In the News Today - June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017
  • Missouri ‘Marches Toward Daubert’: On August 28, a newly-enacted Missouri law will go into effect which will allow the state to “join the federal courts and 39 other states in applying the Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert testimony.” The lack of the Daubert Standard in the state has “contributed to Missouri’s emergence as a leader in litigation tourism in recent years.” (National Law Review)

  • AR Bar to Vote on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Outlaw Damage Award Caps: Delegates to the Arkansas Bar Association will vote today on whether or not to put a ballot initiative before the voters this year that would adopt a constitutional amendment which would, among other things, “outlaw limits being placed on damages awards in lawsuits.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)