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The Circuit Court of Livingston County Missouri dismissed firm client, Birch Rea Partners, Inc. (”Birch Rea”) from a lawsuit filed against it in that county. Birch Rea, an appraisal company located in Boston, Massachusetts, was dismissed because the court concluded it lacked personal...
On December 13, 2011, the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Yocum’s client. Ms. Yocum’s client was one of several excess carriers with policies following a primary policy issued by Federal Insurance Company for a combined total of $85 Million D&O coverage....
The Louisiana Association for Justice has invited Rick Morefield to speak at its annual “Winning with the Masters” continuing legal education program on December 9, 2011. Mr. Morefield will speak on “The Art of Advocacy: Lessons from Preachers.” Great preachers and great...
The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District held that an auto tort defendant is not entitled to a credit for the plaintiff’s settlement with a doctor who negligently treated the plaintiff’s injuries. Gibson v. City of St. Louis, et al., No. 95949 (Mo.App.E.D., September 20,...
On October 14, 2011, Rick Morefield was one of three speakers at a trial techniques seminar in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Morefield spoke on written and oral trial advocacy, on preserving the record on appeal and on recusal of judges. The seminar was sponsored by the Trial Techniques Committee of...
On September 12, 2011, Bottaro, Morefield, Kubin & Yocum, P.C. moved to its new location at 11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 190, Leawood, Kansas 66211. The firm also has a new phone number (913-948-8200) and a new fax number (913-948-8228). We will continue to provide top quality...
Kip Kubin and Beckie Yocum have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Ms. Yocum has been recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor &...
On August 6, 2011, Rick Morefield will be one of three speakers at the American Bar Association – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Program entitled May it Please the Court. The seminar will take place at the ABA Annual meeting in Toronto, Canada and it will focus on four topics...
Bottaro, Morefield, Kubin & Yocum, L.C. is pleased to announce that it will be moving to Leawood, Kansas on September 10, 2011. The firm has long represented clients in both Missouri and Kansas. The new office will be located just a few short minutes from the current location in Kansas City,...
Pat Bottaro, Rick Morefield, Kip Kubin and Beckie Yocum were each selected as 2011 Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers. The firm is proud that each of its members has received this honor which is limited to the top 5% of lawyers in Kansas and Missouri.Pat Bottaro, Rick Morefield, Kip Kubin and...