State’s Top Court May Take Appeal In Insurance Records Case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court wants to hear more about a dispute over public access to the records of an insurance fund that pays for tragic injuries in car crashes.

The state appeals court says records of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association aren’t public. That decision is being appealed to Michigan’s highest court.

The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in the weeks ahead about whether to accept the case or take other action.

A coalition of medical, labor and consumer groups wants to know how the insurance fund calculates rates. Motorists are paying $186 per vehicle per year on top of their regular insurance.

The fund was created by the state to reimburse insurers for claims exceeding $530,000. Michigan law provides unlimited coverage for medical expenses tied to wrecks.

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