- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 3. Negotiable Instruments
- Section 406. Negligence Contributing to Forged Signature or Alteration of Instrument.
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AS 45.03.406. Negligence Contributing to Forged Signature or Alteration of Instrument.
- (a) A person whose failure to exercise ordinary care substantially contributes to an alteration of an instrument or to the
making of a forged signature on an instrument is precluded from asserting the alteration or the forgery against a
person who, in good faith, pays the instrument or takes it for value or for collection.
- (b) Under (a) of this section, if the person asserting the preclusion fails to exercise ordinary care in paying or taking
the instrument and that failure substantially contributes to loss, the loss is allocated between the person precluded
and the person asserting the preclusion according to the extent to which the failure of each to exercise ordinary care
contributed to the loss.
- (c) Under (a) of this section, the burden of proving failure to exercise ordinary care is on the person asserting the
preclusion. Under (b) of this section, the burden of proving failure to exercise ordinary care is on the person
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