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Michigan Supreme court vacates lower court opinion that disregarded traditional duty principles and would have created an expansive new theory of tort liability in Michigan

March 25, 2020

Click here to view the order. The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief supporting this outcome.

U.S. Chamber urges Michigan’s Supreme Court to grant leave to appeal lower court’s decision holding lessors of personal property—in this case, truck rental companies—liable for injuries caused by unauthorized drivers

September 18, 2019

The Chamber’s amicus brief argues that the court’s decision disregards traditional duty principles in creating an expansive new theory of tort liability in Michigan.

Conor B. Dugan of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, as well as Mark A. Behrens and Andrew J. Trask of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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