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Chapter 228

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  228.362.  Use of road allowed, when — damages for use allowed, when — abandonment of proceedings, effect. — If any party has filed exceptions to the commissioners' report pursuant to section 228.358, the plaintiffs shall be entitled to use of the private road before judgment is entered and becomes final and appeals, if any, have been exhausted, if the plaintiffs shall have given an appeal bond in such amount as the circuit court deems sufficient to pay the probable damages that plaintiffs will owe plus costs.  Otherwise, the plaintiffs shall not be entitled to use of the private road until judgment is entered and becomes final and appeals, if any, have been exhausted and the plaintiffs have satisfied the damage award contained in the judgment.  The plaintiffs may voluntarily abandon the proceedings and dismiss the petition at any time prior to satisfaction of the damage award, and if the plaintiffs do not satisfy the damage award within sixty days following the date upon which the judgment becomes final and appeals, if any, have been exhausted, then the proceedings shall be deemed abandoned.  In either instance, the circuit court shall retain jurisdiction solely to enter an order vacating the judgment, dismissing the petition, and ordering disposition of the bond, if any.  No execution shall issue on the damage award.  If the plaintiffs shall have used the private road before judgment has become final and appeals, if any, have been exhausted, and the private road is not, for any reason, established according to the terms of sections 228.342 to 228.368 after final judgment and appeals, the plaintiffs and their sureties shall be liable on their bond for all damages and costs occasioned by such use of the private road.  If the petition is voluntarily dismissed after the filing of the commissioners' report or is deemed abandoned, the plaintiffs and the successors and assigns to the real property which was the subject of the petition shall be barred for a period of seven years from the date of the abandonment or dismissal from filing another petition under sections 228.342 to 228.368, for the establishment or widening of a private road over the same or any part of the real property over which the private road was sought in the prior petition.


(L. 1991 S.B. 138 § 7, A.L. 1993 S.B. 180 and A.L. 1993 S.B. 236, A.L. 2011 H.B. 315)

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