St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.96 Division VI Solicitation of Customers From Competitive Stores
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DIVISION VI. CONSUMER PROTECTION
Any person who shall accost another person on a street or sidewalk in front of any store, house or place of business, or within fifty feet of such store, house or place of business, in the city, and solicit the other person to purchase any goods, wares or merchandise of a like nature as those kept for sale within the store, house or place of business at another store, house or place of business, or shall solicit the other person to enter the other store, house, or place of business for the purpose of examining or purchasing similar goods, wares or merchandise, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing herein shall prohibit licensed peddlers acting within the scope of their license, nor members of bona fide organizations doing lawful picket duty, nor prohibit anyone, whether as principal or agent, from soliciting trade upon the street or sidewalk in front of his own place of business.
(1948 C. Ch. 61 § 9: 1960 C. §§ 798.010, 798.020.)
City Counselor Ops.: 7830
City ordinance prohibiting solicitation of prospective purchaser while such purchaser is on street or sidewalk in front of the place of business of a competitor held void as special legislation. Ex parte Lerner, 218 S.W. 332, 281 Mo.18 (1920).
(1948 Code C. 61 § 9)
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