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Civil justice reform advocates pleased with venue reform; Look to next session for asbestos, punitive damages reform
JEFFERSON CITY - While advocates of civil justice reform are pleased with Gov. Mike Parson's signature on a bill designed to stem a flood of out-of-state plaintiffs in Missouri courtrooms, they're aiming for more reforms in the next legislative session - limiting punitive damages and asbestos transparency, for instance.
Following extensive senate filibuster, legislation for GM tax credit, workforce development plan passes
JEFFERSON CITY – Debate, and filibustering, continued Tuesday in the Missouri Senate on a bill aimed at delivering tax credits to General Motors but linked to a workforce development plan championed by Gov. Mike Parson and Senate leadership.
The Missouri Senate is looking to overhaul the resources used in infrastructure through Senate Concurrent Resolution 14, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz.
JEFFERSON CITY -- Senate Bill 65 is making its way through the senate. The proposal promises to make awarding of punitive damages more difficult for those that cannot prove the actual harm.
ST. LOUIS – A new bill that has just passed the state Senate aims to change the way evidence in tort cases is handled.