Author(s): James L. Borin, Simeon R. Orlowski


The Firm’s annual No Fault Seminar will be held at the Troy Marriott on September 18, 2008. There are many important issues which will be discussed at this seminar, including a presentation by Sharon Filas, CPA, regarding the Ross decision from the Michigan Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cooper v ACIA, which opens the door to claims of fraud, will be discussed in depth, inclusive of suggestions on claim handling to avoid litigation. We will also present a review of cases pending in the Supreme Court which will significantly impact no fault claims handling, including USF&G v MCCA, Benefiel v Auto Owners, Scott v State Farm and Budget Rent-A-Car v City of Detroit. A finalized version of the agenda will be published after Labor Day. Due to space limitations at the Troy Marriott, we are rapidly approaching a “full house”. Please be sure to make your reservation, if you have not already done so, to Beth Bezenah at

In addition, the Firm will be offering the seminar via Webcast. If you wish to access the Webcast presentation, please email Beth Bezenah at and, in your email, please advise how many people will be attending Webcast so we can prepare and send you materials in advance. Because of the limited number of log-ins available, we are forced to restrict the Webcast to clients only.


The introductory no fault course will be offered at the Southfield campus of Lawrence Tech University commencing on Monday, September 15, 2008 and running continuously through Monday, November 24, 2008. Please contact Tim Meloche at (248) 204-4055 for registration information.