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2006 Minnesota Statutes

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(a) It is a violation of sections 325E.068 to 325E.0684 for an equipment manufacturer to
coerce an equipment dealer to accept delivery of heavy and utility equipment that the equipment
dealer has not voluntarily ordered.
(b) It is a violation of sections 325E.068 to 325E.0684 for an equipment manufacturer to:
(1) condition or attempt to condition the sale of equipment on a requirement that the
equipment dealer also purchase other goods or services; except that an equipment manufacturer
may require the dealer to purchase all parts reasonably necessary to maintain the quality of
operation in the field of any equipment used in the trade area and telecommunications necessary
to communicate with the equipment manufacturer;
(2) coerce an equipment dealer into a refusal to purchase the equipment manufactured by
another equipment manufacturer;
(3) discriminate in the prices charged for equipment of like grade and quality sold by the
equipment manufacturer to similarly situated equipment dealers. This clause does not prevent
the use of differentials that make only due allowance for difference in the cost of manufacture,
sale, or delivery or for the differing methods or quantities in which the equipment is sold or
delivered, by the equipment manufacturer; or
(4) attempt or threaten to terminate, cancel, fail to renew, or substantially change the
competitive circumstances of the dealership agreement if the attempt or threat is based on the
results of a natural disaster, a labor dispute, or other circumstance beyond the dealer's control.
History: 1989 c 267 s 3; 1991 c 70 s 9

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