Missouri

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.

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Missouri at a Glance


Suggested Resources

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – Missouri 


All Results for Missouri

  1. 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

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 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

  4. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - August 20, 2019

    August 20, 2019 | News

    Missouri Chamber Unveils Plan to Improve Business Climate in State... Read More

  6. In the News Today - August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 | News

    Florida, Georgia, and Missouri Headline Law360's Key Legal Reform States... Read More

  7. Legal Reform Opportunities Coming This Fall

    August 16, 2019 | News

    Legal reform advocates in Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are "bullish" on their chances to achieve significant progress this fall and in 2020, reports Law360.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - July 19, 2019

    July 19, 2019 | News

    "8 Key Elements Of An Effective Antitrust Compliance Program"; Missouri Lawmaker Says Legislature Will Continue Legal Reform Momentum Next Session... Read More

  9. Missouri Governor Signs Key Legal Reform Bills

    July 12, 2019 | News

    Gov. Mike Parson signed four key legal reform bills into law this week, the Daily Star Journal reports. ... Read More

  10. Missouri in Hot Pursuit of Tort Reform in 2019

    July 08, 2019 | Blogs

    Summer has started and, while temperatures are rising, state legislative sessions are cooling down for the season. Legal reform was a hot topic in many states this year, and Missouri was no exception. The Show-Me State passed three key reform bills aimed at reining in an out-of-control lawsuit climate. ... Read More