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  408.290.  Retail charge agreement — form — delivery to buyer — contents. — 1.  Every retail charge agreement shall be in writing and shall be signed by the retail buyer.  A copy of any such agreement executed on or after October 13, 1961, shall be delivered or mailed to the retail buyer by the retail seller prior to the date on which the first payment is due thereunder.  An acknowledgment of the delivery thereof contained in the body of the agreement shall be conclusive proof of delivery in any action.  All agreements executed on or after said date shall state the amount or rate of the time charge to be charged and paid pursuant thereto or shall state that a time charge not in excess of that permitted by law will be charged and paid pursuant thereto; and may in the event of default of any payment required by the agreement, provide for the payment of attorney fees not exceeding fifteen percent of the total unpaid balance where such balance is referred for collection to an attorney not a salaried employee of the seller and for court costs.

  2.  The retail seller under a retail charge agreement shall promptly supply the retail buyer under such agreement with a statement at the time of sale or as of the end of each monthly period (which need not be a calendar month) or other regular period agreed upon by the retail seller and the retail buyer in which there is any unpaid balance thereunder, which shall recite the following:

  (1)  The total unpaid balance under the retail charge agreement at the beginning and end of the period;

  (2)  Unless otherwise furnished by the retail seller to the retail buyer by sales slip, memorandum, or otherwise, a description of the goods or services purchased, the cash sale price and the date of each purchase;

  (3)  The payments made by the retail buyer to the retail seller and any other credits to the retail buyer during the period;

  (4)  The amount of the time charge, if any;

  (5)  A legend to the effect that the retail buyer may at any time pay his total unpaid balance.  

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The above items need not be stated in the sequence or order set forth.

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(L. 1961 p. 638 § 6, A.L. 1975 S.B. 71)


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