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Missouri is #42 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States.  St. Louis, Missouri, is #10 on the list of cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environment, and it makes the list of the five worst states in terms of its treatment of class actions and mass consolidation suits.

Missouri at a Glance

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$1,027 Potential Tort Cost
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2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States – Missouri

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In the News Today - July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 | News and Blog

A federal judge in Missouri dismissed a large number of claims by out-of-state plaintiffs against Bayer for alleged issues with its birth control device, saying the plaintiffs lack personal jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. Of the 94 plaintiffs who brought a proposed class against the pharmaceutical company, only 7 are residents of the state. Read More »

In the News Today - June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 | News and Blog

Missouri 'Marches Toward Daubert': On August 28, a newly-enacted Missouri law will go into effect which will allow the state to "join the federal courts and 39 other states in applying the Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert testimony." Read More »

In the News Today - May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 | News and Blog

Governor Eric Greitens touted the passage of several tort reform measures last week, calling the legislative session "the most successful start to a conservative administration in a generation." Read More »

U.S. Chamber Urges Gov. Greitens to Sign Legal Reform Bill to Continue Improving Missouri Lawsuit Climate

May 12, 2017 | News and Blog

Yesterday, the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill (S.B. 31) to ensure that courts and juries consider accurate damages calculations. The bill now heads to Governor Eric Greitens for his signature. Read More »

Missouri Judicial Selection Process Comes Under Fire

April 13, 2017 | News and Blog

Missouri Senate leader Ron Richard wants to repeal the process for selecting justices to the state's Supreme Court, writes the St. Louis Record. Read More »

In the News Today - March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 | News and Blog

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation to change the standard for vetting expert witnesses in jury trials, a move to boost the economy by improving the legal climate for businesses in the state. Lisa A. Rickard, ILR President, applauded Missouri for "turning the corner on legal reform" with this important legislation. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Commends Missouri Governor for Signing Legislation to Improve Expert Evidence Standards

March 28, 2017 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, President of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today on passage of H.B. 153 to address expert evidence standards and ensure junk science is kept out of courts in the state of Missouri. The bill was signed by Gov. Eric Greitens on March 28th. Read More »

Tort Reform Battle Heats Up In Missouri

March 24, 2017 | News and Blog

As tort reform bills moves forward in the Missouri legislature, those supportive of the legislation, including ILR, "have not been shy" about highlighting the urgent need for legal reform in the state, according to the Missouri Times. Read More »

In the News Today - March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 | News and Blog

The Missouri Senate passed a bill this week by a 21-11 vote that would allow judges to decide whether experts' testimony would be reliable based on "sufficient facts" and "reliable principles and methods," as well as being "reliably applied" to the facts of the case. Read More »

In the News Today - March 6, 2017

March 06, 2017 | News and Blog

A Missouri jury last week returned a complete defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) after the jury deliberated for less than a day. The jury found that there was not enough evidence to convince them that the plaintiff's ovarian cancer was caused by daily use of talcum powder. Read More »

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