June 30, 2021 Legal Alert: 2021 Legislation on Bad Faith in Missouri
New legislation was enacted in Missouri to amend §§ 435.415 and 537.065 R.S. Mo concerning agreements frequently used in bad faith litigation. Section 537.065 R.S. Mo. allows an insured to enter into an agreement with a claimant where the claimant will not execute on any of the insured’s assets other than insurance that may apply, and the insured typically assigns his/her rights against the insurance company to the claimant.
June 3, 2021 Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Construction Defect Litigation – Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado
As a general contractor, developer, or subcontractor, you may be surprised to find yourself in the middle of a lawsuit several years after your work on a particular job was completed. Understandably, you may ask, “How could I possibly be pulled into a lawsuit so many years after I finished this project?” The answer lies …
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April 15, 2021 Update: Dalbey v. Gokhale, M.D.
The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District has affirmed the trial court’s decision in Dalbey v. Gokhale, M.D., a case tried in 2019 by Brian Burge and Jana Richards, which resulted in the 3rd largest defense verdict for that year. The case involved allegations against an ER physician concerning a purported failure to …
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