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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Agent’s power to sue for sums due allowed the hiring of an attorney on a contingent fee basis

MissouriThe alleged tortfeasor contended that the injured party’s agent did not have the authority to bring suit on the principal’s behalf and to hire an attorney to pursue the claim.

In Campbell v. Tenet Health System, DI, Inc., 224 S.W.3d 632 (Mo. Ct. App. 2007), the court held that the language granting the agent authority to sue for sums due and owning the principal and to do everything necessary to carry out the authority granted in the power of attorney authorized bringing of suit for a personal injury claim.

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