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June 29, 2016

Missouri Chamber Rips Gov. Nixon’s Vetoes of Two Legal Reform Bills

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce ripped Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of two legal reform measures — a bill to adopt the Daubert Standard for expert evidence and a bill to ensure plaintiffs in injury lawsuits “can only recover the costs of the actual medical expenses they incurred.”

The Missouri Times cites the state’s paltry 42nd ranking in ILR’s 2015 Lawsuit Climate survey.

“Trial attorney special interests are entrenched in Jefferson City, making it incredibly difficult to make any progress toward creating a fair judiciary in our state,” said Missouri Chamber President Dan Mehan. “Over the next few months we will be urging Missourians to elect lawmakers and statewide office holders who value a fair judiciary over the interests of trial attorneys.”

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