2016 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 14 - Dissolution
Part 1 - Voluntary Dissolution
§ 14-2-1407. Unknown claims against corporation in dissolution

GA Code § 14-2-1407 (2016) What's This?

(a) A corporation that has filed a notice of intent to dissolve may include in the notice of its intent to dissolve published under Code Section 14-2-1403.1 a request that persons with claims against the corporation present them in accordance with subsection (b) of this Code section.

(b) The request must:

(1) Describe the information that must be included in a claim and provide a mailing address where the claim may be sent; and

(2) State that, except for claims that are contingent at the time of the filing of the notice of intent to dissolve or that arise after the filing of the notice of intent to dissolve, a claim against the corporation not otherwise barred will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within two years after the publication of the notice.

(c) If a corporation that has filed a notice of intent to dissolve publishes a newspaper notice containing the information specified in subsection (b) of this Code section, all claims not otherwise barred will be barred unless the claimant commences a proceeding to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within two years after the publication date of the newspaper notice except:

(1) Claims that are contingent at the time of the filing of the notice of intent to dissolve; and

(2) Claims that arise after the filing of the notice of intent to dissolve.

(d) If a corporation in dissolution publishes a newspaper notice containing the information specified in subsection (b) of this Code section, a claim not otherwise barred of a claimant whose claim is contingent or based on an event occurring after the filing of the notice of intent to dissolve is barred against the corporation, its shareholders, officers, and directors unless the claimant commences a proceeding to enforce the claim against the dissolved corporation within two years after the date of filing of articles of dissolution or five years after the date of publication in accordance with subsection (b) of this Code section, whichever is later.

(e) Subject to the provisions of this Code section, a claim against a corporation in dissolution or against a dissolved corporation may be enforced under this Code section:

(1) Against the corporation, to the extent of its undistributed assets; or

(2) If the assets have been distributed in liquidation, against a shareholder of the corporation to the extent of his pro rata share of the claim or the corporate assets distributed to him in liquidation, whichever is less, but a shareholder's total liability for all claims under this Code section may not exceed the total amount of assets distributed to him.

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