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Court reinstates dismissed "serious impairment" cases

Two women, Hall and Moore, were hurt when their car was rear-ended by David MIko.  The trial judge ruled that neither woman suffered a "serious impairment of bodily function" and summarily dismissed both cases.  The Court of Appeals reversed.  It noted that both women had put forth sufficient proof of a change in lifestyle to create a genuine issue of material fact for jurors to decide.    It noted that the no fault statute requires proof that the victims' normal life is "affected" by the injury:  it need not be "destroyed."

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