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The DC Code: § 28-3502 Special promise to answer for debt or default of another.

Index28 Commercial Instruments and Transactions. (Refs & Annos)

An action may not be brought to charge an executor or administrator upon a special promise to answer damages out of his own estate, or to charge the defendant upon a special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person, or to charge a person upon an agreement made upon consideration of marriage, or upon a contract or sale of real estate, of any interest in or concerning it, or upon an agreement that is not to be performed within one year from the making thereof, unless the agreement upon which the action is brought, or a memorandum or note thereof, is in writing, which need not state the consideration and signed by the party to be charged therewith or a person authorized by him.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 28-3502. 1973 Ed., § 28-3502. DC CODE § 28-3502 Current through December 11, 2012


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