Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Ward & Reeves, Caruthersville, for appellant.
Harold D. Jones and William C. Batson, Jr., New Madrid, Web A. Welker, Portageville, for respondents.
Harry C. Blanton, Sikeston, for amicus curiae. Blanton & Blanton, Sikeston, of counsel.
Supreme Court of Missouri, Division No. 1.
This action originated in the Circuit Court of New Madrid County. This appeal, taken by defendant from a final judgment rendered in favor of plaintiffs, challenges the constitutionality of Paragraph 3 of Section 537.020, RSMo 1949, V.A.M.S., which provides:
"Where a nonresident of the state negligently causes such injury or death in this state, and such nonresident is killed or dies, the probate court of the county where the casualty...
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