- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 4. Bank Deposits and Collections
- Section 207. Transfer Warranties.
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AS 45.04.207. Transfer Warranties.
- (a) A customer or collecting bank that transfers an item and receives a settlement or other consideration warrants to the
transferee and to any subsequent collecting bank that
- (1) the warrantor is a person entitled to enforce the item;
- (2) all signatures on the item are authentic and authorized;
- (3) the item has not been altered;
- (4) the item is not subject to a defense or claim in recoupment under AS 45.03.305
(a) of any party that can be asserted against the warrantor; and
- (5) the warrantor does not have knowledge of any insolvency proceeding commenced with respect to the maker or acceptor or,
in the case of an unaccepted draft, the drawer.
- (b) If an item is dishonored, a customer or collecting bank transferring the item and receiving settlement or other
consideration is obliged to pay the amount due on the item according to the terms of the item at the time it was
transferred, or, if the transfer was of an incomplete item, according to its terms when completed as stated in AS 45.03.115 and 45.03.407. The obligation of a transferor is owed to the
transferee and to any subsequent collecting bank that takes the item in good faith. A transferor cannot disclaim its
obligation under this subsection by an endorsement stating that it is made "without recourse" or otherwise disclaiming
- (c) A person to whom the warranties under (a) of this section are made and who took the item in good faith may recover
from the warrantor as damages for breach of warranty an amount equal to the loss suffered as a result of the breach,
but not more than the amount of the item plus expenses and loss of interest incurred as a result of the breach.
- (d) The warranties stated in (a) of this section cannot be disclaimed with respect to checks. Unless notice of a claim for
breach of warranty is given to the warrantor within 30 days after the claimant has reason to know of the breach and the
identity of the warrantor, the warrantor is discharged to the extent of any loss caused by the delay in giving notice
of the claim.
- (e) A cause of action for breach of warranty under this section accrues when the claimant has reason to know of the
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