Cal. Civ. Code § 3289

Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 3289 - Legal rate of interest for breach of contract
(a) Any legal rate of interest stipulated by a contract remains chargeable after a breach thereof, as before, until the contract is superseded by a verdict or other new obligation.
(b) If a contract entered into after January 1, 1986, does not stipulate a legal rate of interest, the obligation shall bear interest at a rate of 10 percent per annum after a breach.

For the purposes of this subdivision, the term contract shall not include a note secured by a deed of trust on real property.

Ca. Civ. Code § 3289

Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 176, Sec. 1. Effective June 23, 1986.