The Michigan Legislature recently approved a bill that will further limit consumer rights against insurance companies. The State legislature can’t pass a bill to fix our winter damaged roads, but they find the time to pass this!?
Here is a “fictional,” but not far from the truth, lunch conversation between a Michigan Republican Senator and Michigan Republican State Representative:
State Senator: “OMG, we have to get this Consumer Protection Bill Amendment passed! If we don’t, a citizen might be able to sue an insurance company for benefits, even if his claim is over 10 years old!”
State Rep: “That’s terrible! A citizen might actually get the money s/he deserves from an insurance company?! We have to work on that, day and night, until we pass it and it lands on Governor Snyder’s desk for a rubber stamp signature. By the way, what are we doing about all the potholes from this terrible winter we just had?”
State Senator: “Well, I’ve only heard complaints from CITIZENS. Until we hear from corporate interests that potholes are bad for BUSINESS, I say we do nothing. After all, auto repair shop business is BOOMING and these companies contribute a lot to my campaign.”
State Rep: “Sounds good; enjoy your Martini. BTW, we discussed State business; we can charge this lunch to the taxpayers. God bless America!”
State Senator: “Salud”
Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series. Mark Bello is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.