Tag: collateral source

Missouri ranked 49th in legal climate, new laws not reflected in rankings

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s attempts to resolve issues in the state’s legal climate this session have now taken effect, but a new ranking by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform still has the Show-Me State listed as one of the worst in the nation. The rankings, published this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]