Missouri demands “the highest degree of care regarding dangerous instrumentalities because of the great risk of injury or death.” However, Missouri also has held that only ordinary care is required when, in a suit against an electric utility, the injury was not caused by the “the inherently dangerous properties of electricity.” This Note examines the struggles faced by a divided court in determining which standard to apply when these holdings conflict.
Brett A. Emison,
Deadly Trap or Reasonable Danger: What Standard of Care Applies to Non-Electrical Injuries from Power Lines,
66 Mo. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol66/iss2/6