Missouri Statute Update Shields Insurers from Certain Bad Faith Litigation

In Missouri, insurance companies owe a contractual duty to defend civil actions that allege liability of their insured’s that is potentially covered under the terms of the subject insurance policy.As part of that duty, the insurer must act in good faith in its attempt protect its insured from a judgment in excess of the insurance policy limits. This task can be made even more complicated when there are multiple parties asserting claims against the insured.

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