Our People | Healthcare

Richard T. Merker

Richard Merker is a pillar of Wallace Saunders. Having practiced law in Missouri and Kansas for more than 42 years, you couldn’t ask for a better attorney to have in your corner. Richard’s focus is on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical and dental professional liability, products liability, complex insurance issues and damage to credit standing matters. Always hungry for more knowledge and experience, he is a member of the Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability, Product Liability and Healthcare Practice Groups.

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Practice Areas | Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Changes to Damage Caps in Missouri and Kansas

The Missouri Supreme Court recently issued a decision finding the statutory cap on punitive damages is unconstitutional for most civil claims. In Kansas, the cap on non-economic damages has increased through a statutory amendment.

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Hobbs Testifies Before Kansas Senate Committee

Wallace Saunders attorney Douglas C. Hobbs was recently honored with a request from the Kansas Society for Human Resource Management to testify on behalf of employers and workers compensation insurers in Kansas before the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce.  Mr. Hobbs was tasked with voicing opposition to proposed changes to the Kansas Workers Compensation Act which would relax recent favorable statutory amendments affecting exposure in functional impairment cases.   

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