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60-605. Actions against nonresidents and nonqualified corporations. An action against a nonresident of this state, or against a corporation which is not qualified to do business in this state, other than an action for which venue is otherwise specifically prescribed by law, may be brought in the county in which:

(1) The plaintiff resides; or if the plaintiff is a corporation, in the county of its registered office or in which it maintains a place of business; or if the plaintiff is a partnership, either general or limited, in the county of the residence of a partner, in the county of the registered office of a corporate partner or in the county in which the partnership maintains a place of business;

(2) the defendant is served;

(3) the cause of action arose;

(4) the defendant is transacting business at the time of the filing of the petition;

(5) there is property of the defendant, or debts owing to the defendant;

(6) there is located tangible personal property which is the subject of an action for the possession thereof if immediate possession is sought in accordance with K.S.A. 60-1005 and amendments thereto at the time of the filing of the action; or

(7) equipment or facilities for use in the supply of transportation services, or communication services, including, without limitation, telephonic communication services, are located where the subject of such action relates to transportation services or communication services supplied or rendered, in whole or in part, using such equipment or facilities.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-605; L. 1965, ch. 355, § 4; L. 1989, ch. 178, § 3; July 1.

Source or prior law:

G.S. 1868, ch. 80, § 53; L. 1909, ch. 182, § 53; R.S. 1923, 60-507.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Kansas Venue Statute: Where Does a Cause of Action Arise?" Charles D. Lee, 64 J.K.B.A. No. 7, 36, 37 (1995).


Prior law cases, see G.S. 1949, 60-507 and the 1961 Supp. thereto.

1. Cited; trial court acted prematurely in sustaining motion to transfer venue. Lambertz v. Abilene Flour Mills Co., Inc., 209 K. 93, 95, 97, 495 P.2d 914.

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