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Ambulance Chasers Pour Money to Governor Nixon

September 16th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

Since June 1, personal injury attorneys have contributed more than $750,000 to Governor Nixon. The employment law reform bill (SB 188) would have merely moved the threshold for a discrimination suit to a “motivating” factor from a “contributing” factor. This would have moved Missouri closer to the federal standard.

This week alone, the Carney & Danis law firm contributed an additional $100,000 to Nixon. Both partners of this firm are active MATA members and had their law licenses suspended in 2002 for unethical activity. At a previous firm, they had represented Chrysler Corporation in product liability suits. When they left this job, they took law files from the firm’s defense work for Chrysler and shortly thereafter ran a class action suit against Chrysler for an ABS fault.

Several of the lawyers who serve on the MATA Board of Governors are also attorneys who made millions of dollars years ago from then-Attorney General Nixon in the state’s tobacco settlement. Many have several settlements above $20 million. This is a massive and alarming amount of money to be contributed so quickly to Governor Nixon.

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  • 1 jeffy // May 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    how did you get ambulance chasers out of tort law? I don’t believe you’re very educated.

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