Missouri Legislature : Unclog Our Courts!
Trial lawyers are trying to game the system and flood our courts with frivolous litigation. Support legal reforms that will reduce junk lawsuits and unclog our courts!
To Missouri Legislature:
For many years, Missouri let its lawsuit climate deteriorate. In fact, in a recent survey we were ranked as having the 49th worst lawsuit climate in the country, just one spot above the bottom.
Fortunately, our state started to turn the corner in 2017 when the legislature passed several important tort reform bills. Now we need to keep up the pace and pass additional legislation such as reforms to the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, venue and joinder reform, asbestos transparency, and restrictions on lawsuit lenders who clog our courts with junk lawsuits.
Employers look at Missouri’s lawsuit climate when they decide where to locate or expand a business, meaning that this is an important economic issue.
I urge you to pass more tort reform now to promote jobs and unclog our courts.