"Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance: A War on Many Fronts"

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David E. Christensen of Michigan Auto Law and panel of experienced insurance lawyers to discuss No-Fault lawsuits and other trial strategies during the Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Seminar

David E. Christensen, Michigan Auto Law partner

The timing is especially important this year, as Michigan’s No-Fault insurance laws are under attack by the four-justice activist majority of Michigan Supreme Court.

Attorney David E. Christensen will be speaking during the Michigan Association For Justice 9th Annual No-Fault Institute. The seminar is at the Westin in Southfield, and it's called "Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance: A War on Many Fronts."

"The timing is especially important this year, as Michigan’s No-Fault insurance laws are under attack by the four-justice activist majority of Michigan Supreme Court," said attorney Steven M. Gursten, head of Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law. "In our era of unlimited insurance company political contributions to the Court and to the Michigan Legislature, we are seeing cases and laws being passed that hurt people injured in auto accidents, and those who depend on No-Fault insurance in particular."

Christensen's topic is "The insurance industry: understanding their tactics (approaches, experts, claims personnel... etc.)."

Other insurance law topics that will be discussed include:

            o    Titan v. Hyten (Case No. 142774, Michigan Supreme Court)
            o    Douglas v. Allstate (Case No. 143503, Michigan Supreme Court)
            o    Johnson v. Recca (Case No. 143088, Michigan Supreme Court)
            o    Admire v. Auto-Owners (Case No. 142842, Michigan Supreme Court)

  •     Proposed new No-Fault "reform" legislation
  •     Unfair claims tactics of other Michigan auto insurance companies
  •     Neck injury and back injury cases and related medicine
  •     Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA): practices and personnel
  •     Assigned Claims Fund (ACF) Insurance Services: practices and personnel
  •     Representing medical providers and medical liens on provider recovery
  •     Recent No-Fault lawsuit trial verdicts and settlements

The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) is the state’s largest organization of personal injury lawyers and consumer protection lawyers. The MAJ represents the needs of accident victims and victims of consumer fraud and insurance company abuse.

Christensen is chair of the Michigan Association for Justice No-Fault Legislation Committee. He is also the former president of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and he is available for comment.

"Seminars like this help our attorneys and other Michigan lawyers better protect auto accident victims, since their No-Fault rights are unfortunately very threatened right now," Christensen said.

About Michigan Auto Law: Michigan Auto Law has 18 lawyers exclusively handling auto accident and No-Fault insurance litigation throughout the state. The law firm has received the top-reported jury verdict for a car accident or truck accident victim in 2009, 2009, 2010 and 2011, according to published reports by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Michigan Auto Law has offices in Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. For more information, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028.

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