- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)9
- Arrest warrants filed for six drug suspects in Cape (7/19/16)6
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
- 'I want to see how far I can go' (7/21/16)2
- Southeast Missouri State football players, local police team up for Backstoppers benefit (7/22/16)2
Missouri car buyers could face limits on lemon lawsuits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Car buyers who believe they have been stuck with a lemon could face new restrictions on whom they can sue.
The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation prohibiting some lawsuits against wholesalers who supply vehicles to retail dealerships. Under the bill, consumers would be able to sue only the dealership from which they directly purchased their vehicles.
The bill only affects lawsuits filed under a state law dealing with deception, false promises and misrepresentation.
Supporters intend for the measure to reverse a Supreme Court decision that allowed a lawsuit against a wholesaler who supplied a vehicle to retail dealership.
The legislation now goes to Gov. Matt Blunt.