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5-201. Submission of controversy. All persons who shall have any controversy or controversies may submit such controversy or controversies to the arbitration of any person or persons, to be mutually agreed upon by the parties, and they may make such submission a rule of any court of record in this state.

History: L. 1876, ch. 102, § 1; May 1; R.S. 1923, § 6-101.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Voluntary arbitration, Marion Beatty, 22 J.B.A.K. 208, 217 (1954).

Discussion of arbitration in disputes involving real property, Robert G. Meiners, 10 K.L.R. 413 (1962).

The Kansas version of the Uniform Arbitration Act, Robert Fowks, 43 J.B.A.K. 9 (1974).

"The Arbitrator: As a Punisher and as a Professional," Robert J. Fowks, 47 J.B.A.K. 7, 10 (1978).

Arbitration of contractual disputes, 17 W.L.J. 657, 663 (1978).

"Alternate Dispute Resolution — A Primer," Robert J. Fowks, 56 J.K.B.A., No. 2, 12, 13 (1986).

"The Changing Face of Arbitration: What Once Was Old is New Again," James P. Buchele and Larry R. Rute, 72 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 36 (2003).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Jurisdiction of matters within jurisdiction of district court; practice. Anderson v. Beebe, 22 Kan. 768.

2. Entry of judgment upon award; vacation of judgment. Anderson v. Beebe, 22 Kan. 768.

3. Arbitration proceedings not void for mere errors; correction of errors. Weir v. West, 27 Kan. 650.

4. Statute must be substantially complied with to give court jurisdiction. Morgan v. Smith, 33 Kan. 438, 6 P. 569.

5. Agreement specifying "circuit court" not applicable to "district court." Morgan v. Smith, 33 Kan. 438, 6 P. 569.

6. Disputes concerning real estate may be subject of arbitration. Finley v. Funk, 35 Kan. 668, 12 P. 15.

7. Agreement authorized third arbitrator; award by either two held binding. Fish v. Vermillion, 70 Kan. 348, 78 P. 811.

8. Agreement provided for rule of court; jurisdiction of court considered. Thompson v. Barber, 87 Kan. 692, 695, 125 P. 33.

9. Award by two of three arbitrators held binding. Hopper v. Fromm, 92 Kan. 142, 141 P. 175.

10. Question of what constitutes a "statutory" arbitration, determined. Hopper v. Fromm, 92 Kan. 142, 143, 141 P. 175.

11. Parties need not make award a rule of any court. Hopper v. Fromm, 92 Kan. 142, 143, 141 P. 175.

12. Section cited in determining reference to arbitrators after misbehavior. Whitehair v. Kansas Flour Mills Corp., 127 Kan. 877, 275 P. 190.

13. Arbitration agreement and award considered and award partially set aside. Gillioz v. City of Emporia, 149 Kan. 539, 88 P.2d 1014.

14. Discussed; no statutory provision authorizing evidence on motion for judgment on pleadings. Hutchinson Municipal Airport Cases, 161 Kan. 502, 507, 169 P.2d 615.

15. Section contemplates arbitration only of existing disputes; where statutory arbitration not available, common law rule applies. Thompson v. Phillips Pipe Line Co., 200 Kan. 669, 674, 438 P.2d 146.

16. Insurance policy arbitration clause held irreconcilable with requirements of K.S.A. 40-284; clause held void. Clayton v. Alliance Mutual Casualty Co., 212 Kan. 640, 647, 512 P.2d 507. Rehearing denied: 213 Kan. 84, 515 P.2d 1115.

17. Section does not apply to agreements to arbitrate disputes which might arise in future. City of Beverly v. White, Hamele & Hunsley, 224 Kan. 586, 580 P.2d 1321.


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