2018 Code of Virginia
Title 13.1 - Corporations
Chapter 8 - Retail Franchising Act
§ 13.1-563. Unlawful offers
It shall be unlawful for any person, in connection with the sale or offer to sell a franchise in this Commonwealth, directly or indirectly:
1. To employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;
2. To make any untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to avoid misleading the offeree;
3. To engage in any transaction, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon the franchisee; or
4. To fail to provide the franchisee a copy of (i) the franchise agreement and (ii) such disclosure document as may be required by rule or order of the Commission.
1972, c. 561; 1978, c. 670; 1991, c. 475; 2009, c. 148.