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Legislator leading charge against Missouri venue reform gets big bucks from lawyers

By Record News | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – In four years lawyers gave $373,391 to campaigns of state Sen. Scott Sifton, whose amendment to a joinder bill would grant trials to plaintiffs in courts where the Supreme Court ruled they don’t belong.

Proponents of venue reform say out-of-state claimants have 'gamed' St. Louis city courts

By Record News | Feb 14, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking for the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers in opposing a bill that would tighten jurisdiction over civil suits, injury attorney Brett Emison argued that cities produce better trials because jurors have time and resources to sit for weeks, whereas jury prospects in rural counties have to get their crops in.

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