Blair Gisi featured in the DS News Daily Dose July 2018

Confirmation of Sale Scrutiny in Kansas

Within the last several months, the Kansas Court of Appeals has taken a closer look at the procedure for confirming Sheriff’s Sales in Kansas. K.S.A. §60-2415(a) states, “If the court finds the [sale] regular and in conformity with law and equity, it shall confirm the same.” That statute goes on to set out that, under the courts’ equitable powers, the only basis a court may use to deny a confirmation of sale is finding a bid “substantially inadequate.” While that term is not specifically defined in, we know that a sale for the total debt owed (i.e., “judgment, taxes, interest, and costs”) “shall be deemed adequate.” K.S.A. §60-2415(b).


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