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28-4462 - Refusal to honor succession to ownership; notice required
28-4462. Refusal to honor succession to ownership; notice required
A. If a manufacturer believes that good cause exists for refusing to honor the succession to ownership interest of the owner of a new motor vehicle dealer by a family member of a deceased or incapacitated owner of a new motor vehicle dealer under the existing franchise agreement, the manufacturer, not more than sixty days after the receipt of either the notice that is prescribed by section 28-4461, subsection B or any personal or financial data that the manufacturer has requested pursuant to section 28-4461, whichever is received later, may serve on the designated family member notice of its refusal to honor the succession and of its intent to discontinue the existing franchise with the dealer no sooner than one hundred twenty days after the notice is served.
B. The notice of refusal and discontinuance must state the specific grounds for the refusal to honor the succession and of the manufacturer's intent to discontinue the existing franchise with the new motor vehicle dealer no sooner than one hundred twenty days after the notice is served.
C. If the notice of refusal and discontinuance is not timely served on the designated family member, the franchise shall continue in effect subject to termination only as otherwise permitted by this chapter.
D. If there is a conflict between the written instrument filed by the motor vehicle dealer with the manufacturer designating a certain person as the motor vehicle dealer's successor and this section, the written instrument filed with the manufacturer governs.