550.42 WAIVER OF AGRICULTURAL DEBTOR'S RIGHTS.
Subdivision 1. Waiver is void.
(a) A waiver of statutory rights of a debtor in a contract, loan
agreement, or security agreement as a condition for a loan of money for agricultural production is
void unless the waiver is expressly authorized by law.
(b) A waiver of mediation rights under chapter 583, the right to an offer under section
500.245, subdivision 1
, or the debtor's statutory rights under chapter 580, 581, or 582 for a
mortgage on agricultural property, is void unless the waiver is expressly authorized by law.
Subd. 2. Penalty.
A person, corporation, financial institution, or other legal entity is liable to
a debtor for up to $2,500 plus attorney fees if the person or entity:
(1) requires a waiver subject to subdivision 1 in a contract, loan agreement, or security
agreement, and does not acknowledge that the waiver subject to subdivision 1 is void; or
(2) attempts to enforce a waiver that is void under subdivision 1.
History: 1987 c 396 art 3 s 1; 1997 c 126 s 6