its books to the public. The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault won its case in Ingham County only to see the …

Michigan Supreme Court Limits Liability in Horse-Car Crash

The owners of a farm aren’t liable in a fatal wreck involving a driver whose car hit a horse on the loose in northern Michigan. Robert and Marilyn Truman own the property in Emmet County’s Friendship Township, but they don’t …