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Negligence Per Se

Common law negligence consists of the (1) existence of a legal duty, (2) breach of the duty and (3) proximately caused damages. Negligence per se exists when the state legislature creates a statute defining a duty and a certain standard of care. Monteer v. Prospectors Lounge, Inc., 821 S.W.2d 898, 900 (Mo. Ct. App. 1992)….

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