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§ 1809. Procedures relating to corporations, associations, insurers and
assignees.

1. No corporation, except a municipal corporation, public benefit
corporation, school district or school district public library wholly or
partially within the municipal corporate limit, no partnership, or
association and no assignee of any small claim shall institute an action
or proceeding under this article, nor shall this article apply to any
claim or cause of action brought by an insurer in its own name or in the
name of its insured whether before or after payment to the insured on
the policy.

2. A corporation may appear in the defense of any small claim action
brought pursuant to this article by an attorney as well as by any
authorized officer, director or employee of the corporation provided
that the appearance by a non-lawyer on behalf of a corporation shall be
deemed to constitute the requisite authority to bind the corporation in
a settlement or trial. The court or arbitrator may make reasonable
inquiry to determine the authority of any person who appears for the
corporation in defense of a small claims court case.

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