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Gov. Eric Greitens signs Senate Bill 43

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Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has issued the following statement:

“On behalf of Missouri’s business community, I would like to thank Gov. Eric Greitens for signing Senate Bill 43. This new law ends a decade-long period where Missouri was one of the easiest places in the nation to sue a company and win. Our abnormally low standard for discrimination lawsuits was a major reason why Missouri has been labeled a ‘judicial hellhole’ and ranked among the states with the worst legal climates in the nation. This unwanted status hurt our ability to attract business investment opportunities. With the reforms contained in Senate Bill 43 now law in Missouri, we’ve taken a big step toward restoring fairness in our court system while ensuring that businesses engaging in the unacceptable act of discrimination are held accountable. This new law, alongside the other tort reform measures passed this legislative session, will help transform Missouri’s legal climate for the better.”

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