Archives for: ‘Missouri’

Wrongful Death: Carol J. Long v. Lucas W. Dray & Shelter Insurance

This is a complicated case involving two little known insurance coverage principles – setoffs and stacking on underinsurance coverage. Vernie Long died in a car accident. The defendant was Lucas Dray, a young man ultimately convicted of man slaughter. Dray only had $50,000 in insurance coverage. The Long family then turned to their own insurance carrier, Shelter, for underinsured motorist coverage. Shelter Insurance Company took …

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Olivia Ware v. Charles A. Johnson: Wrongful Death Verdict

Case Description – Plaintiff received $175,000 in the wrongful death lawsuit of a father she’d never met. Eddie Washington was riding in Charles Johnson’s car in March 2007. When the two were near 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, an officer saw Johnson run a red light and drive erratically. The officer turned on her lights, but Johnson …

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Robin Berhorst v. Liberty Towing, Brian Mason, Barbara Tucker.

Case Description – Plaintiff Robin Berhorst was sandwiched between a tow truck and another car in a three-vehicle collision. He settled his Clay County case against the other drivers for $890,000. Barbara Tucker was driving a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis South on U.S. 69 Highway in Clay County, Missouri. Tucker allegedly stopped in the middle of the driving lane, rather …

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