Judge: Evidence Of Property Value Can Show Motive To Commit Arson Fraud

Mealey's (March 1, 2016, 1:05 PM EST) -- SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal judge in Missouri on Feb. 29 denied a couple’s motion to strike Allstate Indemnity Co.’s disclosure of two nonretained experts, holding that evidence regarding the value of the couple’s home could be used to show if they had a motive to commit arson fraud (Allstate Indemnity Company v. Joseph Dixon, et al., No. 14-cv-03489-MDH. W.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24678).

(Order available. Document #20-160318-015R.)

U.S. Judge Douglas Harpool of the Western District of Missouri also found that Joseph and Casey...
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