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Michigan Supreme Court reverses Hodge v State Farm and holds that District vs. Circuit Court jurisdiction is to be determined by the pleadings alone
MCL 600.830(1) provides that, in our state court system, district courts have “exclusive jurisdiction in civil actions when the amount in controversy does not exceed $25,000.000.” For suits where the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000.00, however, jurisdiction lies exclusively in the circuit courts. MCL 600.601(1); MCL 600.605….