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5-412.

History: L. 1973, ch. 24, § 12; Repealed, L. 2018, ch. 90, § 35; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"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).

"Jurisdiction of Arbitrators to Decide Their Own Jurisdiction: Competence-Competence in Kansas and MBNA America Bank N.A. v. Credit," Christopher R. Drahozal, 76 J.K.B.A. No. 5, 28 (2007).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Arbitration award upheld in state building construction controversy; no evidence that award obtained by fraud, corruption or undue means. Evans Electrical Constr. Co. v. University of Kansas Med. Center, 230 Kan. 298, 305, 307, 634 P.2d 1079 (1981).

2. Judicial review and grounds for vacation of award considered. Foley Co. v. Grinsted Products, Inc., 233 Kan. 339, 344, 345, 347, 662 P.2d 1254 (1983).

3. Review of arbitration award governed by act; open meetings act (K.S.A. 75-4317 et seq.) not applicable to contract dispute arbitration hearings on school construction. In re Arbitration between Johns Constr. Co. & U.S.D. No. 210, 233 Kan. 527, 528, 664 P.2d 821 (1983).

4. Where appellant fails to provide adequate record to substantiate claimed error, neither counsel's argument nor assertions in brief cure defect. Rural Water Dist. No. 6 v. Ziegler Corp., 9 Kan. App. 2d 305, 310, 677 P.2d 573 (1984).

5. Common law modified; remaining arbitrators may continue hearing and determine controversy when one ceases to act. Board of Neosho County Comm'rs v. Central Air Conditioning Co., Inc., 235 Kan. 977, 978, 982, 683 P.2d 1282 (1984).

6. Cited; arbitration venue, award for improper equipment seizure, res judicata of earlier court decision, tort v. contract examined. Jackson Trak Group, Inc. v. Mid States Port Authority, 242 Kan. 683, 688, 751 P.2d 122 (1988).

7. Purpose of UAA as enforcing arbitration agreements as matter of public policy without resort to courts stated. City of Lenexa v. C.L. Fairley Constr. Co., 245 Kan. 316, 318, 777 P.2d 851 (1989).

8. Broad arbitration clauses and narrow clauses distinguished; matters properly before arbitrator, court's authority on review examined. City of Lenexa v. C.L. Fairley Constr. Co., Inc., 15 Kan. App. 2d 207, 805 P.2d 507 (1991).

9. Fraud in arbitration process is grounds for vacating award, not issue of fraud in dispute. Professional Builders, Inc. v. Sedan Floral, Inc., 16 Kan. App. 2d 180, 182, 819 P.2d 1254 (1991).

10. Arbitration award presumed valid; no requirement for abrogation of arbitration provision in the contract. Alexander v. Everhart, 27 Kan. App. 2d 321, 3 P.3d 575 (2000).

11. Court may vacate arbitration award procured by corruption, fraud or other undue means. Alexander v. Everhart, 27 Kan. App. 2d 897, 7 P.3d 1049 (2000).

12. Defendant's motion to vacate timely under circumstances of case. MBNA America Bank v. Credit, 281 Kan. 655, 660, 132 P.3d 898 (2006).

13. Affirmed, plaintiff did not prove basis for setting aside arbitration award. Griffith v. McGovern, 36 Kan. App. 2d 494, 498, 500, 141 P.3d 516 (2006).

14. Cited; arbitration award confirmed; under American Arbitration Association rules arbitration awards may be delivered by electronic service. Nowicki v. Project Paint Research Labs, 40 Kan. App. 2d 733, 736 to 739, 195 P.3d 273 (2008).

15. An arbitration award may be challenged at confirmation on basis that the arbitrator exceeded authority. Hemphill v. Ford Motor Co., 41 Kan. App. 2d 726, 206 P.3d 1 (2009).

16. Arbitrator exceeded power in deeming settlement agreement unenforceable where court had previously upheld validity by ordering arbitration under agreement. Kopp v. Kopp, 44 Kan. App. 2d 573, 239 P.3d 878 (2010).

17. Review of the arbitration award is allowed even when the parties waived their rights for review. Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital v. Reed, 48 Kan. App. 2d 237, 287 P.3d 933 (2012).


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