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§ 181. Agreements required to be written
An action at law shall not be brought in the following cases unless the promise, contract, or agreement upon which such action is brought or some memorandum or note thereof is in writing, signed by the party to be charged therewith or by some person thereunto by him or her lawfully authorized:
(1) A special promise of an executor or administrator to answer damages out of his or her own estate.
(2) A special promise to answer for the debt, default, or misdoings of another.
(3) An agreement made in consideration of civil marriage.
(4) An agreement not to be performed within one year from the making thereof.
(5) A contract for the sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or of an interest in or concerning them. Authorization to execute such a contract on behalf of another shall be in writing.
(6) An agreement to cure, a promise to cure, a contract to cure, or warranty of cure relating to medical care or treatment or the results of a service rendered by a health care professional which shall mean a person or corporation licensed by this State to provide health care or professional services as a physician, dentist, registered or licensed practical nurse, optometrist, podiatrist, chiropractor, physical therapist, or psychologist, or an officer, employee, or agent thereof acting in the course and scope of his or her employment.
(7) An agreement to cure, a promise to cure, a contract to cure, or warranty of cure relating to medical care or treatment rendered by a health provider, which shall mean a corporation, facility, or institution licensed to provide health care as a hospital. (Amended 1971, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 236, eff. March 29, 1972; 1975, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 7, 1976.)
§ 182. Representations as to another
An action shall not be brought to charge a person upon or by reason of a representation or assurance made concerning the character, conduct, credit, ability, trade, or dealings of another person, unless such representation or assurance is made in writing and signed by the party to be charged thereby, or by some person thereunto by him or her lawfully authorized.
§ 183. Extension of time when there is a surety
Where the performance of a contract is secured by the obligation of a surety, an agreement made between the creditor and the principal debtor for the extension of the time of payment, or the performance of the contract, shall not have any binding effect at law unless such agreement is made upon a valuable consideration and is in writing, or some note or memorandum thereof is in writing and signed by such creditor, or by some person thereunto duly authorized, reciting briefly the consideration upon which such contract is founded. (1971, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 236, eff. March 29, 1972.)