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Rep. Joe Don McGaugh on the House floor (Courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Comms)

Collateral source makes it to Greitens in final days of session

Collateral source makes it to Greitens in final days of session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most impactful pieces of tort reform to emerge from the General Assembly this year passed out of the House Thursday afternoon in the final leg of its journey to the governor’s desk. Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 31, which would change the collateral source rule, was approved by representatives

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

Tort reform measures from McGaugh and Corlew passed out of House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The passage and signing of right-to-work into law overshadowed almost everything else occurring in the Capitol. However, House Republicans also passed two important tort reform measures last week previously stymied in other years by Gov. Jay Nixon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source rule bill and Rep. Kevin Corlew’s expert witness


Trial attorneys reject ‘judicial hellhole’ label

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During Tuesday night’s State of the State address from Gov. Eric Greitens, the governor used the term “judicial hellhole” to describe the state of Missouri’s litigation system. “This isn’t a pretty picture,” he said. “Out-of-state lawyers are suing businesses on behalf of out-of-state clients in Missouri’s courts. We’re the place where

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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Nixon takes action on 15 bills, vetoing 8 and signing 7

Vetoes included bills affecting the Clean Water Commission, the expert witness rule and the collateral source rule. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon took action on several bills from the legislative session, signing seven and vetoing eight. Of the seven bills signed by the governor, he chose to highlight SB814, which allows Missouri residents

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TWMP: Rep. Don Gosen speaks out about his resignation

On Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn interviews former Rep. Don Gosen, R-Chesterfield, who retired this week in a flurry of rumors. He speaks about the decisions he made that led to his resignation, including the confirmation of his affair with someone who does not work in the Capitol building. He also discusses


What you need to know about the debate that kept the Senate up all night

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the Senate entertained its first filibuster of session over a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, that would alter Missouri’s collateral source rule in a few different ways. The debate lasted until approximately 6:16 a.m. Saturday, meaning it spanned for just over 13 hours. The bill