The Missouri Aberration: Abolition of Remittitur

26 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008

Date Written: 1986


This comment assess the apparently absolute proscription on the use of remittitur by the Supreme Court in Missouri in Firestone v. Crown Centre Redevelopment Corp. It is critical of the Court in abolishing the doctrine on grounds of activism, expediency, and logic. The Court was reversed several years later by the Missouri legislature, which reinstated the practice.

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Remittitur, Torts

JEL Classification: K41, K13

Suggested Citation

Anton, Donald K., The Missouri Aberration: Abolition of Remittitur (1986). St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1986, Available at SSRN:

Donald K. Anton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

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