[PART VII.] EXTORTION

 

707-760 Definitions. For the purposes of this part:

"An extortionate means" is any means which involves the use, or an express or implicit threat of the use, of violence or other criminal means to cause harm to the person, reputation, or property of any person.

"Creditor", with reference to any given extension of credit, refers to any person making that extension of credit, or to any person claiming by, under, or through any person making that extension of credit.

"Debtor", with reference to any given extension of credit, refers to any person to whom that extension of credit is made, or to any person who guarantees the repayment of that extension of credit, or in any manner undertakes to indemnify the creditor against loss resulting from the failure of any person to whom that extension of credit is made to repay the same.

"Repayment of any extension of credit" includes the repayment, satisfaction, or discharge in whole or in part of any debt or claim, acknowledged or disputed, valid or invalid, resulting from or in connection with that extension of credit.

"To collect an extension of credit" means to induce in any way any person to make repayment thereof.

"To extend credit" means to make or renew any loan or to enter into any agreement, tacit or express, whereby the repayment or satisfaction of any debt or claim, whether acknowledged or disputed, valid or invalid, and however arising, may or will be deferred. [L 1979, c 106, pt of 1; am L 1980, c 232, 38]

 

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