June 3, 2015
DUSTIN ROCK, Plaintiff-Appellee,
DR. K. THOMAS CROCKER and DR. K. THOMAS CROCKER, D.O., P.C., Defendants-Appellants
COA: 312885. Kent CC: 10-006307-NM.
Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice. Stephen J. Markman, Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Richard H. Bernstein, Justices.
On order of the Court, the application for leave to appeal the November 18, 2014 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered, and it is GRANTED, limited to the issues: (1) whether the lower courts erred in concluding that allegations relating to violations of the standard of care that the plaintiff's expert admitted did not cause the plaintiff's injury were admissible as evidence of negligence; and (2) whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding that, if the defendant is a board-certified specialist, MCL 600.2169(1)(a) only requires an expert to be board certified in that same specialty at the time of the malpractice, and not at the time of trial.
The Michigan Association for Justice, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc., and the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan are invited to file briefs amicus curiae. Other persons or groups interested in the determination of the issues presented in this case may move the Court for permission to file briefs amicus curiae.