CASE LAW & LEGAL NEWS

On July 6th, Governor Parson signed SB398 into law. There are several provisions in the law that will impact drivers in Missouri.First, texting and driving is now illegal for all drivers, not just those under 21. The law (known as “Siddens Bening Hands...

In the October 2022 newsletter, I discussed how civil litigation from police chases resulted in insurance companies paying out settlements and, by extension, refusing to provide coverage. The intent was to potentially curb dangerous police chases because they would no longer have insurance coverage....

I know many of my clients are concerned about their insurance rates increasing after making a claim. Unfortunately, the cost of auto and home insurance is mainly rising due to the catastrophic fires, floods and other natural disasters from the past few years. ...

Thieves have been targeting Kia and Hyundai vehicles ever since a TikTok video highlighted an easily exploitable security deficiency which makes these vehicles easier to steal.  Evidently, in order to offer rock bottom prices, these manufacturers cut theft deterrent devices which would have prevented this...

Clients frequently ask if the money received from an injury case is taxable.  Many are happy (and surprised) to hear (according to tax law, specifically section 104) compensation for physical injuries or physical sickness is considered tax-free!  Physical injuries comprise most injury settlements/judgments so this is...

I took two cases to a jury trial in November, which is fantastic in this post-COVID era. Both trials were spine injury cases sustained in automobile crashes. I am happy to report the first case resulted in a verdict close to seven times...

We are excited to welcome attorney Paul Luhmann to the Rana Law Group family.  Paul had an exciting career in finance prior to retiring and then going to law school.  He excelled as a student and is excited to start the second phase of his...

The Washington Post recently highlighted one of my former clients in an article explaining how lawsuits changed the way insurance companies write policies. The article specifically highlights changes insurance companies forced on police departments by denying them coverage unless they offer more training on...