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February 21, 2017

In the News Today – February 21, 2017

  • FL Supreme Court Overturns ‘Daubert’ Statute: The Florida Supreme Court’s penchant for overturning the legislature’s legal reforms was cited as a big reason for Florida’s paltry 44th lawsuit climate in 2015. Well, the court has done it again — opting (in a 4-2 ruling) to overturn the Florida legislature’s 2013 law that adopted the strict “Daubert” expert evidence standards in the state’s courts. (ILR Blog)

  • Securities Class Actions vs. Life Sciences Companies on the Rise: Securities class actions against life sciences companies are on the rise, with the number of such suits filed in 2016 a 70% higher than in 2014, according to a new report from law firm Dechert LLP. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Legal Reforms Advancing in Missouri: The Missouri governor and legislators are advancing key Missouri legal reform initiatives this year. The goal of these laws, said Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard is to ensure “business can do what they do, which is hire and grow without having the undue burden of lawsuits.” (Southeast Missourian)

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