§ 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, 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.
  • Executor: includes administrator where the subject matter applies to an administrator. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in 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.