State ex rel. Estate of Houska v. Dickhaner, 323 S.W.3d (Mo. Sup. Ct. 2010)

(creditor completed work for individual who died before paying for work; creditor brought claim for payment two and one-half years after death and trial court held claim barred by state statute which bars claims against an estate brought more than a year after date of decedent's death regardless of whether the estate is administered within the one-year period and regardless of whether notice has been given of decedent's death or need to file claim in court; trial court decision affirmed - provision does not violate Due Process Clause because Clause inapplicable to self-executing state statute of limitation).