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.
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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.