2013 Vermont Statutes
Title 09 Commerce and Trade
Chapter 107 MACHINERY DEALERSHIPS
§ 4077a Prohibited acts


9 V.S.A. § 4077a What's This?

4077a. Prohibited acts

No supplier shall:

(1) Coerce any dealer to accept delivery of any equipment, parts or accessories therefor, which such dealer has not voluntarily ordered, except that a supplier may require a dealer to accept delivery of equipment, parts or accessories that are necessary to maintain equipment generally sold in the dealer's area of responsibility, and a supplier may require a dealer to accept delivery of safety-related equipment, parts or accessories pertinent to equipment generally sold in the dealer's area of responsibility;

(2) Condition the sale of any equipment on a requirement that the dealer also purchase any other goods or services, but nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the supplier from requiring the dealer to purchase all parts reasonably necessary to maintain the quality of operation in the field of any equipment used in the trade area;

(3) Coerce any dealer into a refusal to purchase the equipment manufactured by another supplier;

(4) Discriminate in the prices charged for equipment of like grade and quality sold by the supplier to similarly situated dealers, but nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent differentials which make only due allowance for a difference in the cost of manufacture, sale or delivery resulting from the differing methods or quantities in which such equipment is sold or delivered by the supplier. (Added 2001, No. 86 (Adj. Sess.), 2, eff. May 2, 2002.)

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