- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill dealing with where lawsuits involving railroads should be considered.

House members approved the bill 107-44 on Thursday. It passed the Senate on a vote of 28-4, and it now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill would apply in cases where someone is injured in a foreign country because of railroad operations. Venue for the lawsuit would be in the county where the business’ registered agent is located. It could be considered in the plaintiff’s home county if the injured person was living in Missouri when they were injured.

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Lawsuit venue is SB890



Online:

Legislature: https://www.moga.mo.gov

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