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  389.570.  No discrimination allowed in shipping grain — grain to be weighed and shortage made up. — Every railroad corporation chartered by or organized under the laws of this state, or doing business within the limits of the same, when desired by any person wishing to ship any grain over its road, shall receive and transport such grain, in bulk or otherwise, within a reasonable time, and load the same either upon its track, at its depot, or at any warehouse adjoining its track or sidetrack, without distinction, discrimination or favor between one shipper and another, and without distinction or discrimination as to the manner in which such grain is offered to it for transportation, or as to the person, warehouse or place to whom or to which it may be consigned; and at all stations where scales are required to be kept, at the time such grain is received by it for transportation, such corporation shall carefully and correctly weigh the same, and issue to the shipper thereof a receipt or bill of lading for such grain, in which shall be stated the true and correct weight, and such corporation shall weigh out and deliver to such shipper, his consignee or other person entitled to receive the same, at the place of delivery, the full amount of such grain, without any deduction for leakage, shrinkage or other loss in the quantity of the same, except that one-half of one percent shall be allowed for leakage, shrinkage or other loss on bulk grain.  In default of such delivery, the corporation so failing to deliver the full amount of such grain shall pay to the person entitled thereto the full market value of any such grain not delivered at the time and place when and where the same should have been delivered.


(RSMo 1939 § 5228)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4771; 1919 § 9959; 1909 § 3156

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