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Second Update: Hopping On The Missouri Bandwagon? Not So Fast Out Of State Litigants.

July 16, 2019 | Megan Sterchi Lammert

In this March 18, 2019 blog post and in this May 20, 2019 blog post we reported on important pending legislation that could substantially change Missouri’s venue rules.

In May, the House passed the venue and joinder bill (Senate Bill 7) by a 100-46 vote. The bill primarily aims to restrict non-Missouri plaintiffs from joining their claims, in the same lawsuit, with those of a Missouri resident, where the non-residents’ claims have no legal nexus to Missouri. Read more here and here. Senate Bill 7, however, was still waiting for the Governor’s signature to become law in May.

In case you missed the news (again), look no further…..

Governor Mike Parson has officially signed Senate Bill 7 (along with three other tort reform bills) into law on July 10, 2019. This move was anticipated based on prior, favorable statements he made about the bill. 

Opponents of the bill continue to believe that the passage of this bill “will harm state citizens by favoring corporations over individuals.” Proponents of the bill, now law, believe that this move will make Missouri “a pro-business state.”

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