Insurance, electricity, judge's conduct on court's docket

Oct 4, 2016

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If you hurt yourself while pulling stuff from your parked car, should your insurance company be on the hook for the injuries?

The Michigan Supreme Court is opening a new term with arguments in that case and many others, including alleged misconduct by an Ann Arbor-area judge who could lose his job.

In 2012, truck driver Daniel Kemp tore a calf muscle while unloading items, just 30 seconds after parking at home.

He sought payments under his no-fault policy but Farm Bureau Insurance said no.

Two courts so far have ruled against Kemp.

Kemp acknowledges that his truck wasn't moving when he was hurt. But he says his injuries were related to the "transportational use" of the truck.

The state Supreme Court hears arguments in 11 cases Wednesday and Thursday.