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  408.556.  Actions arising from default, contents of petition — default judgment requires sworn testimony — recovery of unpaid balances. — 1.  In any action brought by a lender against a borrower arising from default, the petition shall allege the facts of the borrower's default, facts sufficient to show compliance with the provisions of sections 400.9-601 to 400.9-629, which provisions are hereby deemed applicable to all credit transactions, with respect to any sale or other disposition of collateral for the credit transaction, the amount to which the lender is entitled, and an indication of how that amount was determined.

  2.  A default judgment may not be entered in the action in favor of the lender unless the petition is verified by the lender, or sworn testimony, by affidavit or otherwise, is adduced showing that the lender is entitled to the relief demanded.

  3.  If a lender takes possession or voluntarily accepts surrender of goods in which the lender has a purchase money security interest to secure a credit transaction in the principal amount of less than five hundred dollars, the borrower is not liable to the lender for the unpaid balance.

  4.  Following any disposition of collateral pursuant to the provisions of sections 400.9-601 to 400.9-629, the lender shall be entitled to recover from the borrower the deficiency, if any, only if the amount financed in the transaction was more than five hundred dollars and the amount remaining unpaid at the time of default is three hundred dollars or more.


(L. 1979 S.B. 305, A.L. 1983 S.B. 70, A.L. 2002 S.B. 895)

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