JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) -- You've heard about some of the big lawsuits with big verdicts in St. Louis courts, like recent judgements related to baby powder and cancer.
There could be fewer of those.
The Missouri House and Senate both passed what's called "tort reform," putting it on Gov. Parson's desk.
Missouri Chamber CEO Dan Mehan says it's aimed at cutting down on out-of-state lawsuits slamming the courts of St. Louis City and Jackson County, which includes Kansas City.
"When you have over 13,000 cases coming into St. Louis City, and only about 1,200 of those have occured in the state of Missouri, and only 200 at best are in the city of St. Louis, I think you have a venue shopping problem," he says.
"You definitely have a situation where trial attorneys are trying to get into the city of St. Louis for one reason -- because it's easier to win for that side."
Mehan was asked what this bill changes about the state's legal system.