2011 California Code
DIVISION 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS [3274 - 9566]
ARTICLE 2. Interest as Damages
(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rate of interest stipulated by a contract remains chargeable after a breach thereof, as before, until the contract is superseded by a verdict or other new obligation.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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