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Missouri Legislature Passes Business-Friendly Bill on Liability Lawsuits as Session Winds Down

(Jefferson City) The Missouri Legislature has passed new limits on punitive damages for liability lawsuits.

The legislation would allow juries to award punitive damages only when plaintiffs prove by “clear and convincing” evidence that defendants intentionally harmed someone without just cause or acted with “deliberate and flagrant” disregard for the safety of others.

The Republican and business-friendly bill heads to the governor for consideration.

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