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60-265. Applicability of article. (a) Generally. The provisions of this article apply to civil actions and proceedings in the district courts, other than actions commenced pursuant to the code of civil procedure for limited actions.

(b) Additional circumstances when this article may be applicable. In actions and proceedings in the district courts, other than civil actions, the codes of procedure adopted for those proceedings must govern. When the codes of procedure adopted for proceedings in the district court other than civil actions, or the codes of procedure for any other court, commission or other judicial or quasi-judicial body, fail to contain a specific provision on a particular procedure, then the provisions of this article may be adopted.

(c) Matters not specifically included in this article. When no provision in this article refers specifically to a matter over which the court has jurisdiction, the court must proceed in a just and equitable manner that protects the rights and interests of all affected parties.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-265; L. 1976, ch. 251, § 7; L. 2000, ch. 161, § 111; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 139; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Application of code of civil procedure for limited actions, see 61-2802.


1. Depositions in criminal proceedings denied in absence of showing of necessity to perpetuate testimony. State v. Hill, 211 K. 287, 295, 507 P.2d 342.

2. Under 60-225, substitution for deceased litigant whose appeal is pending must be made within reasonable time or appeal will be dismissed. Long v. Riggs, 5 K.A.2d 416, 417, 617 P.2d 1270.

3. Failure of court to notify parties of judgment does not invalidate it. Daniels v. Chaffee, 230 K. 32, 37, 630 P.2d 1090 (1981).

4. Cited on question of timely appeal from school board decision not to renew teacher contract. Atkinson v. U.S.D. No. 383, 9 K.A.2d 175, 178, 675 P.2d 917 (1984).

5. Cited; relationship between compliance with 60-258 (mailing entry of judgment) and extension provided by 60-206(e) examined. Danes v. St. David's Episcopal Church, 242 K. 822, 825, 752 P.2d 653 (1988).

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