• Substitute Brief of the Respondents in Bateman v. Platte County, 363 S.W.3d 39 (Mo. banc 2012)
  • November 20, 2012 | Author: Jonathan Sternberg
  • Law Firm: Jonathan Sternberg, Attorney, P.C. - Kansas City Office
  • Successful brief of respondents (appellees) for landowners before the Supreme Court of Missouri in their challenge to county's attempt to declare private road public. The Court restored the landowners' judgment declaring the road to be private that a lower court previously had overturned. It clarified that the owner of land over which an easement runs cannot unilaterally destroy the easement, and re-established that statute of limitations defenses must be specifically pleaded or else are waived.