JEFFERSON CITY – State Sen. Ed Emery (R-District 31), who sponsored the just signed into law tort reform bill, hopes that it will make it more difficult for out-of-state plaintiffs to bring their lawsuits to Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in June declared his intention to expand the state’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and its parent company Johnson and Johnson, adding public nuisance and unjust enrichment claims against the companies.
ST. LOUIS – The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) is representing a St. Louis-area paramedic who claims the Teamsters Local 610 violated the National Labor Relation Act during his employment.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY – William Leonard "Bill" Miller Jr., Richmond Heights attorney and chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, has been voluntarily disbarred following a July 9 Missouri Supreme Court order and his guilty plea in May in an alleged bribery scheme.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry commented on the connection between a substantial increase in trial attorney advertising in the St. Louis media market with the overall lawsuit culture of the state.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Hallsville attorney Vernan L. Pierce has been disbarred and St. Louis attorney Kelly M. Brown Hayes is on probation following recent and separate Missouri Supreme Court orders and a local news report.
MEXICO, Mo. – A Missouri-based freedom-advocacy center that fights for individual liberty and transparent, accountable, constitutionally-limited government is currently very busy pursuing cases against alleged government overreach, one of the group's directors said.
JEFFERSON CITY (St. Louis Record) — Illinois attorney Laura Lee Robinson has been reciprocally suspended following a June 25 Missouri Supreme Court order after she allegedly entered an agreement with a client barring him from reporting her misconduct to Illinois disciplinary authorities.
ST. LOUIS – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently ruled that a former surgical technician at St. Luke's Hospital whose suit against the hospital for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act was dismissed must pay more than $1,500 in costs to the hospital.
JEFFERSON CITY – For Missouri Sen. Ed Emery (R - District 31), the conclusion of the Missouri General Assembly in early June brought positive news and much-needed reform to the governor’s desk. He also said the state now needs to look to punitive damage reform and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.
JEFFERSON CITY – While the Missouri Chamber of Commerce has seen some success in civil justice reform in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President of Governmental Affairs Matthew Panik sees a long road ahead in the remainder of 2019 and 2020.