2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 57-26-12 — Lessor\'s defenses.

57-26-12. Lessor's defenses.

A.     If a lessor establishes by a preponderance of evidence that a violation of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act [ 57-26-1 to 57-26-12 NMSA 1978] was unintentional or the result of a bona fide error notwithstanding the maintenance of procedures reasonably adopted to avoid such errors, the lessor shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 11 [ 57-26-11 NMSA 1978] of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act and the validity of the transaction is not affected.  Examples of bona fide errors are clerical errors, calculation errors, errors due to unintentionally improper computer programming or data entry and printing errors, but do not include errors of legal judgment with respect to a lessor's obligations under the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act.   

B.     A lessor is not subject to the provisions of Section 11 of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act if, within sixty days after discovering a failure to comply with a requirement of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act and prior to the institution of an action for noncompliance and prior to the receipt of written notice of the noncompliance from the consumer, the lessor notifies the consumer of the noncompliance and makes whatever adjustments in the appropriate account are necessary to correct the noncompliance.   

C.     No provision of Section 11 of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act applies to any action done or omitted in good faith in conformity with some provision of that act, notwithstanding that after the action or omission has occurred the provision is amended, rescinded or determined by judicial or other competent authority to be invalid for any reason.   

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