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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  6. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. In the News Today - August 20, 2019

    August 20, 2019 | News

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

  10. In the News Today - August 19, 2019

    August 19, 2019 | News

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