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Supreme Court of Missouri Enforces Setoff Provision in UIM Coverage: Owners Ins. Co. v. Craig


For several years following decisions such as Jones v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., 287 S.W.3d 687 (Mo.banc 2009), and Ritchie v. Allied Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 307 S.W.3d 132 (Mo.banc …
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Missouri’s New Fair Settlements Bill & the Repeal & Replacement of RSMo. 537.065


Missouri’s New Fair Settlements Bill & the Repeal & Replacement of RSMo. 537.065 The Missouri General Assembly has passed, and it is anticipated Governor Greitens will soon sign, legislation that …
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The Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund – A Brief Guide for Health Care Provider Insurers


Insurance companies always ask me, “What’s with the Kansas Stabilization Fund?” The answer as to why it exists is easy. The answer to how to use it is a tad …
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New Missouri Law Likely to Help Employers


Despite the Missouri Legislature’s many past efforts to change Missouri’s employee friendly employment laws, the Republican dominated legislature has continually failed to pass a law that favors employers because, until …
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Another Win for the Limits-to- Limits UIM Definition: AMCO Ins. Co. v. Williams


Amid efforts by insureds and a few recent decisions by the Missouri Court of Appeals refusing to enforce so-called “limits-to-limits” definitions in underinsured motorist cases, the Eight Circuit has dealt …
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The Dilemma of Multiple Insureds in Missouri


One of the questions we are asked most frequently is whether a policy’s coverage limit can be exhausted in settlement of claims against one insured where doing so would leave …
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Eastern District Gives Plaintiffs Two Bites at the Apple: Olsen v. Siddiqi


After a complicated procedural history including numerous garnishments, one of which ended with a finding of no coverage following appeal, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals refused …
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Supreme Court of Missouri Upholds Limits-to-Limits UIM Definition: Swadley v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co.


In a 5-1 opinion handed down on March 14, 2017, the Supreme Court of Missouri has upheld and enforced a so-called “limits-to-limits” definition in an underinsured motorist case. Although not …
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Scott Hofer and Jim Maloney Successfully Defend Appeal of Favorable Judgment


As of March 15, 2017, the Southern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has affirmed a favorable judgment obtained by Scott Hofer and Jim Maloney in an equitable garnishment …
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Military Matters: Attorneys Provide Hope to Those Who Have Served Our Country


The Cause The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s Military Matters program has mobilized a network of attorneys who provide pro bono representation to service members and veterans with a variety …
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