October 5, 2020

Dysart Taylor is pleased to announce associate Meghan Litecky was a video presenter at USLAW NETWORK’s first-ever virtual retreat, where she discussed a common trend happening throughout the country and here at home – striking down non-economic damages caps.

As part of its 2020 conference, USLAW launched the Home Field Advantage, a video project where USLAW members share insights and boots-on-the-ground knowledge on the latest legal happenings impacting labor and employment in each state and in select global markets. The video library is only available to those who register for the free, virtual event.

In her video presentation, The Death of Non-Economic Damages Caps in Kansas and Beyond, Litecky outlined why Kansas has historically been known as a defense and business-friendly state while Missouri is known as a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction. In 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court struck down non-economic damages caps. Meghan explains that the decision was rendered due to Section 5 in the state’s constitution – the right to trial by jury – and the Supreme Court found that damages had long been a jury responsibility.

The 10-day conference ran from Sept. 30-Oct. 9 and was designed for legal decision-makers. The retreat covers everything from upcoming legislation and emerging technologies to how COVID-19 has impacted the claims environment and how recent decisions are impacting overall policies and operations.

USLAW NETWORK is an international, invite-only organization of nearly 100 independent, defense-based law firms with more than 6,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Dysart Taylor is the only firm in Kansas City that is a member of USLAW.

For more information, contact Meghan Litecky at 816-714-3052 or mlitecky@dysarttaylor.com.