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Can I Bring a Bad Faith Insurance Claim in Michigan?

No: Michigan law does not recognize first-party bad-faith insurance claims

Few states beat Michigan when it comes to available homeowners insurance, but the industry may not be a source of pride for the Great Lakes state. Michigan Exempts Insurance Providers from First-Party Causes of Action “Michigan is one of the few states where you can’t sue an insurance company for bad faith. Michigan has exempted insurance companies from the Consumer Protection Act (CPA),” says Michael Fabian of Fabian, Sklar, King & Liss in Farmington Hills, a firm specializing …

Getting Fired for Blabbing on Your Blog

New York attorneys' advice when you get dooced

Bloggers babbling, writers of the ubiquitous online messages and journals, cover subjects running the gamut of human interests on social media. Blogs serve serious purposes, such as the one credited with helping launch Howard Dean’s presidential campaign; on the other hand, blogs can read as stream-of-consciousness ramblings or be as personal as a journal of weight loss. Not everyone finds the musings of online “journalists” charming and insightful. Bloggers have reaped unintended …

Your Homeowner's Policy Doesn't Cover Everything

Breaking down the claim game from the attorneys who play it

You awaken at midnight to the sounds of a howling windstorm—rain beating against your bedroom window and tree limbs snapping in the backyard. It’s disconcerting, to be sure, but you take comfort knowing you have an “all-risk” homeowners insurance policy. You might be surprised at what an “all-risk” doesn’t cover. Misconceptions About What a Home Insurance Policy Covers “There’s a misconception that if you get full homeowners insurance coverage, you’re covered for …

The Party's Over: You and Florida DUI Law

Can Florida homeowners be held liable if their guests drive home drunk?

After a house party, if you’re lucky, you’re left with a messy kitchen and a few carpet stains. If you’re not so lucky—or weren’t vigilant enough—a guest driving under the influence injures or kills someone on the way home. If the guest was a minor, you could wake up with a legal hangover that lasts long after the next morning. Under Florida statute 856.015, a homeowner can be charged with: A second-degree misdemeanor if they host a party where they allow minors to possess or …

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