Khouri Analysis Extended to other Statutory Fees

In Pirgu v USAA, the Michigan Supreme Court extended the framework, first expounded in Smith v Khouri, 481 Mich 519 (2008), for determination of a reasonable attorney fee to a case under the No-Fault Act.  While it may seem surprising that this blog, dealing with real estate issues, should remark on a no-fault case, this case extends the trend of using the Khouri analysis to determine a reasonable attorney fee to other statutory provisions authorizing attorney fees.  It seems only a matter of time before the Khouri framework will be applied in a published opinion to attorney fees under the MI Condominium Act; indeed, at least one unpublished opinion has already done so.

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