Missouri Bankruptcy Filings Sinks Subsequent Claim Presentation

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Missouri courts recently affirmed the importance and usefulness of an insured’s prior bankruptcy as evidence that an insured has misrepresented the nature and extent of his or her personal property claim. Both the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri have ruled that an insured’s prior bankruptcy was highly relevant and, in one case, entitled the insurer to summary judgment.

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