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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.

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2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Missouri

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ILR Letter to the Editor: Missouri Lays Out the Welcome Mat to Nation's Trial Lawyers

January 30, 2017 | News and Blog

In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch letter to the editor, ILR's Executive Vice President Harold Kim calls out Missouri for its "weak rules on what cases are eligible to stay in its courts, and terrible standards of evidence that can be presented to juries," which has effectively laid out the welcome mat to the nation's trial lawyers. Read More »

In the News Today - January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017 | News and Blog

The Missouri Senate Government Reform Committee heard testimony on Senator Ed Emery's collateral source rule change bill (SB 31), which would have parties in injury cases present the actual cost of medical care, instead of its value when calculating the damages owed by a defendant. The committee will vote on SB 31 in an executive session Wednesday. Read More »

In the News Today - December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016 | News and Blog

A bill was pre-filed in the Missouri House of Representatives that would give judges more power to make an assessment of an expert's scientific testimony and decide whether a jury should hear from the witness - effectively introducing the Daubert standard into Missouri courts. Read More »

Missouri Speaker Todd Richardson "Focused on Passing the Daubert Standard"

November 16, 2016 | News and Blog

Speaker Todd Richardson (R) spoke to members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce about his legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which include two key legal reform measures. Read More »

New Missouri Chamber Website Tracks $8.2M in Plaintiffs' Bar Political Contributions Since 2012

October 04, 2016 | News and Blog

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has launched an online tool called Money Trail to track trial lawyer and union contributions to Missouri elected officials, reports The Missouri Times. Read More »

Science Rules! Missouri Legislature to Vote on Veto Override of Bill Establishing Scientific Standards for Expert Testimony

September 13, 2016 | News and Blog

This Wednesday, the Missouri Legislature will vote on overriding Governor Nixon's veto of a bill that would make sure scientific evidence and testimony presented in the courtroom is truly expert. Read More »

In the News Today - August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 | News and Blog

American Pharmacy News cites ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed in an article regarding how the health products and pharma industries are closely watching the debate over Missouri's expert witness standard legislation. Read More »

In the News Today - July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | News and Blog

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has voiced concern with Governor Jay Nixon's decision to veto legislation that would have adopted the Daubert Standard for expert evidence in Missouri courts. Read More »

In the News Today- June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 | News and Blog

ILR pushed back on the lawsuit lending industry's claims that it is promoting "self-regulation" legislation in states around the country. "They are running around the country 'lobbying' to put a frame of legitimacy on their business," said Bryan Quigley, ILR senior vice president of communications. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Urges Missouri Legislature to Override Vetoes of Bills Geared to Improve State's Lawsuit Climate

June 29, 2016 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of bills to keep "junk science" out of state courts by adopting the federal standard governing expert witness testimony (SB 591) and to ensure that courts and juries properly consider accurate damage calculations (SB 847). Read More »

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