New York Uniform Commercial Code Section 3-106 - Sum Certain.

Section 3--106. Sum Certain.

(1) The sum payable is a sum certain even though it is to be paid

(a) with a stated rate of interest or by stated installments; or

(b) with stated different rates of interest before and after

default or a specified date; or

(c) with a stated discount or addition if paid before or after

the date fixed for payment; or

(d) with exchange or less exchange, whether at a fixed rate or at

the current rate; or

(e) with costs of collection or an attorney's fee or both upon


(2) For the purposes of subsection one of this section "a stated rate of interest" shall also include a rate of interest that cannot be calculated by looking only to the instrument but which is readily ascertainable by a reference in the instrument to a published statute, regulation, rule of court, generally accepted commercial or financial index, compendium of interest rates, or announced rate of a named financial institution.

(3) Nothing in this section shall validate any term which is otherwise illegal.

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