Missouri is #42 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  St. Louis, Missouri, is #10 on the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment, and it makes the list of the five worst states in terms of its treatment of class actions and mass consolidation suits.

Missouri at a Glance

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$1,027 Potential Tort Cost
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2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Missouri

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In the News Today - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 | Insights

WSJ Asks Why Feds Are Suing 'One of Nation's Most Careful FHA Lenders': "Why would the government sue what is arguably the most taxpayer-friendly issuer of federally backed loans in the country?" the Wall Street Journal asks in an editorial about the U.S. Justice Department's litigation against Quicken Loans. Read More »

In the News Today - May 2, 2016

May 02, 2016 | Insights

MO Chamber General Counsel Backs Daubert Standard Bill: Missouri Chamber General Counsel Brian Bunten says his group is hopeful the governor will sign legislation adopting the Daubert Standard in his state. Read More »

Missouri Legislature Sends "Daubert Standard" Legislation to Governor

April 28, 2016 | Insights

The Missouri House yesterday passed a bill (HB 591) to adopt the "Daubert Standard" for rules of evidence regarding the admissibility of expert witness testimony in court proceedings. Read More »

In the News Today - April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016 | Insights

ILR-Funded Ethics & Compliance Report Highlighted: CGMA Magazine, a journal for certified public accountants, writes on the ILR-funded report from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative offering "five principles of high-quality ethics and compliance programs." Read More »

In the News Today - April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 | Insights

AGC of Missouri Backs "Daubert Standard" Bill: As the 'Show Me State', Missouri hasn't kept pace with the rest of the nation in adopting the rule of evidence that's applied in the Federal courts and in most states courts in our nation, creating a somewhat unpredictable legal environment. Read More »

In the News Today - April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 | Insights

Article Cites U.S. Chamber in Story About $1.6 Million TCPA Settlement: A federal judge in St. Louis was asked to approve a $1.6 million Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action settlement "that could mean up to $180 per copy for dental businesses that claimed an Indiana company sent tens of thousands of unsolicited 'junk' faxes. Read More »

Op-Ed: Has the Show-Me State become the Show-Me Lawsuits State?

February 16, 2016 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard and Missouri Chamber President Dan Mehan co-authored an op-ed regarding the results of a recent survey finding strong support among Missouri voters for legal reform. Read More »

POLL: Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Support Common Sense Lawsuit Reforms

February 01, 2016 | Insights

"Show me the legal reform." That appears to be the sentiment among the vast majority of Missouri voters, according to a recent poll. Read More »

In the News Today - December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 | Insights

2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews) Read More »

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