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Motor Vehicle Litigation / May 25, 2016
Court/Case No: Macomb County Circuit Court/2015-0858-NF
Tried/Argued Before: Judge
Demand: Costs and attorney fees awarded to Defendant based on Plaintiff’s fraud: $40,631.50
Name of Judge(s): Honorable Judge Kathryn A. Viviano
Keys to the Case:
Plaintiff claimed various first party No Fault benefits related to an automobile accident that occurred on December 6, 2012. Discovery revealed that Plaintiff committed fraud in several respects in pursuing his claims against Defendant. After the judge granted the motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims pursuant to the fraud, Defendant filed a motion for costs and attorney’s fees against Plaintiff under the No Fault Act going back to Day One of the lawsuit. After conducting an evidentiary hearing, Judge Viviano granted the motion for fees and costs, and awarded Defendant $40,631.50 against Plaintiff.
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