Detroit Mayor Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit moving to federal court

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Mike Duggan’s fight against high premiums has taken its next step upward in the legal system. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit is still continuing as the fight has now moved to a federal court. The suit has to do with the exceptionally high car insurance rates in Michigan. Drivers in Michigan pay some of the highest car insurance premiums in the entire country. Motorists have been hoping that Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit would provide them with some relief. The suit was initially filed last year with even state…

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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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Michigan auto insurance rates are increasing yet again

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Drivers throughout the state are bracing to once again pay more for their no-fault coverage. Michigan auto insurance rates are about to head upwards yet again. Motorists are accustomed to seeing their premiums rise as a result of the ever-increasing no-fault coverage fees. Now, many will need to tighten belts even further to help them afford the new rates in the state. The rising Michigan auto insurance rates have been problematically high for several years. The upward trend of coverage costs has been a persistent one. State lawmakers have repeatedly…

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Are Michigan auto insurance companies illegally charging widows and widowers more?

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A group defending the state’s coverage system says it has found instances of insurers breaking the law. A group defending the Michigan auto insurance system said it has found cases in which insurers have illegally targeted women and widows for higher premiums. If this is true, those insurers are in direct violation of state laws prohibiting the use of gender and marital status for rate calculations. Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault found at least three auto insurance companies breaking that law. The group says that this places the spotlight on potential…

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Most expensive auto insurance sold in Michigan and Louisiana

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While Michigan’s rank at the top hasn’t changed, Louisiana has climbed back up after having fallen. Expensive auto insurance has become a way of life in certain states, and for Michigan drivers that way of life is more costly than any other state. Similarly, Louisiana, which had been dropping in the ranks among the most costly to purchase coverage, is back in second place. There are many reasons that contributed to a state-wide trend of higher insurance rates than the rest of the country. In Michigan’s case, the reason remains…

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Michigan auto insurance headed even higher with no-fault fee hike

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Drivers in the state are already paying some of the highest premiums in the country and that price is rising. Michigan auto insurance is going to be even more expensive as the no-fault fee increases this summer. Drivers in the state will be paying $10 more to insure their vehicles. The purpose of the no-fault law in Michigan is to make sure that people involved in a collision will have coverage for catastrophic injuries no matter who is at fault. The no-fault law in the state says that a person…

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Auto insurance premiums expected to rise in Michigan

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Some 2 million drivers throughout the state may see higher rates Drivers in Michigan are likely to see higher auto insurance premiums this year. Some 2 million people could see a $40-a-year increase, unless a tax credit that benefits insurers is repealed. Governor Rick Snyder has proposed repealing the tax credit as part of his 2016-2017 budget proposal. Doing so would secure more funding for the state’s general fund and may be able to ensure that drivers do not pay higher rates for their coverage. Insurers are being reimbursed for…

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