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.