Joint Meeting: Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Tort Law Committee, and Transportation Law Committeea

Time: 10:00 a.m. MCLE Hours: 0.0  Room: Kansas City

Civil Practice and Procedure Committee Chair:  Susan Ford Robertson, susan@therobertsonlawgroup.com    
Tort Law Committee Chair: Roger D. Nail, Jr., rnail@gohonlaw.com
Transportation Law Committee Chair: Theodore D. Agniel, tda@greensfelder.com

 

Agenda



We are pleased to have Michael Foster of Faber & Brand, L.L.C., and Jim Daher, of James J. Daher, L.L.C. speak on issues relating to SB 909 and HB 1966. These bills propose amendments to the current Uniform Business Records as Evidence Law.

Michael and Jim will provide a history and description of the current Uniform Business Records as Evidence Law as well as the pros and cons of the proposed amendments. Proponents of the bills advance that Missouri is one of only two states in the country that has not enacted legislation what would provide for a third party business record exception to the hearsay rule. Opponents argue that the proposed amendments would affect the admissibility of any business record in any civil case and would allow for admission of any document without a veracity foundation.

The Missouri Bar has referred study of these bills to the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. Michael and Jim represent the opposite sides of the discussion relating to these bills.