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First Party No-Fault (Automobile)
Motor Vehicle Litigation / March 16, 2009
Court/Case No: Case was filed in Wayne County Circuit Court and remanded to Oak Park district Court 45-B/Case No. 07-02087-GC
Tried/Argued Before: Jury
Demand: In excess of $80,000 in circuit court. Later remanded to district court and damages capped at $25.000
Verdict: Jury award of $952.00 with no costs, interest or attorney fees applied
Name of Judge(s): Apel-Friedman
Keys to the Case:
Plaintiff originally filed suit seeking wage loss, medical expenses, replacement services, transportation and attendant care. On the day of trial in Circuit Court, Plaintiff agreed to cap his claims at $25,000 and the case was remanded to District Court. At trial, Defendant argued that Plaintiff returned to wok for two (2) weeks following the accident before obtaining a disability slip. Plaintiff argued that the Defendant’s IME doctor did not see the Plaintiff for 1-1/2 years following the accident and that the Plaintiff was back to work by the time of the IME and, therefore, not credible or relevant.
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