2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 56 - TRADE NAMES, TRADE-MARKS AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES
Section 56:10-21 - Hearing on protest.
56:10-21 Hearing on protest.
6.The hearing referred to in section 4 of P.L.1982, c.156 (C.56:10-19) shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) and P.L.1978, c.67 (C.52:14F-1 et seq.). The franchisor shall have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that the proposed franchise or business will not be injurious. The testimony taken at the hearing shall be under oath and recorded verbatim, but the parties shall not be bound by the rules of evidence. True copies of any transcript and of any other record made of or at the hearing shall be furnished to any party upon request and at that party's expense. The committee may subpena witnesses and compel their attendance, administer oaths and require the production for examination of any books or papers relating to any matter involved in the hearing. The committee, at the request of any party, may subpena and compel the attendance of such witnesses as the party may designate and require the production for examination of any books or papers relating to any matter involved in the hearing.
L.1982, c.156, s.6; amended 2011, c.66, s.10.
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