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Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies That District Court Jurisdiction Is Determined By Looking At The "Amount In Controversy" At The Time Of The Complaint
Michigan district courts have exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over civil actions when the "amount in controversy" does not exceed $25,000.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Healthcare Providers Can Only Collect What Insurance Companies Are Willing To Pay
A woman is seriously injured in a car accident. It is not her fault. She is taken to the emergency room where she is treated. When she is released, the hospital bills total $100,000. The woman has health insurance.
United States
24 Feb 2015
The Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies The Law Applicable To Tort Claims Based On The Performance Of Contractual Obligations
In Loweke v Ann Arbor Ceiling & Partition Co., LLC, __ Mich __; __ NW2d __ (June 6, 2011), the Michigan Supreme Court clarified when a plaintiff can bring an action in tort based on a defendant’s negligence in performing obligations imposed by a contract with another party.
United States
2 Nov 2011
Governor Signs Sweeping Tennessee Tort Reform Legislation
On June 16, 2011, Governor Haslam signed the "Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011". The legislation, among other things, places "caps" on noneconomic and punitive damage awards in personal injury civil suits. Below are the highlights of the new legislation.
United States
24 Jun 2011
Two Inch Rule Smaller Than You Think
The Michigan Supreme Court recently decided an issue of importance for municipalities throughout Michigan named as defendants in "slip and fall" lawsuits.
United States
4 May 2010
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