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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

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,

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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.

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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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Expert witness bill heads to the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate passed SB 591, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was passed by the Senate Thursday morning 20-10 – one of the first bills through the Senate in 2016. The perfected bill hopes to provide the same standards for trial evidence that is required in federal courts and 40 other

Chamber testifies in support of ‘expert’ expert witness bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Both Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, and Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, have filed similar bills which seek to clarify and standardize merit for what an expert witness is considered in the court of law. Parson’s bill, SB 591, was heard in committee yesterday. SB 591 would provide the same high standards for trial

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