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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade

Chapter 107 : EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY DEALERSHIPS

(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 4079)
  • § 4079. Remedies

    (a) A person damaged as a result of a violation of this chapter may bring an action against the violator in a Vermont court of competent jurisdiction for damages, together with the actual costs of the action, including reasonable attorney's fees, injunctive relief against unlawful termination or substantial change of competitive circumstances, and such other relief as the court deems appropriate.

    (b) A provision in a dealer agreement that purports to deny access to the procedures, forums, or remedies provided by the laws of this State is void and unenforceable.

    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, a dealer agreement may include a provision for binding arbitration of disputes. Any arbitration shall be consistent with the provisions of this chapter and 12 V.S.A. chapter 192, and the place of any arbitration shall be in the county in which the dealer's principal place of business is maintained in this State. (Added 1993, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 4, 1994; amended 2001, No. 86 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. May 2, 2002; 2015, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)