514.090 - When one of several counts in a petition bad — costs, how awarded.

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Where there are several counts in any petition, and any one of them be adjudged insufficient, or a verdict, or any issue joined thereon, shall be found for the defendant, costs shall be awarded at the discretion of the court.

(RSMo 1939 § 1409)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1245; 1919 § 1697; 1909 § 2266

(1987) For purposes of assessing costs, it is necessary that a plaintiff prevail on the issues which generated the costs, not on any particular claim. Cox v. Crider, 721 S.W.2d 220 (Mo.App.S.D.).