Substitute House Bill No. 6853

Public Act No. 99-132

An Act Concerning the Appeal of a Cancellation, Termination or Renewal of a Franchise Agreement.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 42-133v of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (g) as follows:

(NEW) (g) If a franchisee brings an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to challenge the cancellation, termination or nonrenewal of a franchise agreement by a manufacturer or distributor under this section, such franchise agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such franchisee shall retain all rights and remedies pursuant to the terms and conditions of such franchise agreement, including, but not limited to, the right to sell or transfer such franchisee's ownership interest, for a period of six months following a final determination by the court of competent jurisdiction, unless extended by the court of competent jurisdiction for good cause. This subsection shall not apply to a cancellation, termination or nonrenewal of a franchise agreement based upon any of the reasons set forth in subdivision (3) of subsection (d) of this section.

Approved June 8, 1999

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