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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 607
FLORIDA BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
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F.S. 607.1406
607.1406 Known claims against dissolved corporation.
(1) A dissolved corporation may dispose of the known claims against it by giving written notice that satisfies the requirements of subsection (2) to its known claimants at any time after the effective date of the dissolution, but no later than the date that is 270 days before the date which is 3 years after the effective date of the dissolution.
(2) The written notice must:
(a) State the name of the corporation that is the subject of the dissolution;
(b) State that the corporation is the subject of a dissolution and the effective date of the dissolution;
(c) Specify the information that must be included in a claim;
(d) State that a claim must be in writing and provide a mailing address where a claim may be sent;
(e) State the deadline, which may not be fewer than 120 days after the date the written notice is received by the claimant, by which the dissolved corporation must receive the claim;
(f) State that the claim will be barred if not received by the deadline;
(g) State that the dissolved corporation may make distributions thereafter to other claimants and to the dissolved corporation’s shareholders or persons interested without further notice; and
(h) Be accompanied by a copy of ss. 607.1405-607.1410.
(3) A dissolved corporation may reject, in whole or in part, a claim submitted by a claimant and received prior to the deadline specified in the written notice given pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) by mailing notice of the rejection to the claimant on or before the date that is the earlier of 90 days after the dissolved corporation receives the claim or the date that is 150 days before the date which is 3 years after the effective date of the dissolution. A rejection notice sent by the dissolved corporation pursuant to this subsection must state that the claim will be barred unless the claimant, not later than 120 days after the claimant receives the rejection notice, commences an action in the circuit court in the applicable county against the dissolved corporation to enforce the claim.
(4) A claim against the dissolved corporation is barred:
(a) If a claimant who was given written notice pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) does not deliver the claim to the dissolved corporation by the specified deadline; or
(b) If the claim was timely received by the dissolved corporation but was timely rejected by the dissolved corporation under subsection (3) and the claimant does not commence the required action in the applicable county within 120 days after the claimant receives the rejection notice.
(5)(a) For purposes of this section, “known claims” means any claim or liability that, as of the date of the giving of the written notice contemplated by subsections (1) and (2):
1. Has matured sufficiently on or prior to the effective date of the dissolution to be legally capable of assertion against the dissolved corporation; or
2. Is unmatured as of the effective date of the dissolution but will mature in the future solely based on the passage of time.
(b) The term “known claims” does not include a claim based on an event occurring after the effective date of the dissolution or a claim that is a contingent claim.
(6) The giving of any notice pursuant to this section does not revive any claim then barred or constitute acknowledgment by the dissolved corporation that any person to whom such notice is sent is a proper claimant and does not operate as a waiver of any defense or counterclaim in respect of any claim asserted by any person to whom such notice is sent.
History.s. 126, ch. 89-154; s. 155, ch. 90-179; s. 37, ch. 93-281; s. 33, ch. 97-102; s. 34, ch. 2003-283; s. 5, ch. 2009-205; s. 180, ch. 2019-90.