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Court of Appeals Reanalyzes Dye – Owner or Registrant Not Required to be the Named Insured
In Ayler, the Court of Appeals closely analyzed the Supreme Court decision in Dye, as well as MCL 500.3101, which ultimately held that the statutory requirement that “the owner or registrant” of a motor vehicle “maintains security for the vehicle” does not mean that the owner must be the one to acquire the insurance policy. Instead, the Supreme Court found that as long as a valid no-fault policy of insurance is maintained, it suffices for any person to provide the required security as a result of the vehicle being insured. Therefore, the Court of Appeals affirmed that the decision in Barnes and other case law suggesting to the contrary were overruled by Dye.
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