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Expert witness reforms pass General Assembly

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In an effort to improve Missouri’s litigation climate, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has made expert witness reform a priority during this legislative session. Toward that goal, the Missouri General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 591, which would help ensure the credibility of the people who testify as experts in Missouri legal proceedings. The bill, sponsored by Sen. […]

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House committee supports expert witness reform

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In a tight vote, a Missouri House committee has approved legislation that would add more credibility to Missouri’s legal proceedings. Senate Bill 591 and House Bill 1676 would require that people who testify as expert witnesses must actually have expert knowledge of the topic. The bills would provide the same high standards for trial evidence […]

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Missouri Chamber testifies in support of bill to require people who testify as expert witnesses to actually be experts

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A Senate committee has begun discussing a common-sense bill that requires people who testify in court as expert witnesses – and who have the ability to significantly influence the outcome of cases – to meet basic standards. Brian Bunten, general counsel for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill. […]

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