Missouri is #44 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, up five spots since 2017. It improved in every key element category, rising the most in Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements and Damages. St. Louis made the list of the Cities or Counties with the Least Fair and Reasonable Litigation Environment.


Missouri at a Glance

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  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Missouri 

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  1. In the News Today - May 14, 2020

    May 14, 2020 | News

    Punitive damages bill clears Missouri General Assembly... Read More

  2. Missouri Legislature Sends Important, Commonsense Bill To Governor's Desk

    May 12, 2020 | Blogs

    Litigation will undoubtedly play a major role in the uncertain economic times ahead. Thankfully, the Missouri legislature just passed a bill that will put the focus back on consumers by keeping unwarranted litigation out of their courtrooms.... Read More

  3. In the News today - March 30, 2020

    March 30, 2020 | News

    ILR's most recent blog post looks at how Missouri Senate Bill 591 helps consumers.... Read More

  4. Missouri Legislation Won't Hurt Consumers. It Will Help Them.

    March 27, 2020 | Blogs

    To read Tony Messenger's March 16 column, Televangelist Jim Bakker tries to profit amid coronavirus pandemic. He won't be alone., is to gaze through the trial lawyer looking glass. ... Read More

  5. Punitive Damages Reform is Key to Improving Missouri's Legal Climate

    March 09, 2020 | News

    Getting sued is a big problem for businesses in Missouri. According to ILR's recent study, the state has one of the nation's worst legal climates.... Read More

  6. Missouri: 44th for Business But Looking Up

    February 24, 2020 | News

    Legal reform advocates in Missouri's legislature have momentum on their side in 2020, writes ILR President Harold Kim in The Kansas City Star. ... Read More

  7. Missouri's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    St. Louis Ranked 10th Worst in the Nation for Lawsuits... Read More

  8. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  9. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  10. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More