INDISPENSABLE EVIDENCE — STATUTE OF FRAUDS
9-505. Certain agreements to be in writing. In the following cases the agreement is invalid, unless the same or some note or memorandum thereof, be in writing and subscribed by the party charged, or by his agent. Evidence, therefore, of the agreement cannot be received without the writing or secondary evidence of its contents:
1. An agreement that by its terms is not to be performed within a year from the making thereof.
2. A special promise to answer for the debt, default or miscarriage of another, except in the cases provided for in section 9-506, Idaho Code.
3. An agreement made upon consideration of marriage, other than a mutual promise to marry.
4. An agreement for the leasing, for a longer period than one (1) year, or for the sale, of real property, or of an interest therein, and such agreement, if made by an agent of the party sought to be charged, is invalid, unless the authority of the agent be in writing, subscribed by the party sought to be charged.
5. A promise or commitment to lend money or to grant or extend credit in an original principal amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more, made by a person or entity engaged in the business of lending money or extending credit.
[(9-505) C.C.P. 1881, sec. 937; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 6009; am. 1919, ch. 149, sec. 79a, p. 472; C.S. sec. 7976; I.C.A., sec. 9-505; am. 1993, ch. 397, sec. 1, p. 1460; am. 1996, ch. 177, sec. 1, p. 566.]