§ 507.010 Prosecution in name of real party in interest
§ 507.020 Action on claim under foreign law
§ 507.030 Persons having a joint interest shall be made plaintiffs — defendants, when
§ 507.040 Permissive joinder of parties — separate trials
§ 507.050 Misjoinder of parties
§ 507.060 Persons having claims against plaintiff or plaintiff’s insured may be ..
§ 507.070 Class actions — representatives — secondary actions by stockholders — ..
§ 507.080 Third-party notice — when defendant may bring in third party — notice to ..
§ 507.090 Intervention — when as of right and when permissive — procedure
§ 507.100 Substitution of parties upon death, mental incapacity or transfer of interest
§ 507.110 Suits by infants, how prosecuted
§ 507.115 Infant defined for civil suit purposes
§ 507.120 Appointment of next friend, by whom
§ 507.130 How appointed
§ 507.140 Appointment when minor is under fourteen years old
§ 507.150 Bond of person acting for infant, when — effect of failure to give
§ 507.160 Bond filed, where
§ 507.170 Petition and appointment filed before further proceedings
§ 507.180 Guardian, conservator and next friend liable for costs
§ 507.182 Next friend, conservator, or guardian may employ attorney and incur expenses
§ 507.184 Powers of next friend, GAL, conservator or guardian on trial and settlement ..
§ 507.186 Substitution of conservator for next friend or guardian ad litem — effect ..
§ 507.188 Disposition of proceeds of claim — discharge of next friend or guardian ad ..
§ 507.190 Suits against infants not to proceed without guardian ad litem
§ 507.200 Appointment of guardian ad litem
§ 507.210 Appointment of guardian ad litem, when
§ 507.220 Guardian ad litem, liable only for costs in case of misconduct
§ 507.230 Who made defendants in suit against city

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 507 - Parties

  • 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.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in chapter 475. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • In vacation: includes any adjournment of court for more than one day whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a court, or judge thereof in vacation, or whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a clerk of any court in vacation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.