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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan filed a lawsuit Thursday in U-S District Court in Detroit with the goal of having Michigan’s no-fault law declared unconstitutional.
Duggan was joined yesterday by eight motorists who are also plaintiffs in the case.
Upper Peninsula State Representative Beau LaFave sponsored legislation that would have made big changes to the no-fault system, but it failed to get enough votes in the state house.
“The mayor and I don’t agree on much,” LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) told RRN News. “But on this particular lawsuit, and the fact that Michigan has the highest car insurance prices in the nation, we’re in 100-percent agreement. Michigan no-fault needs to be repealed and we need to go to what’s called a ‘tort state’ which is what all of our bordering states have.”
LaFave says he hopes the mayor’s lawsuit will drive —no pun intended— the state legislature to approve changes that would lower the car insurance premiums both in Detroit, and across the state of Michigan.