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We cover current issues, highlights and best practices exclusively on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages.

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June 3, 2018

New Missouri Interpleader Law Caps Insurer Exposure for Multiple Claims

On June 1, 2018, legislation affording new protections to insurers when interpleading policy limits was enacted. The legislation, known as HB 1531, amends R.S.Mo. § 507.060, which governs the joinder of parties in an interpleader action. Specifically, the amendment modifies existing language with insurance-specific terminology and adds five additional subsections with definitions, procedural mechanisms for interpleader, and rights and limitations of an interpleading insurer.

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