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  408.370.  Violation, penalty — effect on time and other charges — correction. — 1.  Any person who shall knowingly violate any provision of section 408.250 and sections 408.260 to 408.370 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months or both.

  2.  Any person violating sections 408.260 to and including 408.330, except as the result of an accidental and bona fide error of computation, shall be barred from recovery of any time charge, delinquency or collection charge on the contract.

  3.  Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, the failure to comply with any provision of section 408.250 and sections 408.260 to 408.370 with respect to any retail time transaction may be corrected by the seller, or other person holding the retail time contract or account under a retail charge agreement, at any time after the execution thereof, but in any event not later than ten days after such person shall have been notified thereof in writing by the buyer, and, if so corrected, such person shall not be subject to any criminal penalty, civil forfeiture, or private cause of action under sections 408.250 to 408.370 for such failure.

  4.  Any buyer, who suffers an ascertainable loss of money or property, real or personal, as a result of the use or employment of any method, act or practice in violation of section 408.250 and sections 408.260 to 408.370, which is not restored by action taken pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, may bring a private cause of action pursuant to section 407.025.

  5.  No private action for the recovery of damages under the provisions of subsection 4 of this section shall be commenced after three years from the date of the last method, act, or practice in violation of sections 408.250 to 408.260, 408.290, 408.300, 408.330, 408.365 and 408.370.  The limitation on the commencement of action provided in this subsection shall be tolled for the same reason and in the same manner as other limitations on the bringing of actions under the provisions of chapter 516.


(L. 1961 p. 638 § 11, A.L. 1975 S.B. 71)

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