Sixth Circuit Interprets ‘Direct Action’ Provision of 28 U.S.C. 1332 in the Context of Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance Law

In Ljuljdjuraj v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 24108 (6th Cir. Dec. 19, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that the ‘direct action’ provision of 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c)(1) does not destroy diversity jurisdiction in an action brought against an insurer pursuant to Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance Law where a “contract of liability insurance” was not implicated.

Elvira Ljuljdjuraj (EL) was driving a car owned by her friend, Bardhyl Mullalli, when she lost control of the …

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