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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Missouri Legislature Turns Eyes to Punitive Damages

January 30, 2020

Fresh off major wins in the 2019 session, Missouri tort reform advocates are shifting their focus to a new target: punitive damages. Following a string of large punitive damages awards from St. Louis City courts, legislators in both chambers introduced bills to sharply curb such claims. Senate Bill 591, introduced by Senator Bill White (R-Joplin), […]

Flaunting Insurance Coverage: Missouri Court Reaffirms, Explains Rule Against Referencing a Party’s Liability Insurance (And the Rare Exception)

January 23, 2020

When representing an insured, trial attorneys must be attentive and recognize the circumstances under which opposing counsel may or may not present evidence that their client carries liability insurance. More importantly, attorneys must understand the actions that must be taken to preserve the record and protect the client. The Eastern District Court of Appeals recently […]

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