2010 Nevada Code
Chapter 104 Uniform Commercial Code — Original Articles
NRS 104.5108 Issuer's rights and obligations.

NRS 104.5108 Issuer's rights and obligations.

1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 104.5109, an issuer shall honor a presentation that, as determined by the standard practice referred to in subsection 5, appears on its face strictly to comply with the terms and conditions of the letter of credit. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 104.5113 and unless otherwise agreed with the applicant, an issuer shall dishonor a presentation that does not appear so to comply.

2. An issuer has a reasonable time after presentation, but not beyond the end of the 7th business day of the issuer after the day of its receipt of documents:

(a) To honor a letter of credit;

(b) If the letter of credit provides for honor to be completed more than 7 business days after presentation, to accept a draft or incur a deferred obligation; or

(c) To give notice to the presenter of discrepancies in the presentation.

3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, an issuer is precluded from asserting as a basis for dishonor any discrepancy if notice is not given in a timely manner or any discrepancy not stated in the notice if notice is given in a timely manner.

4. Failure to give the notice specified in subsection 2 or to mention fraud, forgery or expiration in the notice does not preclude the issuer from asserting as a basis for dishonor, fraud or forgery as described in subsection 1 of NRS 104.5109 or expiration of the letter of credit before presentation.

5. An issuer shall observe standard practice of financial institutions that regularly issue letters of credit. Any determination of the issuer's observance of the standard practice is a matter of interpretation for the court. The court shall offer the parties a reasonable opportunity to present evidence of the standard practice.

6. An issuer is not responsible for:

(a) The performance or nonperformance of the underlying contract, arrangement or transaction;

(b) An act or omission of others; or

(c) Observance or knowledge of the usage of a particular trade other than the standard practice referred to in subsection 5.

7. If an undertaking constituting a letter of credit under paragraph (j) of subsection 1 of NRS 104.5102 contains nondocumentary conditions, an issuer shall disregard the nondocumentary conditions and treat them as if they were not stated.

8. An issuer that has dishonored a presentation shall return the documents or hold them at the disposal of, and send advice to the effect to, the presenter.

9. An issuer that has honored a presentation as permitted or required by this article:

(a) Is entitled to be reimbursed by the applicant in immediately available funds not later than the date of its payment of funds;

(b) Takes the documents free of claims of the beneficiary or presenter;

(c) Is precluded from asserting a right of recourse on a draft under NRS 104.3414 and 104.3415;

(d) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 104.5110 and 104.5117, is precluded from restitution of money paid or other value given by mistake to the extent the mistake concerns discrepancies in the documents or tender which are apparent on the face of the presentation; and

(e) Is discharged to the extent of its performance under the letter of credit unless the issuer honored a presentation in which a required signature of a beneficiary was forged.

(Added to NRS by 1965, 856; A 1997, 381)

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