Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Keizer-Morris, Inc.
Published. Decided June 25, 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 284753.
While performing construction activities, Appellant was injured by an equipment explosion. Defendant manufactured and sold the equipment to appellant’s employer. Appellant filed suit against defendant for breach of warranty and negligence. Defendant attempted to turn its defense over to its insurer,
Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Martin
Published. Decided June 16, 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 281482.
Martin was driving a vehicle with the permission of the owner, Grand Greenville, a used car dealership, when he was involved in an accident with Mapes. Martin was interested in purchasing the vehicle and the trial court determined that he was driving it
Demolition Contractors, Inc v. Westchester Surplus Lines Ins. Co.
Slip Copy. Decided April 3, 2009 United States District Court Western District of Michigan Southern Division Case No. 1:07-cv-112.
Plaintiff supplied gravel that was used as a subbase for asphalt roads in a subdivision. The gravel supplied by plaintiff caused the roadways to “pimple up” after they were paved, requiring
Vushaj v. Farm Bureau Gen. Ins. Co. of Michigan
Unpublished. Decided March 17, 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 283243.
A house owned by Mr. Vushaj was damaged by a fire in January of 2006. No one had resided in the house since January of 2004. Mr. Vushaj would generally spend a night at the house
Aladdin’s Carpet Cleaning, Inc. v. Farm Bureau Gen. Ins. Co.
Unpublished. Decided February 26, 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 278605.
After Earns’ home was damaged by water, he contacted his homeowner’s insurance company, which retained plaintiff to remediate the water damage. Earns filed a complaint alleging that plaintiff had “failed to use proper methods to
Overall Trading, Inc. v. Hastings Mutual Ins. Co.
Unpublished. Decided January 15, 2009 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 278859.
This action arose out of plaintiff’s claims for coverage for water damage to personal property in its warehouse that occurred on two separate occasions. The insurance policy requires that plaintiff fully comply with its provisions before filing
Ellis v. Farm Bureau Ins. Co.
Published. Decided December 19, 2008 Michigan Supreme Court Docket No. 136069.
In this action for property loss under a homeowners policy, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and remanded the case to Wayne County Circuit Court for entry of judgment in favor of the defendant. The Supreme Court held
Frederick v. Farm Bureau Ins.
Unpublished. Decided November 25, 2008 Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 280629.
Plaintiffs filed a declaratory action against defendant, their homeowners insurance provider, after defendant denied coverage for a lawsuit filed against them by adjacent neighbors, Lundins. The Lundins claimed that plaintiffs attempted to remedy a flooding problem by negligently adding fill dirt and then