- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 3. Negotiable Instruments
- Section 312. Lost, Destroyed, or Stolen Cashier's Check, Teller's Check, or Certified Check.
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AS 45.03.312. Lost, Destroyed, or Stolen Cashier's Check, Teller's Check, or Certified Check.
- (a) A claimant may assert a claim to the amount of a check by a communication to the obligated bank describing the check
with reasonable certainty and requesting payment of the amount of the check, if
- (1) the claimant is the drawer or payee of a certified check or the remitter or payee of a cashier's check or teller's
- (2) the communication contains or is accompanied by a declaration of loss of the claimant with respect to the check;
- (3) the communication is received at a time and in a manner affording the bank a reasonable time to act on it before the
check is paid; and
- (4) the claimant provides reasonable identification if requested by the obligated bank.
- (b) Delivery of a declaration of loss under (a)(2) of this section is a warranty of the truth of the statements made in
- (c) If a claim is asserted in compliance with (a) of this section, the following rules apply:
- (1) the claim becomes enforceable at the later of
- (A) the time the claim is asserted; or
- (B) the 90th day following the date of the check, in the case of a cashier's check or teller's check, or the 90th day
following the date of the acceptance, in the case of a certified check;
- (2) until the claim becomes enforceable, it does not have legal effect and the obligated bank may pay the check or, in the
case of a teller's check, may permit the drawee to pay the check; payment to a person entitled to enforce the check
discharges all liability of the obligated bank with respect to the check;
- (3) if the claim becomes enforceable before the check is presented for payment, the obligated bank is not obliged to pay
- (4) when the claim becomes enforceable, the obligated bank becomes obliged to pay the amount of the check to the claimant
if payment of the check has not been made to a person entitled to enforce the check; subject to AS 45.04.302
(a)(1), payment to the claimant discharges all liability of the obligated bank with respect to the check.
- (d) If the obligated bank pays the amount of a check to a claimant under (c)(4) of this section and the check is presented
for payment by a person having rights of a holder in due course, the claimant is obliged to
- (1) refund the payment to the obligated bank if the check is paid; or
- (2) pay the amount of the check to the person having rights of a holder in due course if the check is dishonored.
- (e) If a claimant has the right to assert a claim under (a) - (c) of this section and is also a person entitled to enforce
a cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check that is lost, destroyed, or stolen, the claimant may assert
rights with respect to the check either under this section or AS 45.03.309
- (f) In this section,
- (1) "check" means a cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check;
- (2) "claimant" means a person who claims the right to receive the amount of a cashier's check, teller's check, or
certified check that was lost, destroyed, or stolen;
- (3) "declaration of loss" means a written statement, made under penalty of perjury, to the effect that
- (A) the declarer lost possession of a check;
- (B) the declarer is the drawer or payee of the check, in the case of a certified check, or the remitter or payee of the
check, in the case of a cashier's check or teller's check;
- (C) the loss of possession was not the result of a transfer by the declarer or a lawful seizure; and
- (D) the declarer cannot reasonably obtain possession of the check because the check was destroyed, the check's whereabouts
cannot be determined, or the check is in the wrongful possession of an unknown person or a person who cannot be found
or is not amenable to service of process;
- (4) "obligated bank" means the issuer of a cashier's check or teller's check or the acceptor of a certified check.
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