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Insurance Law Alert: Missouri Supreme Court Rules on Bad Faith Refusal to Settle Case

In the case of Scottsdale Insurance Company and Wells Trucking v. Addison Insurance Company and United Fire and Casualty Company, the Missouri Supreme Court en banc analyzed the question of whether an excess insurer who pays a third-party claim on behalf of its insured after a primary insurer refused, allegedly in bad faith to settle the claim has a right to obtain the amount paid from the primary insurer.