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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 204 : Powers of Financial Institutions

Subchapter 002 : Deposits in General

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 14211)
  • § 14211. Claims not clearly consistent

    If any claim not clearly consistent with the terms of any applicable authority on file with a financial institution is made to any deposit, safe deposit box, property held in safekeeping, security, obligation, or other property in the financial institution’s possession or control, in whole or in part, by any person, including any depositor, individual, or group of individuals, whether or not authorized to draw on or exercise any right or control with respect to the property, the financial institution is not required to recognize the claim without one of the following:

    (1) a court order, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction and served on the financial institution, enjoining or restraining the financial institution from taking any action with respect to the property or instructing the financial institution to pay the balance of the account, provide access to the safe deposit box, or deliver the property as provided in the order; or

    (2) a bond in the form and amount and with sureties satisfactory to the financial institution, indemnifying the financial institution against any liabilities, loss, and expenses it might incur because of its recognition of the claim or because of its refusal, due to the claim, to honor or recognize any right with respect to the property. (Added 1999, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.)