SECTION 34-22-7

§ 34-22-7. Good faith payment by attorney acting under invalid power.

Any person, making any payment in good faith in pursuance of a power of attorney, shall not be liable, in respect of the payment, by reason that before the payment the donor of the power had died or become of unsound mind or bankrupt, or had revoked the power, if the fact of death, unsoundness of mind, bankruptcy or revocation, was not at the time of the payment known to the person making the payment. This section shall not affect any right against the payee of any person interested in any money so paid; and that person shall have the like remedy against the payee as he or she would have had against the payer if the payment had not been made.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 202, § 18; G.L. 1909, ch. 253, § 18; G.L. 1923, ch. 297, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 488, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 34-22-7; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 79; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 79.)