2013 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE AND INVESTMENTS
Chapter 24 - REGULATION OF BUSINESS FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION
SERVICE CONTRACTS
§ 75-24-91 - Service contract defined; service contract not a contract for insurance and exempt from provisions of Title 83; service contract subject to Mississippi Consumer Protection Act


MS Code § 75-24-91 (2013) What's This?

(1) The term "service contract," "home warranty" or "home service contract," as used in this section, means a contract or agreement for a separately stated consideration for a specific duration to perform the repair, replacement or maintenance of property or to reimburse, in whole or in part, the owner of such property for the repair, replacement or maintenance of property if the operational or structural failure is due to a defect in materials or manufacturing or to normal wear and tear. A service contract may contain a provision for incidental payment under such contract where service, repair or replacement is not feasible or economical.

(2) The marketing, sale, offering for sale, issuance, making, proposing to make and administration of a service contract is not a contract of insurance under Mississippi law and is exempt from the provisions of Title 83, Mississippi Code of 1972.

(3) Service contracts shall be subject to the provisions of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act, Section 75-24-1 et seq.

(4) Nothing contained herein shall repeal or alter the regulation of vehicle service contracts currently defined and regulated under Section 83-65-101 et seq.

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