A bond in a penal sum, containing a condition that it shall be void on the payment of a certain sum of money, or the performance of an act or of certain duties, has the same effect for the purpose of maintaining an action upon it as if it contained a covenant to pay the money or perform the act or the duties specified in the condition. But the damages to be recovered for a breach, or successive breaches, of the condition, as against the sureties therein, may not exceed the penalty of the bond.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 28-2502. 1973 Ed., § 28-2502. DC CODE § 28-2502 Current through December 11, 2012
(Aug. 30, 1964, 78 Stat. 670, Pub. L. 88-509, § 1.)