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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ILR's Lawsuit Climate Survey Garners Wide National Media Coverage

September 11, 2015 | Insights

Yesterday, ILR and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sent a strong message through the news media about the need to improve the civil liability climate in Illinois and throughout the country. Our press conference to launch the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was a great success and well attended by both national and local media. Read More »

Survey: Missouri's Lawsuit Climate Hits All-Time Low, Ranks Among Nation's Worst

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

75 Percent of Business Leaders Surveyed Say Lawsuit Climate a 'Significant Factor' in Determining Where to Expand, Grow Read More »

Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

September 10, 2015 | Press Release

New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot Read More »

In the News Today - August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015 | Insights

Luke Barrett, head of legal and risk at UniSuper, one of Australia's largest institutional investors, criticized the country's litigation funding industry, asking why they "are able to charge 30 percent to 40 percent of the recovery amount." Those amounts, Barrett said, "can often be a multiple of what the legal fees were." (Sydney Morning Herald) Read More »

In The News Today - January 9, 2015

January 09, 2015 | Insights

In what will reportedly be the "largest civil penalty an automaker will have to pay," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will fine Honda $70 million. Read More »

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

In The News Today - October 9, 2014

October 09, 2014 | Insights

In response to recently filed motions to seal documents that incriminate plaintiffs' lawyers in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceedings, several oppositions were filed on October 2, arguing that the motions to seal were "too vague" in that they failed to request the sealing of specific documents. Read More »

In The News Today - September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 | Insights

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), recently commented that a Missouri Supreme Court's ruling last week on punitive damages "signals that the state's lawsuit environment is headed down the wrong path." Read More »

U.S. Chamber: Missouri Supreme Court Punitive Damages Ruling "Outside the Mainstream"

Author: Justin Hakes | September 15, 2014 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following comment about last week's Missouri Supreme Court ruling striking down the state's cap on punitive damages Read More »

In The News Today - September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 | Insights

Mark Behrens, partner, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, writes in the Washington Legal Pulse, that, "On September 9, the Supreme Court of Missouri struck down the state's legislative limit on the amount of punitive damages that can be imposed on defendants." Read More »

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