Section 8-21C-10

Coercion prohibited.

(a) A manufacturer or distributor may not coerce or attempt to coerce a dealer to do any of the following:

(1) Purchase a product that the dealer did not order.

(2) Enter into an agreement with the manufacturer or distributor.

(3) Enter into an agreement that requires the dealer to submit its disputes to binding arbitration or otherwise waive rights or responsibilities provided under this chapter.

(b) As used in this section, the term coerce includes, but is not limited to, threatening to terminate, cancel, or not renew a manufacturer and dealer agreement without good cause or threatening to withhold product lines the dealer is entitled to purchase pursuant to the manufacturer and dealer agreement or delay product delivery as an inducement to amending the manufacturer and dealer agreement.

(Act 2011-636, p. 1529, §10.)