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61-2703. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Small claim" means a claim for the recovery of money or personal property, where the amount claimed or the value of the property sought does not exceed $4,000, exclusive of interest, costs and any damages awarded pursuant to K.S.A. 60-2610 and amendments thereto. In actions of replevin, the verified petition fixing the value of the property shall be determinative of the value of the property for jurisdictional purposes. A small claim shall not include:

(1) An assigned claim;

(2) a claim based on an obligation or indebtedness allegedly owed to a person other than the person filing the claim, where the person filing the claim is not a full-time employee or officer of the person to whom the obligation or indebtedness is allegedly owed; or

(3) a claim obtained through subrogation.

(b) "Person" means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, fiduciary, joint venture, society, organization or other association of persons.

History: L. 1973, ch. 239, § 3; L. 1979, ch. 187, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 223, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 222, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 224, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 273, § 19; L. 1999, ch. 145, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 176, § 5; July 1.

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