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Appeals Court Finds Conflict Over Viability Of Innocent Third-Party Doctrine

(August 11, 2016, 10:37 AM EDT) -- DETROIT — A 2-1 panel of a Michigan appeals court on Aug. 9 reluctantly reversed a ruling awarding summary judgment to a man and a hospital seeking coverage from Allstate Insurance Co. for injuries the man sustained as a result of an automobile accident, holding that it was bound by the ruling in Bazzi v. Sentinel Ins. Co. (2016 Mich. App. LEXIS 1153 [Mich. App. 2016]) to find that the innocent third-party doctrine is not viable (Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital LLC, et al. v. Allstate Insurance...
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