2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 56 - TRADE NAMES, TRADE-MARKS AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES
Section 56:10-14 - Indemnification and holding harmless franchisees by franchisors for claims and damages due third parties
56:10-14. Indemnification and holding harmless franchisees by franchisors for claims and damages due third parties
All motor vehicle franchisors shall indemnify and hold harmless their motor vehicle franchisees from any and all claims, losses, damages, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, resulting from or related to complaints, claims or suits against the motor vehicle franchisee by third parties concerning defects or alleged defects in any of the merchandise or service systems, procedures or methods of the motor vehicle franchisors which are sold or performed by the motor vehicle franchisee. With regards to services rendered by a motor vehicle franchisee, the motor vehicle franchisor shall not be liable to the motor vehicle franchisee by virtue of this section for any claims, losses, expenses or damages arising as a result of negligence or willful malfeasance by the motor vehicle franchisee, but the motor vehicle franchisor shall be liable for damages arising from or in connection with any services rendered by a motor vehicle franchisee in accordance with any service system, procedure or method suggested or required by the motor vehicle franchisor. The foregoing provisions for indemnification shall specifically include, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any defects or damages to merchandise occurring in transit from the motor vehicle franchisor to the motor vehicle franchisee in situations in which the motor vehicle franchisor designates the carrier or method of transportation.
L.1977, c. 84, s. 2, eff. May 9, 1977.
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