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Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 617
CORPORATIONS NOT FOR PROFIT
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F.S. 617.1407
617.1407 Unknown claims against dissolved corporation.
(1) A dissolved corporation or successor entity may execute one of the following procedures to resolve payment of unknown claims:
(a) A dissolved corporation or successor entity may file notice of its dissolution with the department on the form prescribed by the department and request that persons having claims against the corporation which are not known to the corporation or successor entity present them in accordance with the notice. The notice must:
1. State the name of the corporation and the date of dissolution;
2. Describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide a mailing address to which the claim may be sent; and
3. State that a claim against the corporation under this subsection is barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within 4 years after the filing of the notice.
(b) A dissolved corporation or successor entity may, within 10 days after filing articles of dissolution with the department, publish a “Notice of Corporate Dissolution.” The notice must appear once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in the state in which the corporation has its principal office, if any, or, if none, in a county in the state in which the corporation owns real or personal property. Such newspaper shall meet the requirements as are prescribed by law for such purposes. The notice must:
1. State the name of the corporation and the date of dissolution;
2. Describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide a mailing address to which the claim may be sent; and
3. State that a claim against the corporation under this subsection is barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within 4 years after the date of the second consecutive weekly publication of the notice.
(2) If the dissolved corporation or successor entity complies with paragraph (1)(a) or paragraph (1)(b), the claim of each of the following claimants is barred unless the claimant commences a proceeding to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within 4 years after the date of filing the notice with the department or the date of the second consecutive weekly publication, as applicable:
(a) A claimant who did not receive written notice under s. 617.1408(9), or whose claim is not provided for under s. 617.1408(10), regardless of whether such claim is based on an event occurring before or after the effective date of dissolution.
(b) A claimant whose claim was timely sent to the dissolved corporation but on which no action was taken.
(3) A claim may be entered under this section:
(a) Against the dissolved corporation, to the extent of its undistributed assets; or
(b) If the assets have been distributed in liquidation, against a member of the dissolved corporation to the extent of such member’s pro rata share of the claim or the corporate assets distributed to such member in liquidation, whichever is less; however, the aggregate liability of any member of a dissolved corporation may not exceed the amount distributed to the member in dissolution.
History.s. 40, ch. 2009-205.