"Corporations are people" except when its inconvenient
The Supreme Court of Michigan recently overturned a Court of Appeals' ruling which held that a disabled person was a "family member" domiciled in an assisted living facility. The disabled man, Lawrence Stubbe, was hit and injured by a car. The Court of Appeals concluded that the insurer of the owner of his home, "Quality AFC Homes, Inc." should cover his PIP [basically medical] expenses, because he was a "ward" of the corporation and lived with it in the home. The Republican majority of Michigan's Supreme Court summarily rejected this outcome, holding that the disabled man was not a "relative" of the corporation. Apparently, by Republican mores, a corporation is only a "person" when the issue is the capacity to donate money to politicians.