Mo. High Court Upholds Tweaked Workers' Comp Law

Law360 (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Missouri has largely rejected a challenge brought by labor groups to a controversial workers' compensation law that curbed benefits for workers amid concerns that the law impeded the state's economic growth.

On Tuesday, the state's high court ruled that amendments to the law, which was overhauled in 2005, weren't ripe for review. No injured party has joined the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans and other labor groups to challenge the law, the plurality opinion pointed out, rendering the case "completely hypothetical."

The plurality opinion did side with the labor groups on one issue: It ruled that workers...

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