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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade


(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 2385)
  • § 2385. Unconscionability

    (a) If a court finds an agricultural finance lease, or any clause of a lease, to have been unconscionable at the time it was made, the court may refuse to enforce the entire lease or enforce the remainder of the agricultural finance lease without the unconscionable clause, or it may limit the application of any unconscionable clause to avoid an unconscionable result.

    (b) If a court finds that an agricultural finance lease or any clause of a lease has been induced by unconscionable conduct, or that unconscionable conduct has occurred in the collection of a claim arising from a lease contract, the court may grant appropriate relief.

    (c) Before making a finding on unconscionability under subsection (a) or (b) of this section, the court, on its own motion or that of a party, shall afford the parties a reasonable opportunity to present evidence as to the setting, purpose, and effect of the lease contract or clause, or of the conduct. (Added 1989, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2011, No. 136 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 18, 2012.)