2011 Louisiana Laws
Civil Code
CC 2657 — Giving in partial payment

LA Civ Code 2657 What's This?

Art. 2657. Giving in partial payment

An obligor may give a thing to the obligee in partial payment of a debt.

A giving in partial payment extinguishes the debt in the amount intended by the parties. If the parties' intent concerning the amount of the partial extinguishment cannot be ascertained, it is presumed that they intended to extinguish the debt in the amount of the fair market value of the thing given in partial payment.

Acts 1993, No. 841, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1995.

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