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Plaintiffs from outside St. Louis would have a tougher time filing their lawsuits in the city’s court system under a bill making its way through the Missouri legislature.

Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 231 would put restrictions on the joinder process – the combining of two or more plaintiffs who have similar claims against a defendant. Proponents of the legislation say plaintiff attorneys are using joinder of plaintiffs to get around Missouri’s venue requirements. They say plaintiff lawyers are using joinder to piggyback the suits of out-of-state residents onto those of Missouri residents.

Source: Missouri lawmakers seek to limit out-of-state plaintiffs suing in St. Louis where huge verdicts have resulted | St. Louis Record