Chapter 46.96 RCW

MANUFACTURERS' AND DEALERS' FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS

Sections
Legislative findings.
Definitions.
Termination, cancellation, or nonrenewal of franchise restricted.
Payment of fair market value of dealer goodwill upon request and termination, cancellation, or nonrenewal of franchise.
Determination of good cause, good faithPetition, notice, decision, appeal.
Determination of good cause, good faithHearing, decision, proceduresJudicial review.
Good cause, what constitutesBurden of proof.
Notice of termination, cancellation, or nonrenewal.
Payments by manufacturer to dealer for inventory, equipment, etc.
Payments by manufacturer for dealership facilities.
Compensation by manufacturer for labor and parts required to perform recall repairsApplicability to certain used vehiclesReimbursement claimsRecovery of costsRemedy, exclusive.
Mitigation of damages.
Warranty work.
Designated successor to franchise ownership.
Relevant market areaDefinitionNew or relocated dealerships, notice of.
Protest of new or relocated dealershipHearingArbitration.
Factors considered by administrative law judge.
HearingProcedures, costs, appeal.
Exceptions.
Unfair practicesExemptionsDefinitions.
Prohibited practices by manufacturer.
Prohibited practices by manufacturerAdverse action against dealer if vehicle exported or resold by customer.
Prohibited practices by manufacturerDealer waiver of chapterExceptions.
Sale, transfer, or exchange of franchise.
Petition and hearingFiling fee, costs, security.
Right of first refusal.
Manufacturer incentive programs.
Venue.
Immunity of franchisees and assigns.
Civil actions for violations.
Release of dealer and customer data and informationAccess to management computer systemsImmunity.
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