Missouri Legislature Fails to Enact Daubert Standard

This week, the Missouri legislature failed to pass a Daubert bill needed to override a prior veto by the state’s governor. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce of course had supported the bill. The legislature also did not act on a new version of a Chamber supported “collateral source” rule. The paths to the outcomes are described in a September 15, 2016 article in The Missouri Times.

In view of the veto, St. Louis presumably will remain a very popular forum for toxic tort litigation. However, defendants can and do win on occasion, as illustrated by a recent win by a trio of defendants in a mesothelioma take home case.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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