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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 28: Notice to claimants; claims presented

Section 28. The commissioner shall publish weekly for three consecutive months, in such newspapers as he directs, a notice calling on all persons who may have claims against such bank to present the same to the commissioner and to make legal proof thereof at a place and in a time, not earlier than the last day of publication, to be therein specified. The commissioner shall mail a similar notice to all persons whose names appear as creditors upon the books of the bank, so far as their addresses are known. If the commissioner doubts the justice and validity of any claim, he may reject the same and serve notice of such rejection upon the claimant either personally or by mail. An affidavit of service of such notice, which shall be prima facie evidence thereof, shall be filed with the commissioner. An action upon the claim so rejected shall not be entertained unless brought within six months after such service. Claims presented after the expiration of the time specified in the notice to creditors shall be entitled to share in the distribution only to the extent of the assets in the hands of the commissioner equitably applicable thereto.