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§ 1809. Procedures relating to corporations, 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, and no assignees 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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