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Unless otherwise instructed and except as provided in chapter 41-05, a bank presenting a documentary draft:
1. Must deliver the documents to the drawee either on payment or on acceptance of the draft if it is payable more than three days after presentment.
2. Upon dishonor, either in the case of presentment for acceptance or presentment for payment, may seek and follow instructions from any referee in case of need designated in the draft or if the presenting bank does not choose to utilize the referee's services it must use diligence and good faith to ascertain the reason for dishonor, must notify its transferor of the dishonor and of the results of its effort to ascertain the reasons therefor, and must request instructions.
But the presenting bank is under no obligation with respect to goods represented by the documents except to follow any reasonable instructions seasonably received. It has a right to reimbursement for any expense incurred in following instructions and to prepayment of or indemnity for those expenses.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 41. Uniform Commercial Code § 41-04-41. (4-503) Responsibility of presenting bank for documents and goods--Report of reasons for dishonor--Referee in case of need - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-41-uniform-commercial-code/nd-cent-code-sect-41-04-41/
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