GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS
SHORT TITLE, CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL PROVISIONS
28-41-106. Waiver — Agreement to forgo rights — Settlement of claims. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this act, a debtor may not waive or agree to forgo rights or benefits under this act.
(2) A claim by a debtor against a creditor for an excess charge, other violation of this act, or civil penalty, or a claim against a debtor for default or breach of a duty imposed by this act, if disputed in good faith, may be settled by agreement.
(3) A claim, whether or not disputed, against a debtor may be settled for less value than the amount claimed.
(4) A settlement in which the debtor waives or agrees to forgo rights or benefits under this act is invalid if the court, as a matter of law, finds the settlement to have been unconscionable at the time it was made. The competence of the debtor, any deception or coercion practiced upon him, the nature and extent of the legal advice received by him, and the value of the consideration are relevant to the issue of unconscionability.
(5) Title 41, Idaho Code, shall not apply to an agreement by a creditor or lessor, with or without consideration, to forgive or waive all or any part of a debt or lease obligation following a partial or total loss of the property that is the subject of a loan, credit sale or lease transaction and the forgiveness shall not be considered the transaction of insurance for the purposes of the Idaho credit code.
[28-41-106, added 1983, ch. 119, sec. 3, p. 265; am. 2000, ch. 175, sec. 1, p. 443; am. 2015, ch. 244, sec. 15, p. 1016.]