Code of the District of Columbia

§ 26–506.13. Authority to withhold payment.

(a) Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be deemed to require a District credit union to make any payment from an account to a depositor, shareholder, trust, or payable-on-death account beneficiary, or any other person claiming an interest in any funds in an account, if the District credit union has actual knowledge of the existence of a dispute between the depositors, shareholders, beneficiaries, or other persons concerning their respective rights of ownership to the funds contained in, proposed to be withdrawn from, previously withdrawn from, the account, or if the District credit union is otherwise uncertain as to who is entitled to the funds pursuant to the account agreement.

(b) The District credit union may, without liability, notify in writing, all depositors, shareholders, beneficiaries, or other persons claiming an interest in the account of the District credit union's uncertainty as to who is entitled to the funds or of the existence of a dispute and may, without liability, refuse to disburse any funds contained in the account to any depositor, shareholder, trust, payable on death account beneficiary of the account, or other persons claiming an interest in the account until:

(1) Each of the depositors, shareholders, and beneficiaries has consented to the requested payment in writing; or

(2) The payment is authorized or directed by a court of proper jurisdiction.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 613, 67 DCR 3476.)