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Misjoinder, Separate Trials

In complex, multi-claim cases, the Court may order separate trials or a misjoinder/nonjoinder. Under Rule 66.02, a court has discretion to order separate trials of claims within one case for “convenience, to avoid prejudice or to promote judicial economy.” In re Competency of Parkus, 219 S.W.3d 250, 253 (Mo. 2007). The separate trial may be…

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