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    Subdivision 1. Contracts subject to law. This section applies to contracts that transfer a
right or interest in a motor vehicle, including lease contracts, conditional sales contracts, retail
sales installment contracts, and security agreements.
    Subd. 2. Unauthorized transfers. A person who is not a party to a contract referred to in
subdivision 1, and who has not first obtained written authorization from the secured creditor,
lessor, or lienholder, may not do the following acts if that person receives consideration for
so doing:
(1) get control of the motor vehicle and then sell, transfer, assign, or lease it to another
person; or
(2) assist, cause, or arrange the actual or purported sale, transfer, assignment, or lease of
the motor vehicle to another person.
    Subd. 3. Civil remedies. Any person injured by a violation of this section may bring a civil
action to enforce this section and recover any actual damages, costs and disbursements, including
reasonable attorneys fees incurred in the civil action. In addition to the remedies provided in this
section, the attorney general may bring an action pursuant to section 8.31 against any person
for violation of this section.
History: 1991 c 12 s 1