Missouri Attorneys Volunteer Time in Jefferson City as Part of Access to Courtrooms Debate

rett Emison testifying before the Missouri legislature on a proposed Statute of Repose bill.

Missouri attorneys spoke in Jefferson City this week, as active participants in the fight to preserve the state’s access to the civil justice system. Langdon & Emison Partner Brett Emison, as president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, spoke to legislators in February on issues pertaining to a Statute of Repose bill which would limit Missourians’ ability to sue manufacturers of defective products, and would allow foreign manufacturers to sidestep liability.

A couple recent links to stories in the media dedicated to the topic:

The daughter of a man killed when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake in 2018 testified she couldn’t have sued the boat’s operators under a tort reform proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Joplin Globe story about citizens taking a stand against the proposed ‘statute of repose’