Michigan Attorney General may join Detroit mayor in no-fault insurance lawsuit

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AG Bill Schuette may back Mayor Mike Duggan in having the state system declared unconstitutional. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette may step in to support Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in the lawsuit to declare the no-fault insurance system in the state to be unconstitutional. The Detroit Mayor filed the lawsuit about the auto insurance system in the state back in August. Insurance Commissioner Patrick McPharlin said in a court filing earlier this week, that Schuette may build a “conflict wall” to other lawyers in his office to represent the state…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan files no-fault auto insurance rate lawsuit against Michigan

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The popular local politician is looking to the courts in an attempt to lower skyrocketing premiums. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has sued the state of Michigan over no-fault auto insurance rates. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing strategy to try to reduce the premiums paid by drivers in his city and across the state. The state has previously tried and failed to overhaul its extremely costly car insurance system. At the moment, the Michigan no-fault auto insurance system is keeping rates higher for drivers in the state than anywhere…

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Florida no fault auto insurance repeal effort launched once again

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A new proposal is headed to the state Legislature in 2018 after having undergone lengthy discussion. Senator Tom Lee (R-Thonotosassa) filed SB 150 in the hopes of repealing the no fault auto insurance system in Florida. The current law requires drivers in the state to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Senator Lee seeks to replace the PIP coverage with a requirement for bodily injury and medical payment coverages. Lawmakers have tried several times to repeal the no fault auto insurance system over the last few years. They…

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Florida may do away with its no fault auto insurance system

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No fault system could come to an end in 2019 Florida lawmakers are considering putting an end to the state’s no fault auto insurance system. New legislation could put an end to this system in 2019 and is meant to address the increasingly problematic issue of insurance fraud. Insurers have faced fraud in the state for some time, with some suggesting that the no fault system is to blame. Fighting fraud is becoming a major priority for state officials, who want to see premiums come down for the state’s drivers.…

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Discounted auto insurance will extend well beyond Detroit

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The Senate Insurance Committee has passed an amended version of the plan put forward by Mayor Mike Duggan. Senators in Michigan have now passed an amended version of the reduced rate auto insurance plan that had been put forward by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, which would provide discounted coverage to cities that have a minimum population of 500,000 and in which at least half of all of the drivers are insured. The amendments to the D-Insurance plan have broadened the reach of the program to smaller cities. The senators voted…

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No-fault auto insurance changes move rapidly through Michigan Senate

The Republican-led Senate has passed legislation that would alter the laws in the state quite dramatically. After having made a series of adjustments in the last moment, the Republican-led Michigan Senate has made some changes to the no-fault auto insurance law in the state which has caused massive controversy over the last few years. The final vote on Senate Bill 248 that aimed to make these changes to the current system was 21 to 17. The changes to the laws surrounding the no-fault auto insurance system have arrived following a…

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Auto insurance records access creates battle in Michigan

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Groups in the state feel that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is not adequately transparent. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) fund is at the center of a considerable controversy when it comes to its transparency, and groups are now trying to boost the access to records with regards to the no-fault auto insurance system in the state. That association is responsible for the assessment of the $186 fee per vehicle fee that is a component of the state’s system. Groups are currently seeking to find a way to force…

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