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There’s No Place Like Home: An Evaluation of Factors to Determine Domicile

Motor Vehicle Litigation / November 4, 2020

Domicile can be defined as “the place where a person has his true, fixed, permanent home, and principal establishment, and to which, whenever he is absent, he has the intention of returning.” Grange Ins Co v Lawrence.

In determining where an insured was domiciled for the purposes of MCL 500.3114(1), a court should rely on the factors as set forth in both Workman v Detroit Auto Inter-Ins Exchange, and Dairyland Ins Co v Auto-Owners Ins Co. Each of the factors should be weighed and balanced by the trial court.

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