Split Court of Appeals Disagrees Over “Good Cause” Requirement to Compel Independent Medical Examinations and Articulates Scope of Trial Court’s “Discretion” to Deny IME Requests

In this published 2-1 opinion (Murray, Boonstra, JJ, majority; M.J. Kelly, dissenting), the Court of Appeals reversed a trial court's denial of the defendant's request to compel plaintiff to submit to several new "independent medical examinations" (a/k/a "IME's")  in her no-fault automobile suit against them.  The opinion contains much commentary on the accepted practice of [...]