Missouri ranked #49 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling seven spots from 2015. A newly-elected governor and a legislature under unified control, however, passed a number of important tort reform bills that had not yet become law at the time the Harris Survey was completed. St. Louis continues to rank as a city or county with one of the least fair and reasonable litigation environments, and the state scored 50th in the key element category of enforcing meaningful venue requirements, and 49th in the categories of damages, trial judges' impartiality, and juries' fairness. 

Missouri at a Glance

All Results for Missouri

  1. U.S. Chamber ILR Honors State Chamber of Oklahoma for Role in Passing Comprehensive Legal Reforms

    October 27, 2009 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today presented the 2009 State Leadership Award to the State Chamber of Oklahoma for its years of legal reform advocacy, which was essential for the passage of the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009 by the state legislature. ... Read More

  2. U.S. Chamber: 2005 Legal Reforms Paying Off for Missouri

    March 26, 2006 | Press Release

    ST. LOUIS, MO - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced that Missouri's legal climate has shown significant progress, moving up five spots to number 35 in the 2006 Harris State Liability Systems Ranking Study.... Read More