Michigan Bill Will Increase Tort Liability Within Its No-Fault Insurance System - BodyShop Business

Michigan Bill Will Increase Tort Liability Within Its No-Fault Insurance System

This bill would raise the tort liability from $500 to $1,000.

Michigan H.B. 5362 was recently introduced in the Michigan legislature by Rep. Cindy Denby (R-47) and referred to the House Committee on Insurance. This bill amends section 3e of MCL 500.3135, raising the tort liability from $500 to $1,000. According to Ray Fisher, ASA-Michigan president, this is a "realistic figure in accordance to consumer price indexing." Fisher went on to say that the liability fee has not been abused and that the current amount is unrealistic for today.

The amount of tort liability has not been raised in Michigan since the mid-1990s.  The increase proposed in Michigan will treat consumers more fairly, according to ASA-Michigan.

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ASA asks that Michigan repair shop owners visit ASA’s legislative website, www.TakingTheHill.com, to send letters of support for this bill to their legislators.

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