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60-602. Local county actions. Actions for the following causes must be brought in the county in which the cause, or some part thereof arose:

(1) Actions for the recovery of a fine, forfeiture or penalty, other than against public utilities or common carriers, except if the act was committed on a road or river which forms the boundary of two or more counties the action may be brought in any one of the bordering counties opposite the place where the act was committed.

(2) An action against a public officer for an act done or threatened to be done by such officer by virtue or under color of his or her office, or for neglect of his or her official duties.

(3) An action on an official bond or undertaking of a public officer.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-602; January 1, 1964.

Source or prior law:

G.S. 1868, ch. 80, § 48; L. 1909, ch. 182, § 50; R.S. 1923, 60-503.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

Prior law cases, see G.S. 1949, 60-503 and the 1961 Supp. thereto.

1. Cited in affirming order dismissing action under 60-907. Cities Service Oil Co. v. State Board of Equalization, 199 K. 235, 236, 428 P.2d 456.

2. Cited; statutes (60-3407, 60-3409, 60-3411) limiting recovery in medical malpractice actions as unconstitutional examined. Kansas Malpractice Victims Coalition v. Bell, 243 K. 333, 335, 757 P.2d 251 (1988).

3. Airport authority may be sued in venue other than its home county; denial of venue change upheld. Cessna Aircraft Co. v. Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority, 23 K.A.2d 1038, 1057, 940 P.2d 84 (1997).


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