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Gov. Nixon Vetoes Limiting Workplace Discrimination and Worker's Compensation Bills

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Mar 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past week Governor Jay Nixon vetoed bills that would've restricted lawsuits on workplace discrimination and worker's compensation claims.  The discrimination law would have changed the standard a plaintiff must prove from showing that discrimination was a contributing factor, to showing it was a motivating factor, a much higher burden to prove.  Additionally, it woudl have capped punitive damages at $300,000, and would've exempted government employers.  The worker's compensation law would have limited a worker's ability to bring suit against co-workers.  Both laws would have had serious implications for plaintiffs, making it much harder for the individual to bring corporations to justice.  Our thansk goes out to Gov. Nixon for protecting the rights of Missouri's workers.  For more info, please visit

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Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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