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Bad Faith Blog

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

Bad Faith Blog
February 14, 2022

Company Claiming Insurance Premiums Were Too High Due to a Decrease in Exposure During Stay-at-Home Orders Was Required to First Exhaust Administrative Remedies

As expected, the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 has resulted in businesses looking to the insurance industry as a means for economic relief. Insurers have faced – and will likely continue to face – a deluge of claims relating to property and business interruption insurance coverage. Disclaimers of coverage for these claims have been primarily due to the lack of direct physical loss, damage, or injury to tangible property. Insureds are starting to get creative in their claims.

Bad Faith Blog
July 1, 2021

New Missouri Law Amending § 537.065 Enacted

On June 29, 2021, Governor Parson signed into law Missouri HB 345, which amends R.S.Mo. § 537.065 (permitting contracts to limit recovery to specified assets or insurance policies) and R.S.Mo. § 435.415 (Missouri’s Uniform Arbitration Act). This legislation is an effort to reform insurance “bad faith” litigation in Missouri, supplement legislation passed in 2017, and address recent tactics to avoid the statutory protections granted to insurers in 2017.