In Missouri, a party can intervene in a lawsuit as of right or permissibly. Each has specific requirements. Only “final judgments” — those resolving all issues in a lawsuit — can be appealed. Motions to intervene can affect the finality of judgments in relation to appeals. Judgments do not rule on motions sub silentio. Howe v….
Under Section 512.020, RSMo, a “party to any suit aggrieved by any judgment of any trial court in any civil action” may appeal. There are specific rules addressing what constitutes a final, appealable judgment, as well as specific rules address who is “aggrieved.” As to who is considered “aggrieved” for purposes of an appeal, a…
Every so often a party will file a motion to reconsider after an issue is decided against a party. This is, in effect, an effort to re-argue a motion or topic. Some cases have observed that motions for consideration have no legal effect because the Missouri civil procedure rules do not recognize such a motion….