Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-113

  • Beneficiary: means a person who under the terms of a letter of credit is entitled to have its complying presentation honored. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • Confirmor: means a nominated person who undertakes, at the request or with the consent of the issuer, to honor a presentation under a letter of credit issued by another. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • Issuer: means a financial institution or other person that issues a letter of credit, but does not include an individual who makes an engagement for personal, family, or household purposes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • Letter of credit: means a definite undertaking that satisfies the requirements of R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • Nominated person: means a person whom the issuer (i) designates or authorizes to pay, accept, negotiate, or otherwise give value under a letter of credit and (ii) undertakes by agreement or custom and practice to reimburse. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
  • Presentation: means delivery of a document to an issuer or nominated person for honor or giving of value under a letter of credit. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102
  • Successor of a beneficiary: means a person who succeeds to substantially all of the rights of a beneficiary by operation of law, including a corporation with or into which the beneficiary has been merged or consolidated, an administrator, executor, personal representative, trustee in bankruptcy, debtor in possession, liquidator, and receiver. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 10:5-102

(a)  A successor of a beneficiary may consent to amendments, sign and present documents, and receive payment or other items of value in the name of the beneficiary without disclosing its status as a successor.

(b)  A successor of a beneficiary may consent to amendments, sign and present documents, and receive payment or other items of value in its own name as the disclosed successor of the beneficiary.  Except as otherwise provided in Subsection (e), an issuer shall recognize a disclosed successor of a beneficiary as beneficiary in full substitution for its predecessor upon compliance with the requirements for recognition by the issuer of a transfer of drawing rights by operation of law under the standard practice referred to in R.S. 10:5-108(e) or, in the absence of such a practice, compliance with other reasonable procedures sufficient to protect the issuer.

(c)  An issuer is not obligated to determine whether a purported successor is a successor of a beneficiary or whether the signature of a purported successor is genuine or authorized.

(d)  Honor of a purported successor’s apparently complying presentation under Subsection (a) or (b) has the consequences specified in R.S. 10:5-108(i) even if the purported successor is not the successor of a beneficiary.  Documents signed in the name of the beneficiary1 or of a disclosed successor by a person who is neither the beneficiary nor the successor of the beneficiary or of a disclosed successor by a person who is neither the beneficiary nor the successor of the beneficiary1 are forged documents for the purposes of R.S. 10:5-109.

(e)  An issuer whose rights of reimbursement are not covered by Subsection (d) or substantially similar law and any confirmor or nominated person may decline to recognize a presentation under Subsection (b).

(f)  A beneficiary whose name is changed after the issuance of a letter of credit has the same rights and obligations as a successor of a beneficiary under this Section.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 92, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.  Amended by Acts 1979, No. 48, §1; Acts 1999, No. 171, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2000.

1As appears in enrolled bill.