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Lawsuits against Missouri cost taxpayers $24M in 2019

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Lawsuits filed against the state of Missouri cost taxpayers $24.2 million in 2019, according to an announcement from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office.

That compares with $28.8 million in 2018 and $25 million in 2017.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports many of the big-ticket lawsuits were related to employee discrimination and harassment suits filed against the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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