2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 553. Wisconsin franchise investment law.
553.28 Denial, suspension or revocation of registrations.


553.28 Denial, suspension or revocation of registrations.


(1) The division may issue an order suspending or revoking the effectiveness of any registration if the division finds any of the following:


(a) That the franchisor or any person acting on behalf of the franchisor failed to provide an offering circular to a person purchasing a franchise in this state within the time period prescribed in s. 553.27 (4).


(b) That any person in this state was sold a franchise by means of any written or oral communication that contained an untrue statement of a material fact, or that omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.


(d) That any person identified in the franchisor's offering circular has been convicted of an offense that is required to be disclosed in the offering circular, or is subject to an order, or has had a civil judgment entered against him or her that is required to be disclosed in the offering circular, and the involvement of the person in the sale or management of the franchise creates an unreasonable risk to prospective franchisees.


(e) That the franchisor has failed to pay the proper filing fee, but the division shall vacate any such order when the deficiency has been corrected.


(2) If the public interest and the protection of investors so require, the division may by order summarily suspend or revoke the effectiveness of the registration.


(3) The division may vacate or modify an order entered under s. 553.24 or this section if the division finds that the conditions which prompted its entry have changed or that it is otherwise in the public interest to do so.

553.28 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 241; 1981 c. 54 ss. 12 to 14, 32; 1995 a. 27, 364.

553.28 - ANNOT.

If a ch. 135 "dealer" is also a "franchisee" under ch. 553, the commissioner of securities may deny, suspend, or revoke a franchisor's registration or revoke its exemption if the franchisor has contracted to violate or avoid provisions of ch. 135. Ch. 135 expresses public policy and its provisions may not be waived. 66 Atty. Gen. 11.

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