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Title XXXVI STATUTORY ACTIONS AND TORTS

Chapter 537

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  537.250.  Liability of common carrier for loss or damage to property transported — who may be joined as defendants. — Whenever any property is received by a common carrier to be transferred from one place to another, within or without the state, or when a railroad or other transportation company issues receipts or bills of lading in this state, the common carrier, railroad or transportation company issuing such bill of lading shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury to such property, caused by its negligence or the negligence of any other common carrier, railroad or transportation company to which such property may be delivered, or over whose line such property may pass; and the common carrier, railroad or transportation company issuing any such receipt or bill of lading shall be entitled to recover, in a proper action, the amount of any loss, damage or injury it may be required to pay to the owner of such property, from the common carrier, railroad or transportation company, through whose negligence the loss, damage or injury may be sustained; provided, that in any suit to recover for any loss, damage or injury to property transported by a common carrier and one or more connecting carriers, the plaintiff may join as defendants the original carrier and all connecting carriers, and shall be entitled to recover in such action from the common carrier, railroad or transportation company, through whose negligence any loss, damage or injury to such property was sustained, the amount of such loss, damage or injury, with all costs of suit, and may prosecute such action in any county in this state in which, as is provided by law, a suit may be maintained against either of such common carriers.

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(RSMo 1939 § 3678)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3288; 1919 § 4239; 1909 § 5446

CROSS REFERENCES:

Common carriers, liable for damage to property in transit, 387.180

Failure of railroad to receive and deliver bulk grain, 389.540


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