Missouri Senate considers bill limiting discrimination lawsuits

The Missouri Senate debated but didn’t vote Tuesday on a bill that would cap the damages state courts can award in workplace lawsuits.

Earlier in the day, a Senate committee heard testimony from several attorneys for a similar measure that would also limit discrimination lawsuits. St. Louis attorney Dan O’Keefe says without these caps, the state sees too many lawsuits.

“[Anyone] can make a complaint” and get a trial, O’Keefe said.

But Lynne Bratcher, a representative of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, said that for the most part these lawsuits are fair in her experience.

“Juries usually get it right,” Bratcher said.

– Missouri Digital News