Maine Revised Statutes

§9-1628. Nonliability and limitation on liability of secured party; liability of secondary obligor

(1).    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:
(a). 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 Article; and [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
(b). The secured party's failure to comply with this Article does not affect the liability of the person for a deficiency. [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
(2).    A secured party is not liable because of its status as secured party:
(a). 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 [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
(b). 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. [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
(3).    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:
(a). A debtor's representation concerning the purpose for which collateral was to be used, acquired or held; or [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
(b). An obligor's representation concerning the purpose for which a secured obligation was incurred. [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
(4).    A secured party is not liable to any person under section 9-1625, subsection (3), paragraph (b) for its failure to comply with section 9-1616.
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
(5).    A secured party is not liable under section 9-1625, subsection (3), paragraph (b) more than once with respect to any one secured obligation.
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 699, §A2 (NEW). 1999, c. 699, §A4 (AFF).