Merry Christmas, Attorneys!
In a new report, The American Tort Reform Foundation has placed St. Louis and St. Louis County on the “legal hellhole watch list.” I think Philip Corboy Jr., the head of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, stated it best: “The report is just a Christmas gift for the insurance industry and the big business lobby.”
Although we are only on the watch list, this report still indicates that we have a lot of work to do in Missouri to achieve meaningful tort and lawsuit reform. It would be a nightmare if our region went back to the days when Madison County was unanimously ranked #1 on the list. If things get any worse, we might have to refer to my colleague’s previous blog post.