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MI Supreme Court orders catastrophic injury payments to continue

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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether changes made to the state’s auto insurance law in 2019 are constitutional. Insurance companies must continue paying benefits until the case is decided

The law cut reimbursements for at-home attendant care and rehabilitation clinics. Providers say those cuts are putting them out of business and leaving patients without the care they need. The constitutional question is whether insurers can reduce those payments after people paid for coverage.

Attorney Mark Granzato says the 2019 law violates the contracts clause of the Michigan Constitution.

“This is not an ordinary case. This is an incredibly important legal issue that effects thousands and thousands of people in Michigan.”

The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments to be held in March of next year.

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