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ARTICLE 7 - Position of Sureties | Califonrnia Civil Code - CIV | Section 2845.

2845. A surety may require the creditor, subject to Section 996.440 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to proceed against the principal, or to pursue any other remedy in the creditor s power which the surety cannot pursue, and which would lighten the surety s burden; and if the creditor neglects to do so, the surety is exonerated to the extent to which the surety is thereby prejudiced.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 517, Sec. 73.)

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