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Hospital Chain Consumer Protection Appeal

When plaintiff filed a class action suit claiming that hospitals' charges to lawyers for copies of clients' medical records were excessive, the Court of Appeals held that attorneys' requests for copies of their clients' medical records were covered by the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (MCPA). We appealed. The Michigan Supreme Court reversed, agreeing with us that the records were for the attorneys' business use, and that the MCPA does not apply to purchases that are primarily for business use -  an issue of first impression. Plaintiff's class action complaint was summarily dismissed.