In the News Today - August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 | News and Blog

American Pharmacy News cites ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed in an article regarding how the health products and pharma industries are closely watching the debate over Missouri's expert witness standard legislation. Read More »

In the News Today - July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 | News and Blog

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has voiced concern with Governor Jay Nixon's decision to veto legislation that would have adopted the Daubert Standard for expert evidence in Missouri courts. Read More »

In the News Today- June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 | News and Blog

ILR pushed back on the lawsuit lending industry's claims that it is promoting "self-regulation" legislation in states around the country. "They are running around the country 'lobbying' to put a frame of legitimacy on their business," said Bryan Quigley, ILR senior vice president of communications. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Urges Missouri Legislature to Override Vetoes of Bills Geared to Improve State's Lawsuit Climate

June 29, 2016 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of bills to keep "junk science" out of state courts by adopting the federal standard governing expert witness testimony (SB 591) and to ensure that courts and juries properly consider accurate damage calculations (SB 847). Read More »

Missouri Chamber Rips Gov. Nixon's Vetoes of Two Legal Reform Bills

June 29, 2016 | News and Blog

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce ripped Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes of two legal reform measures - a bill to adopt the Daubert Standard for expert evidence and a bill to ensure plaintiffs in injury lawsuits "can only recover the costs of the actual medical expenses they incurred." Read More »

In the News Today - June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 | News and Blog

ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim makes the case that Missouri's lax expert evidence standards contributed to huge jury verdicts against Johnson & Johnson and Monsanto. Read More »

Rickard Op-Ed on Need for Daubert Standard in Missouri

May 20, 2016 | News and Blog

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch features ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's op-ed urging the need to pass SB 591, a measure requiring Missouri courts to adopt the Daubert expert evidence standard. Read More »

Rickard: Missouri Has Opportunity to Raise Expert Evidence Standards

May 16, 2016 | News and Blog

Missouri's "low standard" for expert evidence in civil justice cases allowed a "star witness" to offer a hypothesis on the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer - despite there having "never been a scientifically proven link between talc and cancer," writes ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in the Springfield (MO) News-Leader. Read More »

In the News Today - May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 | News and Blog

Federal Agency Doubles False Claims Act Penalty Amount: The Railroad Retirement Board last week was the first federal agency to publish its interim final rule adjusting False Claims Act penalties for inflation. Read More »

In the News Today - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 | News and Blog

WSJ Asks Why Feds Are Suing 'One of Nation's Most Careful FHA Lenders': "Why would the government sue what is arguably the most taxpayer-friendly issuer of federally backed loans in the country?" the Wall Street Journal asks in an editorial about the U.S. Justice Department's litigation against Quicken Loans. Read More »