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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 274

Effective - 28 Aug 1939 bottom

  274.270.  Soliciting breach of contract — liability. — Any person, firm or corporation conducting a warehouse within this state who solicits or persuades or permits any member of any association organized hereunder to breach his marketing contract with the association by accepting or receiving such member's products for sale or for auction or for display for sale, contrary to the terms of any marketing agreement of which said person or any member of the said firm or any active officer or manager of the said corporation has knowledge or notice, shall be liable to the association aggrieved in a civil suit in the penal sum of five hundred dollars for each such offense; and such association shall be entitled to an injunction against such warehouseman to prevent further breaches and a multiplicity of actions thereon.  In addition, said warehouseman shall pay to the association a reasonable attorney's fee and all costs involved in any such litigation or proceedings at law.

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(RSMo 1939 § 14359)

Prior revision: 1929 § 12701

(1958) Section 274.300 made the provisions of § 390.030, RSMo, which exempts trucks operated by farmers from regulation by the public service commission, applicable to farmers' cooperative to the same extent as individual farmers. State ex rel. Smithco Transport Co. v. Pub. Serv. Comm. (A.), 316 S.W.2d 6 (Mo. en banc).


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