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  494.490.  Number of jurors — three-fourths or more jurors to return verdict in civil cases — how verdict is signed. — In all trials of civil actions before a circuit judge, or an associate circuit judge sitting as a circuit judge, a jury shall consist of twelve persons selected pursuant to sections 494.400 to 494.505, unless all parties agree on a lesser number, but not less than eight, in which case the number of veniremen shall be reduced accordingly.  Three-fourths or more jurors may return a lawful verdict.  All verdicts shall be signed by each juror who agrees to the verdict.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 127, et al., A.L. 1996 S.B. 869)


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