Missouri News

Missouri Senate Backs Caps on Medical Malpractice Jury Awards

The Missouri Senate has moved forward a measure that would reinstate limits on noneconomic awards in medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors or hospitals. The Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to limits on noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, in medical …

Kansas Hotel Owners Hired Illegal Immigrants, Didn’t Pay Taxes, Workers’ Comp

When a suburban Kansas City couple bought two Clarion hotels, they systematically replaced lawfully employed workers with immigrants not authorized to work in the United States, cutting labor costs by 40 percent. Not only were the illegal workers paid a …

Medical Malpractice Award Caps Endorsed by Missouri House

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers. Supporters said the limits, approved 101-53, are needed to make …

Lockton Names Linden as Sr. Claims Consultant in St. Louis

Lockton’s St. Louis office named Jim Linden as assistant vice president-senior claims consultant in its mining risk management practice. The industry veteran will guide clients as their claims advisor and advocate. Linden will advise Lockton clients in developing robust and leading-edge claims management programs, …

Midwest, Plains Likely to See Economic Growth: Report

Economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite pullbacks in the energy sector, according to a monthly report released on March 2. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January, …

Columbia, Missouri’s Ride-Booking Regulations Include Insurance

The Columbia, Mo., City Council has approved new regulations for ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft that include insurance requirements. The regulations approved require ride-booking services to get business licenses and license their drivers as chauffeurs. The drivers must …

Turley Joins J.M. Wilson as Branch Manager in Kansas City

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Andy Turley as branch manager of its Kansas City, Mo., office. Turley will plan the day-to-day operations of the Kansas City office, coordinate the staff, and work towards building …

Ferguson, Missouri, Receives $500K for Rebuilding

St. Louis County, Mo., has allocated $500,000 to help Ferguson raze and rebuild property that was damaged in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Residents and county officials want several blighted sites in Ferguson and surrounding …

Cotnoir Named VP, Large Casualty at Safety National

Steve Cotnoir has been appointed vice president – large casualty at St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. In his new role, Cotnoir will be responsible for leading large casualty field underwriting operations for several strategic regional office territories, including …

Cost of Safety Mandate Places Missouri Passenger Rail Service at Risk

The expense of installing mandated train collision avoidance technology is putting passenger service in Missouri at risk, according to the state Department of Transportation. The equipment, which is designed to override human error, is supposed to be in place by …