Skip to main content

North Dakota Century Code Title 41. Uniform Commercial Code § 41-04-32. (4-401) When bank may charge customer's account

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

1. A bank may charge against the account of a customer an item which is properly payable from that account even though the charge creates an overdraft.  An item is properly payable if it is authorized by the customer and complies with any agreement between the customer and bank.

2. A customer is not liable for the amount of an overdraft if the customer neither signed the item nor benefited from the proceeds of the item.

3. A bank may charge against the account of a customer a check that is otherwise properly payable from the account, even though payment was made before the date of the check, unless the customer has given notice to the bank of the postdating describing the check with reasonable certainty.  The notice will be effective for the period stated in subsection 1 of section 41-04-34 for stop orders, and must be received at a time and in a manner as to afford the bank a reasonable opportunity to act on it before any action by the bank with respect to the check described in section 41-04-31.  If a bank charges against the account of a customer a check before the date stated in the notice of postdating, the bank is liable for damages for the loss resulting from its act.  The loss may include damages for dishonor of subsequent items pursuant to section 41-04-33.

4. A bank that in good faith makes payment to a holder may charge the indicated account of its customer according to:

a. The original terms of the altered item;  or

b. The terms of the completed item, even though the bank knows the item has been completed unless the bank has notice that the completion was improper.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 41. Uniform Commercial Code § 41-04-32. (4-401) When bank may charge customer's account - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-41-uniform-commercial-code/nd-cent-code-sect-41-04-32/


FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard