2019 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments
Chapter 24 - Regulation of Business for Consumer Protection
Pyramid Sales Schemes; Cancellation of Franchises
§ 75-24-57. Sales contract for pyramid sales scheme void; actions for damages

Universal Citation: MS Code § 75-24-57 (2019)
  • Any sales contract for a pyramid sales scheme made in violation of Section 75-24-53 is void and any person who, directly or through the use of agents or intermediaries, induces or causes another person to participate in a pyramid sales scheme will be subject to the remedy and proceedings authorized in Section 75-24-15.
  • A franchisee suffering damage as a result of the failure to give notice as required of the cancellation or termination of a franchise, may institute legal proceedings under the provisions of Sections 75-24-51 through 75-24-61 against the franchisor who canceled or terminated his franchise in the county in which the franchisor or his agent resides or can be located or where the franchisee resides. When the franchisee prevails in any such action he may be awarded a recovery of damages sustained to include loss of goodwill, costs of the suit, and any equitable relief that the court deems proper.
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