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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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 »

Missouri Chamber Rips Gov. Nixon's Vetoes of Two Legal Reform Bills

June 29, 2016 | News and Blog

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce ripped Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of two legal reform measures - a bill to adopt the Daubert Standard for expert evidence and a bill to ensure plaintiffs in injury lawsuits "can only recover the costs of the actual medical expenses they incurred." Read More »

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 »

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