(1) Except as provided in KRS 457.150, any power of attorney to confess judgment or to suffer judgment to pass by default or otherwise, and any release of errors, given before an action is instituted, is void.
(2) No person shall appear for a defendant under any such power in any court in this state.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 372.140

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

Effective: July 14, 2018
History: Amended 2018 Ky. Acts ch. 185, sec. 28, effective July 14, 2018. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 416, 417.