Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 509
Pleadings

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Circuit clerk to have authority to appoint special process server valid only for specific case, procedure, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
Collection agency a real party in interest on assignment by claimant in lawsuit, 425.300
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Dissolution of marriage, petition, filing requirements, 452.311
Domestic relations, petition deemed filed, when, 452.311
Franchise law, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and motorcycles, damages, injunctive relief for franchisees, 407.1049
Franchise law, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and motorcycles, defenses of franchisor in civil actions, 407.1043
Frivolous actions, defenses and motion consequences for filing, costs, 514.205
Malpractice actions, procedure, damage limitations, Chap. 538
Service of process by special process server valid for only one specific case, procedure, duty of circuit clerk, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
Warranty nonconformity, new motor vehicles, affirmative defenses, 407.569
509.010 Shall be petition and answer--reply if answer contains counterclaim.
509.020. Caption of pleading--what set forth.
509.030. Pleading attributed to, by whom--declaration.
509.040. Technical forms not required in pleading.
509.050. Pleading, setting forth claim for relief, contents--demand for dollar amount not permitted, exception--discovery used to determine total damages, use in trial prohibited.
509.060. Joinder of claims.
509.070. Two claims may be joined in a single action, when--court shall grant relief, when.
509.080. Defenses--form of denials.
509.090. Affirmative defenses.
509.100. Failure to deny, effect.
509.110. Pleading in alternative--consistency.
509.120. Averments, how made.
509.130. Adoption of statements by reference--exhibits.
509.140. Averments as to capacity or authority of parties to sue or be sued.
509.150. Partnership deemed confessed, unless denied.
509.160. Particularity required in all averments of fraud or mistake.
509.170. Conditions precedent--how pleaded.
509.180. Official documents or acts, form of pleading.
509.190. Judgments and decisions, form of pleading.
509.200. Claims of items of special damage shall be specifically stated.
509.210. Libel and slander, averments--defenses.
509.220. Private statutes, averments--laws of other states--judicial notice.
509.230. Pleading written instrument.
509.240. Execution of written instrument deemed confessed, when.
509.250. Pleadings, how construed.
509.260. Time of pleading.
509.270. Demurrers and pleas in abatement and to the jurisdiction shall not be used.
509.280. Motions, form of.
509.290. Objections which may be raised by motions.
509.300. Failure to state a claim or defense, raised on motion, when.
509.310. Motion for more definite statement or for a bill of particulars.
509.320. Matter which party may move to strike out.
509.330. Time allowed for making motions.
509.340. Consolidation of motions--waiver of objections--exceptions.
509.350. Motion searches record.
509.360. Motion for judgment on pleadings.
509.370. Time for hearing of motions.
509.380. Place of hearing.
509.390. Regular times and places for hearing motions.
509.400. Defenses which may be raised by pleading--waiver.
509.410. Objection that no demand has been made not available, when.
509.420. What a pleading shall state as a counterclaim.
509.430. Counterclaim exceeding opposing claim.
509.440. When claim may be presented as counterclaim by supplemental pleading.
509.450. Counterclaim set up by amendment, when.
509.460. Cross-claims against coparty.
509.470. Additional parties made defendants when required for counterclaim or cross-claim.
509.480. Reduction of assigned claims to the extent of all counterclaims.
509.490. Amendment of pleadings.
509.500. Amendments to conform to evidence.
509.510. Supplemental pleadings.
509.520. Court pleadings, attachments, and exhibits, redaction of Social Security and credit card numbers--confidential case file sheet, contents.

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