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60-239. Trial by jury or by the court. (a) When a demand is made. When a jury trial has been demanded under K.S.A. 60-238, and amendments thereto, the action must be designated on the docket as a jury action. The trial on all issues so demanded must be by jury unless:

(1) The parties or their attorneys file a stipulation to a nonjury trial, or so stipulate on the record; or

(2) the court, on motion, or on its own, finds that on some or all of those issues there is no right to a jury trial under the Kansas constitution or statutes.

(b) When no demand is made. Issues on which a jury trial is not properly demanded are to be tried by the court. But the court may, on motion, order a jury trial on any issue for which a jury might have been demanded.

(c) Advisory jury; jury trial by consent. In an action not triable of right by jury, the court, on motion, or on its own:

(1) May try any issue with an advisory jury; or

(2) may, with the parties' consent, try any issue by a jury whose verdict has the same effect as if a jury trial had been a matter of right, unless the action is against the state and a state statute provides for a nonjury trial.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-239; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 108; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

(a). G.S. 1868, ch. 80, §§ 266, 267; L. 1909, ch. 182, §279; R.S. 1923, 60-2903.

(b). G.S. 1868, ch. 80, §§ 266, 267, 289; L. 1909, ch. 182,§§ 279, 296; R.S. 1923, 60-2903, 60-2920.


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