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Punitive damages bill passes under cover of filibuster

Missouri State Capitol

A 20-hour filibuster halted an asbestos bill in the Missouri Senate, but senators have advanced separate legislation that changes punitive damages. Following a debate that ran from mid-afternoon on Feb. 25 until 10:30 the following morning, lawmakers put aside the ...

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Consumer Law: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act-Missouri Merchandising Practices Act-Attorneys’ Fee Award

Plaintiff sued defendants for violations of the FDCPA and Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant and awarded him statutory damages and attorneys’ fees calculated under the lodestar approach. Defendants filed a late appeal, alleging ...

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Lawmakers’ 2020 tort priorities draw on past sessions’ work

Missouri State Capitol

As lawmakers returned to Jefferson City on Jan. 8, the Republican majority appeared ready to pick up where last year’s efforts to change the state’s tort laws left off. Among the bills expected to get a major push this year ...

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