Punitive Damages

Missouri Senate Moves to Protect Special Interests – and Even Government Bureaucrats – at the Expense of Our Families

The Missouri Senate is rapidly pushing through legislation that would make it virtually impossible for families to hold companies accountable – giving the green light to dangerous and reckless behavior and eliminating any incentive to prioritize safety.  SB591 was already bad, but now, some senators are trying to make it even worse. The bill, which initially […]

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Joyce Oyler Died When a Pharmacist Gave Her a Deadly Dose of Toxic Medication. Now MO Legislators Want to Prevent Families Like Hers From Holding Corporations Accountable

Joyce Oyler Died When a Pharmacist Gave Her a Deadly Dose of Toxic Medication. Now MO Legislators Want to Prevent Families Like Hers From Holding Corporations Accountable

We put our safety in the hands of other individuals and corporations every day. We trust that our medications will make us feel better, our cars will deliver us to our destinations, and our food is prepared safely.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case because corporations don’t always have our best interests in mind. For […]

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Missourians need to be able to hold corporations accountable for their actions

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway has hundreds of miles of track running through Missouri. Throughout the last 100 years, BNSF has raised their track embankment higher and higher without creating additional drainage or addressing potential problems that could arise from the changes.  In 2011, a large flood covered much of Northwest and Central Missouri […]

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A new look at an old story

A new look at an old story

Do you remember the lawsuit from a woman who spilled her McDonald’s coffee on her lap? Well, the folks over at PBS are taking a closer look at the case that shaped so many minds on punitive damages and jury awards. Watch the video here.

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