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Title XXXVIII
BANKS AND BANKING
Chapter 655
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GENERALLY
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F.S. 655.83
655.83 Adverse claim to a deposit or fiduciary account.Notice to any institution of an adverse claim to a deposit or fiduciary account standing on its books to the credit of any person does not obligate the institution to recognize the adverse claimant unless the adverse claimant also either:
(1) Procures a restraining order, injunction, or other appropriate process having specific application to the institution issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in a cause therein instituted by such claimant wherein the person to whose credit the deposit or fiduciary account stands is made a party and served with process; or
(2) Obtains in favor of the institution, in a form, amount, and with sureties acceptable to it, a bond indemnifying the institution from any and all liability (including liabilities for penalties), loss, damage, costs, and expenses should it act to give effect to the adverse claim, including the decision not to honor the check or other order of the person to whose credit the deposit or fiduciary account stands on the books of the institution. Upon receipt of such bond, the institution shall hold the account pending agreement between the claimant and the person to whose credit the deposit or fiduciary account stands on the books of the institution or pending receipt of a restraining order, injunction, or other process pursuant to subsection (1).
History.s. 51, ch. 92-303.