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Bill Number   Sponsor Description Status

Allows plaintiffs’ damages to be reduced for failure to wear a seat belt

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White

Reverts to the “contributing factor” standard for non-employment discrimination cases and redefines “motivating factor”

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Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

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HB 1402 DeGroot

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment and health care disputes

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Repeals a statute allowing equitable garnishments against insurers

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Alters the recently revised collateral source rule

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Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

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Establishes protections for public employee whistle-blowers

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Allows insurers to avoid liability for excess judgments by depositing their coverage limits with the court

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Kolkmeyer

Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs

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Requires product liability suits to be brought within 10 years of when the product is first sold

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Requires disclosure of information about trusts that could face claims in asbestos tort suits

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Limits contingency fees for private attorneys under state contracts

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Modifies provisions relating to damages in wrongful death actions

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Changes rules for occupational disease coverage under workers’ compensation

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Creates a cause of action for workplace harassment

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Sets deadline for service on defendants in wrongful death or medical negligence claims that are filed after the statute of limitations has expired

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Changes rules for introducing records in some civil proceedings

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Allows only the attorney general to pursue punitive damages against a defendant.

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Lowers interest rates on tort and nontort judgments

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Changes joinder and venue provisions in cases involving out-of-state plaintiffs

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Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

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Nasheed

Aligns state anti-discrimination law for housing with federal standards

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Riddle

Requires product liability suits to be brought within 10 years of when the product is first sold

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Schupp

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

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Hoskins

Limits business’ liability for criminal acts occurring on their property

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Hummel

Creates the Missouri Fair Housing Act to address housing-related discrimination claims

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Eliminates joint liability, allowing defendants to be only severally liable for damages

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Rowden

Allows insurers to avoid liability for excess judgments by depositing their coverage limits with the court

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Establishes protections for public employee whistle-blowers

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Koenig

Sets deadline for service on defendants in wrongful death or medical negligence claims that are filed after the statute of limitations has expired

Filed

SB 822 Hegeman

Allows plaintiffs’ damages to be reduced for failure to wear a seat belt

Filed

SB 831 Rowden

Requires arbitrators, not courts, to decide the validity of arbitration agreements in employment disputes

Filed

SB 832 Rowden

Overhauls the Merchandising Practices Act and products liability law

Filed

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