No. 82-1227.

727 F.2d 555 (1984)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rhonda S. FERGUSON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided February 7, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William V. Taylor (argued), Dickinson, Mourad, Brandt, Hanlon & Becker, Detroit, Mich., for defendant-appellant.

Leonard R. Gilman, U.S. Atty., Patricia Reeves, Lynn Richardson (argued), Asst. U.S. Attys., Detroit, Mich., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before LIVELY, Chief Judge, ENGEL, Circuit Judge and CELEBREZZE, Senior Circuit Judge.

ENGEL, Circuit Judge.

The single issue in this appeal is more easily stated than resolved: does Michigan's "No-Fault" Automobile Insurance Act, Mich.Comp.Laws Ann. §§ 500.3101-.3179 bar the United States from bringing a negligence action in federal court to recover damages to a government-owned motor vehicle caused by a collision in Michigan with a Michigan-registered motor vehicle?

On April 7, 1980, Rhonda Ferguson backed her 1977 Datsun into the...

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