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Title 34 - Banking, Financial Institutions and Money
MONEY AND INTEREST
Dollars, dimes, cents and mills.
All accounts in the public offices of this State, the verdicts of juries on all contracts and all accounts of public officers shall be expressed in dollars or units thereof, i.e. dimes or tenths, cents or hundredths and mills or thousandths, a dime being the tenth part of a dollar, a cent the hundredth part of a dollar and a mill the thousandth part of a dollar.
Legal rate of interest.
(A) In all cases of accounts stated and in all cases wherein any sum or sums of money shall be ascertained and, being due, shall draw interest according to law, the legal interest shall be at the rate of eight and three-fourths percent per annum.
(B) All money decrees and judgments of courts enrolled or entered shall draw interest according to law. The legal interest is at the rate of twelve percent a year.
Variable rate [En 1981 Act No. 178, Part II, Section 29; Repealed by implication by 1982 Act No. 385, Section 57(1).