Small Lawsuit Resolution Act: HB 627 (2002)
Required nonbinding arbitration or mediation at the request of either
Required nonbinding arbitration or mediation at the request of either party, where claims amountto $25,000 or less. The law relaxed the rules of evidence in such proceedings, and limits the duration of such proceedings to three hours. The law also allowed an unsatisfied party to try his or her case de novo in court, but required the “appealing” party to pay the other party’s costs and attorneys’ fees, if the “appealing” party did not improve his or her position by at least 15 percent.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Financial benefit of reforming Missouri’s tort system could support an additional 20k+ jobs & $3.38B in increased economic activity
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