2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 11 - COMMERCIAL CODE
ARTICLE 3 - NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS
PART 4 - LIABILITY OF PARTIES
§ 11-3-415 - Obligation of indorser
. Obligation of indorser
(a) Subject to subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this Code section and to subsection (d) of Code Section 11-3-419
, if an instrument is dishonored, an indorser is obliged to pay the amount due on the instrument (i) according to the terms of the instrument at the time it was indorsed; or (ii) if the indorser indorsed an incomplete instrument, according to the instrument's terms when completed to the extent stated in Code Sections 11-3-115
. The obligation of the indorser is owed to a person entitled to enforce the instrument or to a subsequent indorser who paid the instrument under this Code section.
(b) If an indorsement states that it is made "without recourse" or otherwise disclaims liability of the indorser, the indorser is not liable under subsection (a) of this Code section to pay the instrument.
(c) If notice of dishonor of an instrument is required by Code Section 11-3-503
and notice of dishonor complying with that Code section is not given to an indorser, the liability of the indorser under subsection (a) of this Code section is discharged.
(d) If a draft is accepted by a bank after an indorsement is made, the liability of the indorser under subsection (a) of this Code section is discharged.
(e) If an indorser of a check is liable under subsection (a) of this Code section and the check is not presented for payment, or given to a depositary bank for collection within 30 days after the day the indorsement was made, the liability of the indorser under subsection (a) of this Code section is discharged.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer