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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS JAYNE LANIGAN, FOR PUBLICATION March 3, 2009 Plaintiff-Appellant, and GREG LANIGAN, Plaintiff, v No. 279799 Oakland Circuit Court LC No. 2006-071779-NH HURON VALLEY HOSPITAL, INC. and STEVEN D. BELEN, Defendants-Appellees. Advance Sheets Version Before: Gleicher, P.J., and K. F. Kelly and Murray, JJ. GLEICHER, P.J. (concurring). I fully concur with the reasoning and result announced by the majority in this case. I write separately to observe that had the complaint articulated solely a lost-opportunity claim, it would be incumbent on this Court to invoke the conflict provisions of MCR 7.215(J). As my colleagues today acknowledge, all seven justices who decided Stone v Williamson, 482 Mich 144, 164; 753 NW2d 106 (2008) (opinion by Taylor, C.J.), rejected the analysis set forth in Fulton v William Beaumont Hosp, 253 Mich App 70; 655 NW2d 569 (2002). Because Fulton’s central holding clearly lacks the support of a majority of our Supreme Court, this Court should not hesitate to critically reexamine Fulton when presented with an appropriate case. /s/ Elizabeth L. Gleicher -1-