Court denies PIP wage loss to insurance agent
John Agnone ran an insurance agency and insured himself with Auto-Owners. He was rear-ended at a stop sign in 2009, and although he earned $240,000.00 that year ("from work before the collision") his income dropped to around $135-140,000.00 in the next two years. Apparently oblivious to the political climate and the No Fault law, Agnone sued Auto-Owners arguing that he was entitled to PIP wage loss in the amount of the statutory maximum--because he had lost that much income.
The Court of Appeals noted that since it was undisputed that Agnone still earned more than the statutory maximum, he was entitled to no wage loss from Auto-Owners.