Docket No. 84848, (Calendar No. 3).

437 Mich. 627 (1991)

473 N.W.2d 268


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 31, 1991.

Dissenting opinion filed August 2, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Meana, Spruit & Bedevia, P.C. (by Richard M. Spruit), for the plaintiff.

Dykema, Gossett (by Charles C. DeWitt, Jr.) for the defendant.

Amici Curiae:

Mark Granzotto, Monica Farris Linkner, and Charles P. Burbach for the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.

Clark, Klein & Beaumont (by Dwight H. Vincent, J. Walker Henry, and Rachelle G. Silberberg) for Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone (by Diane M. Soubly) for American Society of Employers, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, Inc., Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, and Michigan State Chamber of Commerce.

Dissenting opinion by LEVIN, J., filed August 2, 1991.


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