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The Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals make up the Appellate court system of Kansas. The Court of Appeals hears all appeals from orders of the State Corporation Commission, and all appeals from the district courts in both civil and criminal cases except those which may be appealed directly to the Supreme Court. The Kansas Supreme Court may review cases decided by the Court of Appeals, and may transfer cases from that court to the Supreme Court. It also has original jurisdiction in several types of cases.

Published Appellate Opinions are generally posted to this website within one hour of the time (usually 9:30 a.m. each Friday) they are transmitted by the Reporter's Office to the webmaster. Beginning Friday, October 2, 2009, opinions are posted in PDF format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or greater to view and print these documents. The software is available without charge at www.adobe.com.

NOTE: Slip opinions are subject to motions for rehearing and petitions for review prior to issuance of the mandate. Before citing a slip opinion, determine that the opinion has become final. Slip opinions also are subject to modification orders and editorial corrections prior to publication in the official reporters. Consult the bound volumes of Kansas Reports and Kansas Court of Appeals Reports for the final, official texts of the opinions of the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals. Attorneys are requested to call prompt attention to typographical or other formal errors; please notify Richard Ross, Reporter of Decisions, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 West 10th, Topeka, KS 66612-1598; e-mail, rossr@kscourts.org; phone, 785-296-3214.