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      RS 12:703     


§703.  Rate of interest paid by corporations

Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law of this state to the contrary, any debtor that is a domestic corporation, a foreign corporation, a partnership in commendam formed pursuant to the laws of this state, a foreign limited partnership, or a partnership all of the partners of which are either corporations, foreign limited partnerships, partnerships in commendam or partnerships comprised of corporations, foreign limited partnerships or partnerships in commendam, may agree to pay interest in excess of the maximum rate of conventional interest authorized by the laws of this state, whether in connection with unsecured or secured indebtedness and whether the secured indebtedness is secured, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by a real estate mortgage or chattel mortgage on property in this state or is otherwise secured, and as to any such agreement such debtor corporation or partnership shall be prohibited from asserting a claim or defense of usury or of the taking of interest in excess of the maximum rate of conventional interest, and any person, partnership or corporation whatsoever signing as co-maker, guarantor or endorser for such debtor corporation or partnership shall also be prohibited from asserting any such claim or defense.  The term foreign limited partnership as used hereinabove shall mean any partnership domiciled in a state of the United States other than Louisiana or the District of Columbia which shall have been formed and is existing pursuant to the limited partnership law or Uniform Limited Partnership Law of any such state, and such partnership need not qualify as a partnership in commendam under the laws of this state.  

Added by Acts 1965, No. 15, §1.  Renumbered from R.S. 1950, §12:603 by Acts 1968, No. 105, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1969.  Amended by Acts 1969, No. 31, §1; Acts 1970, No. 437, §1; Acts 1977, No. 210, §1.  

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