TITLE 6A
Uniform Commercial Code

CHAPTER 6A-9
Secured Transactions

PART 6A-9-601
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SECTION 6A-9-628


§ 6A-9-628 Nonliability and limitation on liability of secured party; liability of secondary obligor.

(a) Limitation of liability of secured party for noncompliance with chapter. Unless a secured party knows that a person is a debtor or obligor, knows the identity of the person, and knows how to communicate with the person:

(1) The secured party is not liable to the person, or to a secured party or lienholder that has filed a financing statement against the person, for failure to comply with this chapter; and

(2) The secured party's failure to comply with this chapter does not affect the liability of the person for a deficiency.

(b) Limitation of liability based on status as secured party. A secured party is not liable because of its status as secured party:

(1) To a person that is a debtor or obligor, unless the secured party knows:

(i) That the person is a debtor or obligor;

(ii) The identity of the person; and

(iii) How to communicate with the person; or

(2) To a secured party or lienholder that has filed a financing statement against a person, unless the secured party knows:

(i) That the person is a debtor; and

(ii) The identity of the person.

(c) Limitation of liability if reasonable belief that transaction not a consumer-goods transaction or consumer transaction. A secured party is not liable to any person, and a person's liability for a deficiency is not affected, because of any act or omission arising out of the secured party's reasonable belief that a transaction is not a consumer-goods transaction or a consumer transaction or that goods are not consumer goods, if the secured party's belief is based on its reasonable reliance on:

(1) A debtor's representation concerning the purpose for which collateral was to be used, acquired, or held; or

(2) An obligor's representation concerning the purpose for which a secured obligation was incurred.

(d) Limitation of liability for statutory damages. A secured party is not liable to any person under § 6A-9-625(c)(2) for its failure to comply with § 6A-9-616.

(e) Limitation of multiple liability for statutory damages. A secured party is not liable under § 6A-9-625(c)(2) more than once with respect to any one secured obligation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 182, § 6; P.L. 2000, ch. 420, § 6.)