2011 California Code
Civil Code
ARTICLE 2. Interest as Damages
Section 3289

CA Civ Code § 3289 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

(a) Any legal rate of interest stipulated by a contract remains chargeable after a breach thereof, as before, until the contract is superseded by a verdict or other new obligation.

(b) If a contract entered into after January 1, 1986, does not stipulate a legal rate of interest, the obligation shall bear interest at a rate of 10 percent per annum after a breach.

For the purposes of this subdivision, the term contract shall not include a note secured by a deed of trust on real property.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 176, Sec. 1. Effective June 23, 1986.)

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