Docket No. 136738. Calendar No. 1.

795 N.W.2d 517 (2010)

487 Mich. 180

Rodney McCORMICK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Larry CARRIER, Defendant, and Allied Automotive Group, Inc., indemnitor of General Motors Corporation, Defendant-Appellee.

Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided July 31, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hilborn & Hilborn, P.C. (by Craig E. Hilborn and David M. Kramer ), and Bendure & Thomas (by Mark R. Bendure ), Birmingham, for Rodney McCormick.

Grzanka Grit McDonald (by Michael P. McDonald and John W. Lipford ), Grand Rapids, for Allied Automotive Group, Inc.

John A. Braden , Amicus Curiae, for himself.

Sinas Dramis Brake , Boughton & McIntyre, P.C. (by George T. Sinas and Steven A. Hicks ), Lansing, for Amicus Curiae Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault.

Garan Lucow Miller, P.C. (by Daniel S. Saylor ), Detroit, for Amicus Curiae Insurance Institute of Michigan.

Speaker Law Firm, PLLC (by Liisa R. Speaker ), for Amicus Curiae Michigan Association for Justice.

Cline, Cline & Griffin, PC (by JosZ T. Brown ), Flint, and David E. Christensen , Southfield, for Amicus Curiae Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Michael A. Cox , Attorney General, B. Eric Restuccia , Solicitor General, and Suzan M. Sanford and Christopher L. Kerr , Assistant Attorneys General, for Amicus Curiae Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation.

Michael A. Cox , Attorney General, B. Eric Restuccia , Solicitor General, and Margaret Nelson and Ann M. Sherman , Assistant Attorneys General, for Amicus Curiae Attorney General.



The issue in this case is the proper interpretation of the "serious impairment of body function" threshold for non-economic tort liability under MCL 500.3135. We hold that Kreiner v. Fischer, 471 Mich. 109, 683 N.W.2d 611 (2004), was wrongly decided because it departed from the plain language...

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