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.
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »