Missouri Court of Appeals Western District News

Opinion: Missouri Appeals Court Ruling Shrinks Insurers’ Right to Intervene

The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has again construed the effect of the 2017 amendments to Mo. Rev. Stat. § 537.065, which gave insurers a limited right to intervene and protect their interest when their insured enters …

Missouri Appeals Court Upholds Owned-Vehicle Uninsured Motorist Exclusion

In Johnson v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company, Johnson appealed a Missouri trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of State Farm, which upheld an owned-vehicle uninsured motorist (UM) exclusion clause in two auto policies covering vehicles not …

Court Upholds $2.75M Damage Award Against Businessman in Missouri Arson Lawsuit

A Missouri appeals court has ruled a Columbia businessman is liable for a $2.75 million civil judgment awarded to a woman whose home was destroyed in an alleged arson. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed a lower court …