Pennsylvania Statutes Title 13 Pa.C.S.A. Commercial Code § 3415. Obligation of indorser
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(a) General rule.--Subject to subsections (b), (c) and (d) and to section 3419(d) (relating to instruments signed for accommodation), if an instrument is dishonored, an indorser is obliged to pay the amount due on the instrument:
(1) according to the terms of the instrument at the time it was indorsed; or
(2) if the indorser indorsed an incomplete instrument, according to its terms when completed, to the extent stated in sections 3115 (relating to incomplete instrument) and 3407 (relating to alteration).
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 section.
(b) Disclaimer of liability.--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) to pay the instrument.
(c) Notice of dishonor.--If notice of dishonor of an instrument is required by section 3503 (relating to notice of dishonor) and notice of dishonor complying with that section is not given to an indorser, the liability of the indorser under subsection (a) is discharged.
(d) Draft accepted by bank.--If a draft is accepted by a bank after an indorsement is made, the liability of the indorser under subsection (a) is discharged.
(e) Discharge of liability.--If an indorser of a check is liable under subsection (a) 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) is discharged.
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