Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 500 > Act 218 of 1956 > Chapter 33
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Automobile insurance: means insurance for automobiles which provides any of the following:
(i) Security required pursuant to section 3101. See Michigan Laws 500.3303
- Commissioner: means the director. See Michigan Laws 500.102
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
- Facility: means the automobile insurance placement facility created pursuant to this chapter. See Michigan Laws 500.3303
- in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
- Insurer: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds organization, fraternal benefit society, or other legal entity, engaged or attempting to engage in the business of making insurance or surety contracts. See Michigan Laws 500.106
- Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
- Participating member: means an insurer who is required by this chapter to be a member of the facility and who in any given calendar year has a participation ratio greater than zero in the facility for that year. See Michigan Laws 500.3303
- Participation ratio: means the ratio of the participating member's Michigan premiums or exposure units to the comparable statewide totals for all participating members, as follows:
(i) For private passenger nonfleet automobile insurance, for distribution of risk or distribution of loss, the ratio shall be based on voluntary net direct automobile insurance car years written in this state for the calendar year ending December 31 of the second prior year as reported to the statistical agent of each participating member as private passenger nonfleet exposure. See Michigan Laws 500.3303
- person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
- Private passenger nonfleet automobile: means a motorized vehicle designed for transporting passengers or goods, subject to specific contemporary definitions for insurance purposes as provided in the plan of operation. See Michigan Laws 500.3303
- Rate: means the cost of insurance per payroll before adjustment for an individual insured's size, exposure, or loss experience. See Michigan Laws 500.2402
- shall not apply: means that the pertinent provision is not operative as to certain persons or things or in conjunction with a particular date or dates. See Michigan Laws 8.4c
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.