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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 274

Effective - 28 Aug 1949 bottom

  274.210.  Marketing contracts — enforcement. — 1.  The bylaws or the marketing contract may fix, as liquidated damages, specific sums to be paid by the members to the association upon the breach by him of any provision of the marketing contract regarding the sale or delivery or withholding of products; and may further provide that the member will pay all costs, premiums for bonds, expenses and fees, in case any action is brought upon the contract by the association; and any such provisions shall be valid and enforceable as such and shall not be regarded as penalties.

  2.   In event of any such breach or threatened breach of such marketing contract by a member, the association shall be entitled to an injunction to prevent the further breach of the contract and to a decree of specific performance thereof.  Pending the adjudication of such an action and upon filing a verified complaint showing the breach or threatened breach, and upon filing a sufficient bond, the association shall be entitled to a temporary restraining order against the member.

  3.   In any action upon such marketing agreement, it shall be conclusively presumed that landowner or landlord or lessor is able to control the delivery of products produced on his land by tenants or others, whose tenancy or possession or work on such land or the terms of whose tenancy or possession or labor thereon were created or changed after execution by the landowner or landlord or lessor, of such a marketing agreement; and in such actions the foregoing remedies for nondelivery or breach shall lie and be enforceable against such a landowner, landlord or lessor.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14349, A. 1949 S.B. 1098)

Prior revision: 1929 § 12691


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