As tort reform bills moves forward in the Missouri legislature, those supportive of the legislation, including ILR, “have not been shy” about highlighting the urgent need for legal reform in the state, according to the Missouri Times.
ILR’s Executive Vice President, Harold Kim, said if Missouri does not move forward with legal reform initiatives it could impact the states competitiveness, as out-of-state plaintiffs are clogging Missouri courts. Kim added that reforms would improve expert witness standards and more accurately assess medical costs in lawsuits. There is currently a bill on Gov. Eric Greitens’ desk, H.B. 153, that addresses expert evidence standards in the state.
“Gov. Eric Greitens and the legislature understand that a strong business climate is incompatible with a broken lawsuit system,” Kim concluded.