Liability of lessor under commercial vehicle lease for failure to disclose.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, any lessor under a commercial vehicle lease who fails to comply with the requirements of NRS 100.105 with respect to any lessee is liable to the lessee for the sum of:
Any actual damage sustained by such person as a result of the failure;
Twenty-five percent of the total amount of monthly payments under the lease, but not less than $100 nor more than $1,000; and
In the case of any successful action to enforce the foregoing liability, the costs of the action, together with a reasonable attorney’s fee as determined by the court.
A lessor has no liability under this section for any failure to comply with any requirement imposed under NRS 100.105 if within 15 days after discovering an error, and prior to the institution of an action under this section or the receipt of written notice of the error, the lessor notifies the lessee of the error and makes whatever adjustments in the appropriate account are necessary to insure that the lessee will not be required to pay a charge in excess of the amount actually disclosed or correctly determined.
A lessor may not be held in any action brought under this section for a violation of NRS 100.105 if the lessor shows by a preponderance of evidence that the violation was not intentional and resulted from a bona fide error notwithstanding the maintenance of procedures reasonably adapted to avoid any such error.
No provision of this section imposing any liability applies to any act done or omitted in good faith in conformity with any rule, regulation or interpretation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or in conformity with any interpretation or approval by an official or employee of the Federal Reserve System duly authorized by the Board to issue such interpretation or approvals under such procedures as the Board may prescribe therefor, even if after the act or omission has occurred, the rule, regulation, interpretation or approval is amended, rescinded or determined by judicial or other authority to be invalid for any reason.
The multiple failure to disclose to any lessee any information required to be disclosed in connection with a single commercial vehicle lease entitles the lessee to a single recovery under this section but continued failure to disclose after a recovery has been granted gives rise to rights to additional recoveries.
A lessee may not take any action to offset any amount for which a lessor is potentially liable against any amount owing to the lessor by the lessee unless the amount of the lessor’s liability to the lessee has been determined by judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.