Joel R. Mosher

Joel R. Mosher, deceased


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Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
Kansas City, MO


Having served on the CGL Reporter Editorial Board from 2008 through 2011, Mr. Mosher contributed summaries on general liability and bad faith cases.

Mr. Mosher handled a broad range of insurance coverage matters, beginning in the mid-1980s with environmental insurance coverage cases. Those cases involved various coverage forms written over several decades. His experience included cases involving one insured, one insurer and one policy, as well as cases involving decades of coverage written by multiple insurers for several insureds.

Mr. Mosher was involved in all phases of insurance coverage disputes. He wrote coverage opinions, reservation and denial letters, and litigated actions involving auto, home, accidental death, property, commercial general liability, professional liability, director and officer, builders risk, ocean marine policies, as well as specialty policies such as special event, sexual misconduct, cleanup cost cap, and pollution legal liability policies. He prosecuted or defended declaratory judgment, breach of contract, and bad faith actions in the state and federal courts of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, and Alabama. He served as a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association's Complex Insurance Coverage Neutral Evaluation service.

His published insurance decisions include National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Structural Sys. Tech., Inc., 964 F.2d 759 (8th Cir. 1992); Cessna Aircraft Co. v. Hartford Acc. & Indem. Co., 900 F. Supp. 1489 (D. Kan. 1995); Farmland Ind., Inc. v. Republic Ins. Co., 941 S.W.2d 505 (Mo. 1997) (en banc); and Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. v. Black & Veatch Corp., 362 F.3d 1108 (8th Cir. 2004).

Mr. Mosher passed away in March 2012.