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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In the News Today - June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 | News and Blog

ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim makes the case that Missouri's lax expert evidence standards contributed to huge jury verdicts against Johnson & Johnson and Monsanto. Read More »

Rickard Op-Ed on Need for Daubert Standard in Missouri

May 20, 2016 | News and Blog

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch features ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's op-ed urging the need to pass SB 591, a measure requiring Missouri courts to adopt the Daubert expert evidence standard. Read More »

Rickard: Missouri Has Opportunity to Raise Expert Evidence Standards

May 16, 2016 | News and Blog

Missouri's "low standard" for expert evidence in civil justice cases allowed a "star witness" to offer a hypothesis on the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer - despite there having "never been a scientifically proven link between talc and cancer," writes ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in the Springfield (MO) News-Leader. Read More »

In the News Today - May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 | News and Blog

Federal Agency Doubles False Claims Act Penalty Amount: The Railroad Retirement Board last week was the first federal agency to publish its interim final rule adjusting False Claims Act penalties for inflation. Read More »

In the News Today - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

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 »

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