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5-211. Setting aside award. If any legal defects appear in the award or other proceedings, or if it shall be made to appear at the term of the court to which said award and arbitration are entered in said court, on oath or affirmation, that said award or umpirage was obtained by fraud, corruption, or other undue means, or that said arbitrator or umpire misbehaved, said court may set aside said award or umpirage, or make such order thereon as may be just or right.

History: L. 1876, ch. 102, § 11; May 1; R.S. 1923, § 6-111.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Voluntary arbitration, Marion Beatty, 22 J.B.A.K. 208, 210 (1954).


1. Award of arbitrators is conclusive unless impeached. Miller v. Brumbaugh, 7 Kan. 343, 352.

2. Award not invalid for mere irregularities; review by district court. Weir v. West, 27 Kan. 650.

3. "Circuit court" specified in agreement; "district court" has no jurisdiction. Morgan v. Smith, 33 Kan. 438, 6 P. 569.

4. Irregularities not prejudicial; incompetency of arbitrator held waived; award sustained. Anderson v. Burchett, 48 Kan. 153, 29 P. 315.

5. Award liberally construed; set aside only on grounds specified. Russell v. Seery, 52 Kan. 736, 35 P. 812.

6. Arbitrators and witnesses not sworn; losing party cannot object. Russell v. Seery, 52 Kan. 736, 35 P. 812.

7. Action pending between parties; agreement to arbitrate; award held binding. Thompson v. Barber, 87 Kan. 692, 695, 125 P. 33.

8. Acts constituting misbehavior preventing rereference, considered. Whitehair v. Kansas Flour Mills Corp., 127 Kan. 877, 275 P. 190.

9. Award for something not submitted in claim constitutes "legal defect." Gillioz v. City of Emporia, 149 Kan. 539, 542, 548, 88 P.2d 1014.

10. Action to set aside award; grounds herein exclusive; hearing not trial de novo; unverified motion to set aside award, effect. Gillioz v. City of Emporia, 149 Kan. 539, 542, 88 P.2d 1014.

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