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First Party (PIP)
Motor Vehicle Litigation / January 25, 2017
Court/Case No: Wayne County Circuit Court/15-012328-NF
Tried/Argued Before: Judge
Verdict: $0.00 Dismissal
Name of Judge(s): Honorable Megan Brennan
Keys to the Case:
Plaintiff filed an action against Defendant Allstate seeking various first-party benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Act. Plaintiff alleged to have sustained injuries to her neck and lower back as a result of a severe rear-end motor vehicle accident. Although Plaintiff alleged to have sustained injuries that precluded her from engaging in daily activities, such as grocery shopping and carrying items “heavier than a clutch purse,” Plaintiff was depicted in surveillance grocery shopping alone and carrying a 24 pack of soda with one arm as her service provider observed from afar. Defendant filed a motion for summary disposition pursuant to Bahri v IDS, arguing that reasonable minds could not differ that Plaintiff misrepresented her physical abilities and limitations in effort to sustain a claim.
Upon oral argument from counsel, Judge Brennan took the matter under advisement and ultimately issued an opinion granting summary disposition in favor of Defendant.
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