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Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

Emery’s collateral source bill faces further hurdles despite early passage through Senate

Emery’s collateral source bill faces further hurdles despite early passage through Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Ed Emery’s collateral source rule change bill made it through the Senate in February and it finally received a hearing in the Special House Committee on Litigation Reform Monday afternoon. But even while Republicans in both chambers have supported the tort reform measure, SB 31 could still be in jeopardy.

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

House and Senate accomplishments (so far) in the 2017 session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thus far, the 2017 legislative session has seen multiple wins for the supermajority Republican caucus as major pieces of labor and tort reform have found their way to the governor’s desk with a chief executive eager to sign them. “We’re thrilled to get to Spring Break week having delivered on a

Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge delivers her final State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly Jan. 24, 2017.

Breckenridge focuses on hot-button issues in State of the Judiciary

Employee pay, tort reform prioritized in speech In her final State of the Judiciary speech Tuesday, Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge took the opportunity to urge the General Assembly to increase higher state employee pay at the state of Missouri. The 3,400 employees of the Missouri court system fall under that purview,

Rep. Kevin Corlew discusses his Daubert standard expert witness bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Collateral source, Daubert standard bills voted out of committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Special Committee on Litigation Reform recommended the passage of two priority tort reform bills Monday, advancing Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s bill to adopt the Daubert standard for expert witnesses. The 9-3 votes for both bills went along party lines, Republicans voting

Speaker Todd Richardson and Eric Greitens at the Federalist Society's Capitol Forum Jan. 23, 2017.

Federalist Society holds inaugural Missouri Capitol Forum

The Missouri chapters of the Federalist Society convened Monday morning for its first Missouri Capital Forum. The conservative and libertarian legal organization used the small convention to discuss efforts by the Missouri Legislature to enact new laws regarding tort reform and other changes to the legal process. After a brief breakfast in the Capitol Rotunda,


Collateral source, expert witness standard bills heard in special committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two of the most impact tort reform bills of this legislative session got hearings in the House Special Committee on Litigation Reform Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh and Rep. Kevin Corlew presented their respective legislation on the collateral source rule change and the adoption of the Daubert expert witness standard.


Collateral source set to mark start of tort reform effort

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With labor and ethics reform making up the majority of the General Assembly’s first two weeks in session, a few other bills at the top of Republican leadership’s docket may not have grabbed as much attention. However, they could be just as impactful for the state’s business community. Last week, the


Two court-centered bills fail to reach veto session finish line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amidst wins for the Republican Party on the gun bill and photo voter ID during veto session Wednesday, other legislation both escaped major attention and fell by the wayside legislatively. Specifically, Sen. Mike Parson’s SB 591 and Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 847 did not see final votes that would overrule the

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Collateral source rule legislation passed in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House passed SB 847 to modify the collateral source rule, the cause of a 13 hour filibuster in the Senate earlier this session, after a contentious debate Tuesday morning, requiring that plaintiffs be compensated only for the actual cost of their medical payments, not the value of those payments. Opponents of the