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  389.310.  Upon failure to furnish cars, shippers may furnish them — penalty for failure to return. — 1.  Whenever any railroad corporation shall fail, neglect or refuse to furnish, within a reasonable time after demand of a station agent, sufficient cars to supply any party desiring to ship property, then such party shall have the right to furnish cars, which shall be switched and hauled to their destination without unreasonable delay or discrimination in any manner between such cars and cars belonging to the corporation or any other person.

  2.  Any party furnishing cars as aforesaid shall pay to the railroad corporation a reasonable compensation for the service rendered, and in case an agreement cannot be reached as to such compensation, the motor carrier and railroad safety division of the department of economic development shall fix the same, and when such compensation has been so fixed, it shall be prima facie evidence that the same is reasonable.

  3.  Any railroad company failing or refusing to transport and return the cars furnished by said party or corporation mentioned in this section, shall pay to the party or corporation aggrieved the sum of five hundred dollars for each and every such offense, together with a reasonable attorney's fee, to be recovered by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction, and every day of such refusal on the part of any railroad company to transport and return such cars as aforesaid after demand is made, shall be deemed a separate offense.

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(RSMo 1939 § 5230)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 4773; 1919 § 9961; 1909 § 3160

CROSS REFERENCE:

Division of motor carrier and railroad safety abolished, duties and functions transferred to highways and transportation commission and department of transportation, 226.008


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