Kansas City v. Halvorson, No. 38611.

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Missouri
Writing for the CourtBohling
Citation177 S.W.2d 495
PartiesKANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, a Municipal Corporation, v. H.H. HALVORSON, Appellant.
Docket NumberNo. 38611.
Decision Date06 December 1943
177 S.W.2d 495
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, a Municipal Corporation,
v.
H.H. HALVORSON, Appellant.
No. 38611.
Supreme Court of Missouri.
Division Two, December 6, 1943.
Rehearing Denied, January 3, 1944.
Motion to Transfer to Banc Overruled, February 7, 1944.

[177 S.W.2d 496]

Appeal from Jackson Circuit Court.Hon. Emory H. Wright, Judge.

AFFIRMED (subject to remittitur).

Ernest D. Martin for appellant.

(1) The trial court was without jurisdiction to hear the case since no "listing card" had ever been filed in the cause as required by Rule 22 of the rules of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. Rule 22, Circuit Court of Jackson County; Rigdon v. Ferguson, 172 Mo. 49, 72 S.W. 504; Meierhoffor v. Hansell, 294 Mo. 195, 243 S.W. 131; Mackson v. Ins. Co., 115 S.W. (2d) 217; Pearce v. Rogers, 15 S.W. (2d) 874; Thomas v. Baker-Lockwood Mfg., 163 S.W. (2d) 117. (2) The amended petition fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. Childs v. Bank, 17 Mo. 213; Mooney v. Kennett, 19 Mo. 551; Boyce v. Christy, 47 Mo. 70; McHoney v. Ins. Co., 44 Mo. App. 426; Flowers v. Smith, 214 Mo. 98, 112 S.W. 499; Koch v. State Highway Comm., 47 S.W. (2d) 138; Peyton v. Rose, 41 Mo. 257; Allison v. Mo. P. & L. Co., 59 S.W. (2d) 771; Steinberg v. Bank, 324 Mo. 297, 67 S.W. (2d) 63; Doerner v. St. L. Crematory, 80 S.W. (2d) 721; Mallinckrodt v. Nemnich, 169 Mo. 388, 69 S.W. 355; Pier v. Heinrichoffen, 52 Mo. 333; Walrath v. Crary, 222 S.W. 895; Ederlin v. Judge, 36 Mo. 350; King v. City of Rolla, 130 S.W. (2d) 697; Ludwig v. Scott, 334 Mo. 207, 65 S.W. (2d) 1034; Christal v. Craig, 80 Mo. 370; Baldwin v. Scott County Mill. Co., 343 Mo. 915, 122 S.W. (2d) 890; Claflin v. McDonough, 33 Mo. 412; Silverforb v. Bk., of Nashua, 233 Mo. App. 1239, 128 S.W. (2d) 1070; Kramer v. K.C.P. & L. Co., 311 Mo. 383, 279 S.W. 43; Natl. En. & Stamp. Co. v. St. Louis, 328 Mo. 648, 40 S.W. (2d) 593; Darrow v. Briggs, 261 Mo. 244, 169 S.W. 118; Rositzky v. Rositzky, 329 Mo. 662, 46 S.W. (2d) 591; Ruggles v. Washington County, 3 Mo. 496; Chalnda v. St. L. Transit Co., 213 Mo. 244, 112 S.W. 249; State ex rel. v. Burney, 269 Mo. 602, 191 S.W. 981; Seegers v. Marx-Haas Co., 334 Mo. 632, 66 S.W. (2d) 526; Dano v. Sharpe, 152 S.W. (2d) 693; Niederberg v. Golluber, 162 S.W. (2d) 592; Fritschle v. Kettle River Co., 139 S.W. (2d) 948; Diener v. Star Pub. Co., 230 Mo. 613, 132 S.W. 1143; State ex rel. v. Sevier, 92 S.W. (2d) 102; Massey-Harris Har. Co. v. Fed. Res. Bk., 48 S.W. (2d) 158; Norris v. Letchworth, 152 Mo. 421; Remmers v. Remmers, 217 Mo. 541, 117 S.W. 1117; Cleveland v. Laclede Prod. Co., 129 S.W. (2d) 12; Riggs v. City, 126 S.W. (2d) 1144; 21 C.J. 186, secs. 169-70; 22 C.J., pp. 130, 135, sec. 69; 37 C.J. 807. (3) Payments of money made with full knowledge of all the facts, in the absence of fraud or duress, cannot be recovered back. Sparks v. Jasper County, 212 Mo. 218, 112 S.W. 265; Baldwin v. Scott, 343 Mo. 915, 122 S.W. (2d) 890; Ferguson v. Butler County, 297 Mo. 20, 247 S.W. 795; Witmer v. Nichols, 320 Mo. 665, 8 S.W. (2d) 63; Irvin v. St. Louis County, 33 Mo. 575; Claflin v. McDonough, 33 Mo. 412; Coleman v. Kansas City, 348 Mo. 916, 156 S.W. (2d) 644; Natl. En. & Stamp Co. v. St. Louis, 328 Mo. 648, 40 S.W. (2d) 593; Locust Realty Co. v. Kansas City, 115 S.W. (2d) 205; 48 C.J., p. 734, sec. 280, p. 755, sec. 312; 43 C.J., p. 706, sec. 1185, p. 889, secs. 1617, 1618, 1619; 30 C.J., pp. 1298, 1313; 30 Cyc. 1289. (4) There was complete settlement, accord and satisfaction between the parties, which bars and estops the plaintiff, and nothing can open the matter. Priest v. Oehler, 328 Mo. 590, 41 S.W. (2d) 783; Laxton v. Ins. Co., 226 Mo. App. 594, 48 S.W. (2d) 144; Tichenor v. Bowman, 133 S.W. (2d) 324; Lawson v. Cunningham, 275 Mo. 128, 204 S.W. 1100; Hector v. Mann, 225 Mo. 228; State ex rel. v. Hawkins, 169 Mo. 615, 70 S.W. 119; Moore v. McCullough, 8 Mo. 401; Kronenberger v. Binz, 56 Mo. 122; Quinlan v. Keiser, 66 Mo. 605; Marmon v. Waller, 53 Mo. App. 610; McKeen v. Bank, 74 Mo. App. 281; State ex rel. Scotland County v. Ewing, 116 Mo. 129, 22 S.W. 476; State ex rel. Shannon County v. Hawkins, 169 Mo. 615, 70 S.W. 119; Gilbert v. Malan, 100 S.W. (2d) 606; 1 C.J., p. 23, sec. 2, p. 569, sec. 103; 16 Cyc. 789; 21 C.J., p. 23, sec. 2, pp. 1189, 1190, 1206, sec. 207; 28 Cyc. 674. (5) There is no substantial evidence in the record to support the judgment for plaintiff, and judgment should have been for defendant. Ingwerson v. Ry., 205 Mo. 328, 103 S.W. 1143; State ex rel. v. Turner, 328 Mo. 604, 42 S.W. (2d) 594; Steinberg v. Bank, 334 Mo. 297, 67 S.W. (2d) 63; Vastine v. Wilding, 45 Mo. 89; Caviett v. Tharp, 30 Mo. App. 131; Rice v. McFarland, 41 Mo. App. 489; Burnside v. Doolittle, 324 Mo. 722, 24 S.W. (2d) 1011; Haynes v. Dunstan, 104 S.W. (2d) 1025; Deisel Corp. v. Chalmers Co., 231 Mo. App. 631, 104 S.W. (2d) 1029; Bruer v. Dunham, 209 S.W. 573; 22 C.J., p. 115, sec. 55, p. 111, sec. 53; 41 C.J., p. 34, sec. 9, p. 895, sec. 1633; 44 C.J. 122, secs. 22-25. (6) The motion for new trial, and the motion in arrest of judgment should have been sustained, because the face of the record shows the judgment is erroneous. Mooney v. Kennett, 19 Mo. 551; McHoney v. German Ins. Co, 44 Mo. App. 426; McCoy v. Yeager, 34 Mo. 134; Pope v. Salesman, 35 Mo. 362; Meyers v. Field, 37 Mo. 434; Hoagland v. Ry., 39 Mo. 451; Peyton v. Rose, 41 Mo. 257; Flinton v. Palmer, 177 S.W. 777; Flowers v. Smith, 214 Mo. 98, 112 S.W. 499; State ex rel. v. Peterson, 142 Mo. 526, 39 S.W. 453; St. Louis v. Senter Comm. Co., 340 Mo. 1078, 102 S.W. (2d) 103; Niederberg v. Golluber, 162 S.W. (2d) 592; Corby v. Taylor, 35 Mo. 447; Moore v. McHaney, 191 Mo. App. 686, 178 S.W. 258; Rumsey v. Ry. Co., 144 Mo. 175, 46 S.W. 144; Wiggins Ferry Co. v. Ry., 128 Mo. 224, 27 S.W. 568; Lober v. Kansas City, 339 Mo. 1091, 100 S.W. (2d) 267; Coleman v. Kansas City, 156 S.W. (2d) 644; Childs v. Bank of Mo., 17 Mo. 213; Koch v. State Highway Comm., 47 S.W. (2d) 138; State ex rel. v. Douglas, 339 Mo. 187, 95 S.W. (2d) 1179; 1 C.J. 1111, sec. 285; 34 C.J. 34, sec. 159.

William E. Kemp, City Counselor, and David M. Proctor, Assistant City Counselor, for respondent.

(1) The trial court had complete jurisdiction to hear the case. Respondent's supplemental abstract, Exhibits A, B and C. (2) Amended petition states facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. State v. Weatherby, 344 Mo. 848, 129 S.W. (2d) 887; Nodaway County v. Kidder, 344 Mo. 795, 129 S.W. (2d) 857; Smith v. Hendricks, 136 S.W. (2d) 449; State v. Thompson, 337 Mo. 328, 85 S.W. (2d) 594; Ruckles v. Pryor, 351 Mo. 819. (3) Contracts with the respondent for the furnishing of materials or services must be in writing. Sec. 3349, R.S. 1939; Sec. 92, Art. IV, Charter of Kansas City; Fleshner v. Kansas City, 156 S.W. (2d) 706; W.W. Cook & Son v. City of Cameron, 128 S.W. 269; Carter v. George, 264 S.W. 463; Donovan, Admr., v. Kansas City, 175 S.W. (2d) 874; Crutchfield v. Warrensburg, 30 Mo. App. 456. (4) The judgment of the trial court was based on substantial evidence and is conclusive on appeal in the absence of abuse of discretion, and must be accorded the force of a jury verdict. Meinhardt v. White, 107 S.W. (2d) 1061; In re Franz's Estate, 127 S.W. (2d) 401; Coleman v. Kansas City, 156 S.W. (2d) 644; Nidy v. Rice, 44 S.W. (2d) 196; Indian Creek Land Co. v. Bradford, 82 S.W. (2d) 589; Stratman v. Norge Co. of Mo., 124 S.W. (2d) 572; Redler v. Travelers' Ins. Co., 117 S.W. (2d) 241; Weisenborn v. Rutledge, 121 S.W. (2d) 309; Ruckles v. Pryor, 351 Mo. 819. (5) Statutes of Limitations does not apply because there was but one conspiracy plead and proven which continued from the date of the first illegal payment to appellant to the date of last payment, October, 1938. Secs. 1012, 1014, R.S. 1939; Northern Ky. Tel. Co. v. Southern Bell T. & T. Co., 73 Fed. (2d) 333; Nalle v. Oyster, 230 U.S. 165; State ex inf. Major v. Arkansas Lbr. Co., 260 Mo. 212, 169 S.W. 145; Hyde v. United States, 225 U.S. 347; Ochs v. People, 124 Ill. 399, 16 N.E. 662; Bowman v. Shelton, 158 S.W. 404; Baltimore S.S. Co. v. Phillips, 274 U.S. 316. (6) Knowledge of the city manager of the illegality of payments to appellant cannot be imputed to respondent....

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  • Kansas City v. Rathford, No. 39231.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 5, 1945
    ...there were mere irregularities in the exercise of a power and wherein fraud was not involved. See Kansas City v. Halvorson, 352 Mo. 280, 177 S.W. 2d 495, for an observation of the [5] Under the averments of the petition it seems that, upon a trial, should the evidence show a conspiracy to d......
  • Fulton v. City of Lockwood, No. 43788
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • April 12, 1954
    ...848, 129 S.W.2d 887, 890[2-10]; Coleman v. Kansas City, 348 Mo. 916, 156 S.W.2d 644, 649[12, 15]; Kansas City v. Halvorson, 352 Mo. 280, 177 S.W.2d 495, The judgment is affirmed. WESTHUES and BARRETT, CC., concur. PER CURIAM. The foregoing opinion by BOHLING, C., is adopted as the opinion o......
  • State v. Tomlinson, No. 38706.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • February 7, 1944
    ...by the state, require an acquittal." 36 C.J. 921, Sec. 528. The above quotation was approved by this court in the cases of State 177 S.W.2d 495 v. McLane, 55 S.W. (2d) 956, l.c. 957; State v. Tisher, 119 S.W. (2d) 212, l.c. [2] The blue-roan cow was found in the possession of the appellant.......
  • Simpson v. Mercantile Bank of Memphis, No. 55452
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Missouri (US)
    • June 27, 1989
    ...not an error "of which defendant might complain." Id. Mercantile asserts "[a]nother case directly on point is Kansas City v. Halvorson, 177 S.W.2d 495 (Mo.1944)." Again, we disagree. In Halvorson, the petition prayed for $132,403.76. The verdict and judgment, however, were for $132,403.76 p......
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  • Kansas City v. Rathford, No. 39231.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • March 5, 1945
    ...there were mere irregularities in the exercise of a power and wherein fraud was not involved. See Kansas City v. Halvorson, 352 Mo. 280, 177 S.W. 2d 495, for an observation of the [5] Under the averments of the petition it seems that, upon a trial, should the evidence show a conspiracy to d......
  • Fulton v. City of Lockwood, No. 43788
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • April 12, 1954
    ...848, 129 S.W.2d 887, 890[2-10]; Coleman v. Kansas City, 348 Mo. 916, 156 S.W.2d 644, 649[12, 15]; Kansas City v. Halvorson, 352 Mo. 280, 177 S.W.2d 495, The judgment is affirmed. WESTHUES and BARRETT, CC., concur. PER CURIAM. The foregoing opinion by BOHLING, C., is adopted as the opinion o......
  • State v. Tomlinson, No. 38706.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • February 7, 1944
    ...by the state, require an acquittal." 36 C.J. 921, Sec. 528. The above quotation was approved by this court in the cases of State 177 S.W.2d 495 v. McLane, 55 S.W. (2d) 956, l.c. 957; State v. Tisher, 119 S.W. (2d) 212, l.c. [2] The blue-roan cow was found in the possession of the appellant.......
  • Simpson v. Mercantile Bank of Memphis, No. 55452
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Missouri (US)
    • June 27, 1989
    ...not an error "of which defendant might complain." Id. Mercantile asserts "[a]nother case directly on point is Kansas City v. Halvorson, 177 S.W.2d 495 (Mo.1944)." Again, we disagree. In Halvorson, the petition prayed for $132,403.76. The verdict and judgment, however, were for $132,403.76 p......

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