1.  When an appeal is permitted by law from a final judgment in the trial court, but the time prescribed for filing the ordinary notice of appeal with the clerk of the trial court as set forth in section 512.050 has expired, nevertheless a party seeking reversal of such final judgment may file a notice of appeal in the trial court, within six months from the date of such final judgment, if permitted to do so by a special order of the appropriate appellate court.  The special order may be allowed by the appellate court, upon motion and notice to adverse parties, and upon a showing by affidavit, or otherwise, that there is merit in appellant’s claim for the special order and that the delay was not due to appellant’s culpable negligence.  When notified of the issuance of a special order by the appellate court the clerk of the trial court in which the final judgment was entered shall permit the appellant to file a notice of appeal and the appellant shall then proceed to prepare the transcript on appeal as if the appeal had been allowed without a special order.

 2.  When an appeal is taken after a special order the power to issue a stay is lodged exclusively in the appellate court, which may in its discretion decline to issue a stay or may issue a stay upon such terms with respect to a supersedeas bond as may be appropriate, and in general accord with section 512.080.  The supersedeas bond shall be filed in the trial court and the sureties therein shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the trial court as indicated in section 512.100.  If a final judgment in the trial court is reversed or modified by the appellate court such reversal or modification shall not affect the rights of any person, not a party to such a suit, acquired in good faith after expiration of the time prescribed for taking an appeal without a special order, but before the filing of the notice of appeal by special order.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 512.060

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.