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60-724. Exceptions. No judgment shall be rendered in garnishment by reason of the garnishee:

(1) having drawn, accepted, made, endorsed, or guaranteed any negotiable bill, draft, note, or other security, or

(2) holding moneys on a claim not arising out of contract and not liquidated as to amount, or

(3) holding moneys or property exempt by law, or the proceeds therefrom.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-724; January 1, 1964.

Source or prior law:

L. 1889, ch. 151, § 15; L. 1909, ch. 182, § 243; R.S. 1923, 60-955; L. 1961, ch. 275, § 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Use of garnishment proceedings in insurance litigation discussed in survey of Kansas insurance law, 21 K.L.R. 157, 158 (1972).

"Professional Liability Insurance: Implication of Termination," Wayne T. Stratton, 77 J.K.M.S. 255, 258 (1976).

"Insurer's Bad Faith: A New Tort for Kansas?" Janet Amerine and Jan E. Montgomery, 19 W.L.J. 467, 481 (1980).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

Prior law cases, see G.S. 1949, 60-955 and the 1961 Supp. thereto.

1. Subsection (2) applied; unliquidated tort claim not subject to garnishment. Ronnau v. Caravan International Corporation, 205 K. 154, 162, 468 P.2d 118.

2. Subsection (2) cited; procedure of garnishment provides a remedy to a judgment creditor against the insurance carrier of his judgment debtor. Gilley v. Farmer, 207 K. 536, 538, 542, 543, 485 P.2d 1284.

3. Deletions from previous statutes noted; application to present code. Washburn v. Andrew, 209 K. 436, 439, 496 P.2d 1376.

4. Error to permit tenants to assert as defense landlord's failure to deliver timely notice of damages under 58-2550. Asbury v. Mauk, 9 K.A.2d 699, 702, 687 P.2d 31 (1984).

5. Cited; ten-day requirement in 60-718(c) not applicable to claim of exemption from garnishment. Bartlett Cooperative Ass'n v. Patton, 239 K. 628, 630, 722 P.2d 551 (1986).

6. Debtor's unliquidated medical malpractice claim was exempt as estate property even though not subject to state garnishment. In re Garrity, 144 B.R. 895, 896, 897 (1992).

7. When a vehicle dealer's surety may be garnished by a party with a monetary judgment against vehicle dealer examined. Nicklin v. Harper, 18 K.A.2d 760, 768, 860 P.2d 31 (1993).


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