In This Issue:
- AUTISM COVERAGE MANDATED IN MICHIGAN by Cynthia A. Moore, Member
The State of Michigan has approved new laws requiring health insurance companies to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (Public Acts 99 and 100 of 2012, enacted on April 18, 2012). The law will apply to any group or individual policy or certificate delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in Michigan on or after October 15, 2012 (180 days after the date of enactment)..
- MICHIGAN JOINS METLIFE SETTLEMENT REGARDING UNCLAIMED LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS by Ryan M. Shannon, Associate
Michigan is one of forty states that have to date joined in a $40 million settlement agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”) over allegations that MetLife asymmetrically used the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (“DMF”), avoiding the discovery of names of its deceased life insurance policyholders...
- JAMES M. BURNS JOINS DICKINSON WRIGHT’S ANTITRUST PRACTICE
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that James M. Burns has joined the firm as a member and co-leader of the firm’s antitrust practice. Mr. Burns practices out of our Washington, D.C., office...
- RECENT CASE LAW SUMMARIES SIXTH CIRCUIT HOLDS EXCESS INSURER IS PRECLUDED FROM SEEKING EQUITABLE CONTRIBUTION FROM SETTLING PRIMARY INSURER by Ryan M. Shannon, Associate
In OneBeacon Am Ins Co v Am Motorist Ins Co, 2012 US App LEXIS 9881 (6th Cir May 17, 2012), the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a primary insurer’s settlement with the insured can exhaust its obligations such that a non-settling excess insurer is precluded from seeking equitable contribution.
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