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The DC Code: § 28-3305 Unlawful interest credited on principal debt.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)

In an action upon a contract for the payment of money with interest at a rate forbidden by law, any payment of interest that may have been made on account of the contract is deemed to be payment made on account of the principal debt; and judgment shall be rendered for no more than the balance found due after deducting and properly crediting the interest so paid. A bona fide indorsee of negotiable paper purchased before due is not affected by any usury exacted by a former holder of the paper unless he had notice of the usury before his purchase.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 28-3305. 1973 Ed., § 28-3305. DC CODE § 28-3305 Current through December 11, 2012


(Aug. 30, 1964, 78 Stat. 676, Pub. L. 88-509, § 1.)