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Huron Oil loses appeal – must pay insurance agency

Submitted by on April 28, 2010 – 4:00 pmNo Comment

Huron Oil and some of its’ subsidiary corporations have lost an appeal of a jury decision that awarded more than $70,000 to a former insurance agency.

Essentially, a Presque Isle County jury awarded the former insurance agency of Huron Oil and its owner, Erwin (Erv) Lewandowski $70,000 plus costs and interest of more than $6,500 for unpaid insurance premiums. 

Lewandowski and his companies appealed the decision, claiming among other things, that the insurance agency breached a contract between the parties when it cancelled the company’s insurance policies due to an unpaid balance of more than $90,000.

Lewandowski and his companies made three arguments in their appeal, all of which were rejected by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Named as defendants in the original lawsuit were Huron Oil, Pearsons and Huron Transportation.  Erv Lewandowski owns both Huron Oil and Huron Transportation.  Pearsons is owned by his son, Richard Lewandowski.