Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 194

Missouri Appeal Reports Volume 194

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in reputation and mind, plaintiff prays judgment for $5000 actual and $5000 punitive damages. The demand for actual damages was afterwards, by amendment, . placed at $2500. _ _ Interposing a general demurrer and that being overruled, defendant filed a general denial. The trial resulted in a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $1000 actual and $1500 punitive damages. Judgment following, defendant filing her motion for a new trial and in arrest and excepting to the action of the court in overruling these, has duly appealed to our court. Learned counsel for appellant assign six grounds for a reversal. First, it is argued that as the petition contains neither colloquium nor innuendo, by which the language charged to be slanderous is explained and shown to charge plaintiff with the commission of a crime, the petition will sustain neither the verdict nor judgment; that the language charged to have been used by the defendant, in its ordinary sense and without explanation, did not charge the plaintiff with the commission of any crime; that in slander the words charged to have been spoken should have been understood and construed in their most innocent sense unless there are Frazier v. Grob. ' averments in the petition giving them other and sinister meaning. It is to this claimed defect in the petition that the demurrer and motion in arrest were directed. By Act approved March 30, 1911 (Laws 1911, page 198), section 4726, Revised Statutes 1909, which before then-defined and punished "the crime against nature," was repealed and a new section enacted in lieu thereof which reads: "Every person who shall be convicted of the detestable and abominable crime against nature, committed with mankind or with beast, with the sexual...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933478
  • 9781236933478