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Category Archives: Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Courts’ Application of the Pollution Exclusion: A Contrast of Two Very Different Approaches to Insurance Policy Interpretation

November 14, 2017

In its October 31, 2017, opinion in Doe Run Resources Corp. v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins., the Missouri Supreme Court considered whether a general liability policy’s pollution exclusion barred coverage for alleged bodily harm caused by exposure to toxic emissions emanating from Doe Run’s lead production facilities in La Oroya, Peru. The exclusion removed […]

Changes to Law Governing the Value of Plaintiffs’ Medical Bills and the Collateral Source Rule

October 9, 2017

Since 2005, Missouri attorneys have struggled with the interpretation and application of Missouri’s collateral source rule as it related to evidence of a plaintiff’s medical treatment bills. Generally speaking, the collateral source rule bars a defendant from introducing evidence that part of a plaintiff’s damages were paid for by a party other than the defendant; […]

The Missouri Supreme Court Rejects the Buy-One-Get-One-Free Approach to Auto Liability Insurance

March 10, 2015

After leaving almost 10,000 empty seats in its Champions League game against Roma last September, the professional football team in Manchester City chose to offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal on tickets at its October match against CSKA Moscow. (“Football” here is meant in the European sense, a game most Americans call “soccer”, which in the fall […]