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  516.280.  Limitation not to be extended by improper acts of defendant. — If any person, by absconding or concealing himself, or by any other improper act, prevent the commencement of an action, such action may be commenced within the time herein limited, after the commencement of such action shall have ceased to be so prevented.


(RSMo 1939 § 1031)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 879; 1919 § 1334; 1909 § 1905

(1968) This section is statutory authority for the proposition that fraudulent concealment of a cause of action is an improper act which, if established, will toll the running of limitations under section 516.140, RSMo. Smile v. Lawson (Mo.), 435 S.W.2d 325; Kauchick v. Williams (Mo.), 435 S.W.2d 342.

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