Michigan Supreme Court opens session with no-fault, medical marijuana cases

Oct 8, 2012

The Michigan Supreme Court formally opens its 2012 session this week.

Its first cases deal with no-fault insurance benefits, Michigan’s open meetings law, and medical marijuana.      

The first arguments of the court’s session will be on the case of a woman who wants her auto no-fault coverage to pay for her treatments for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She was diagnosed after witnessing her son’s death in a motorcycle accident. She was following him in her car when he was struck by another vehicle.

Her insurance company says her condition was not the direct result of anything that happened with her car.          

The court will also hear an open meetings lawsuit filed against Delta College. A former student journalist says Delta’s board violated the law by inviting a plaintiff’s attorney into a closed-door session to talk about the lawsuit.

Later in the week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a lower court ruling that outlawed medical marijuana clinics.