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Missouri Sovereign Immunity


Missouri generally retain sovereign immunity with 3 exceptions. Jones v. Hwy Comm’n in 1977 abolished sovereign immunity, but the legislature responded with a statute that revived it 537.600. §537.600 State government is immune with three exceptions: Dangerous condition on public entity’s property, negligent, defective or dangerous designs of a road, although it’s hard to establish a standard,and negligent operation of a car by a state employee. Once sovereign immunity was abolished by statute, the extension of liability on ordinary principles of tort law logically followed.

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