2018 Tennessee Code
Title 35 - Fiduciaries and Trust Estates
Chapter 2 - Uniform Fiduciaries Act
§ 35-2-107. Deposit in name of fiduciary as such -- Drawing check.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 35-2-107 (2018)

If a deposit is made in a bank or savings institution to the credit of a fiduciary as such, the bank or savings institution is authorized to pay the amount of the deposit or any part thereof upon the check of the fiduciary, signed with the name in which such deposit is entered, without being liable to the principal, unless the bank or savings institution pays the check with actual knowledge that the fiduciary is committing a breach of the fiduciary's obligation as fiduciary in drawing the check or with knowledge of such facts that its action in paying the check amounts to bad faith. If, however, such a check is payable to the drawee bank or savings institution and is delivered to it in payment of or as security for a personal debt of the fiduciary to it, the bank or savings institution is liable to the principal if the fiduciary in fact commits a breach of the obligation as fiduciary in drawing or delivering the check except as provided in § 35-2-106.

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