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  508.050.  Suits against municipal corporations, where commenced. — Suits against municipal corporations as defendant or codefendant shall be commenced only in the county in which the municipal corporation is situated, or if the municipal corporation is situated in more than one county, then suits against the municipal corporation shall be commenced only in that county wherein the seat of government of the municipal corporation is situated; except that:

  (1)  Suits may be brought against a city containing more than four hundred thousand inhabitants in any county in which any part of the city is situated; and

  (2)  Suits in inverse condemnation or involving dangerous conditions of public property against a municipal corporation established under Article VI, Section 30(a) of the Missouri Constitution shall be brought only in the county where such land or any part thereof lies.


(RSMo 1939 § 875, A.L. 1955 p. 312, A.L. 2012 S.B. 628 merged with S.B. 636)

(1982) University of Missouri is not a "municipal corporation" within the meaning of statute requiring that suits against a municipal corporation be brought only in the county in which it is located. State ex rel. Milham v. Rickhoff (Mo.), 633 S.W.2d 733.

(1985) Provisions for judicial review of contested cases under the Administrative Procedure and Review Act are specific and controlling as against the general venue statute for suits against municipal corporations. State ex rel. City of Springfield v. Crouch (Mo.App.), 687 S.W.2d 639.

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