October 5, 2022 Washburn v. J. Larson Homes, LLC
Christopher Staley and Jeff Baker recently obtained summary judgment in a construction defect case in Johnson County, Kansas. Plaintiffs alleged that a general contractor was negligent in building a home in the Mills Farm subdivision of Overland Park. Plaintiffs were claiming in excess of $2 million dollars in damages. Chris and Jeff successfully argued that …
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June 30, 2021 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.