NFIB State Director Brad Jones went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today to testify in support of Senate Bill 631, legislation that would reduce the window of opportunity for people to file a lawsuit.
Currently, Missourians have five years to file a claim. SB 631 would reduce that to two years.
“People absolutely have a right to seek damages if they’ve been wronged, but allowing them to wait five years to take action is completely unreasonable,” Jones said afterward. “Five years can be an eternity for a small business. Small businesses don’t have the resources to easily call up the documentation and other evidence and witnesses they might need to defend themselves against a claim about something that supposedly happened five years ago.
“SB 631 is commonsense legislation that allows plaintiffs to seek compensation without placing an undue and unfair burden on defendants,” Jones said.