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Missouri reforms



Texas and Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, aren't the only states to act this year. Reader Mark Arnold writes:

[In March,] the Missouri legislature passed some truly significant tort reform. The bill prohibits introduction in evidence of an apology. More significantly, it caps punitive damages at five times the actual or $500,000, whichever is greater, and eliminates joint and several liability for any defendant not responsible for at least 51% of the damages. It also puts an end to the games plaintiffs used to play to get cases in favored venues like Jackson County and the City of St. Louis.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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