Section 7-9A-209

Duties of secured party if account debtor has been notified of assignment.

(a) Applicability of section. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), this section applies if:

(1) there is no outstanding secured obligation; and

(2) the secured party is not committed to make advances, incur obligations, or otherwise give value.

(b) Duties of secured party after receiving demand from debtor. Within 10 days after receiving an authenticated demand by the debtor, a secured party shall send to an account debtor that has received notification of an assignment to the secured party as assignee under Section 7-9A-406(a) an authenticated record that releases the account debtor from any further obligation to the secured party.

(c) Inapplicability to sales. This section does not apply to an assignment constituting the sale of an account, chattel paper, or payment intangible.

(d) Authenticated demand. In this section, "authenticated demand" means a record authenticated by the debtor demanding that the secured party take the action described in subsection (b). The secured party may designate in a record sent to the debtor or as to which the debtor has notice an address to which such demand must be sent. A demand sent to another address of the secured party will be effective, but the 10-day period for action by the secured party does not begin until the person or department at the address specified by the secured party has notice of the demand.

(Act 2001-481, p. 647, §1.)