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Fair Dealership Law, The Wisconsin
  • AK0051
  • 978-1-57862-341-9

452+ pp.; 4th ed. 2012

(includes 2016-2017 supplement)

Untangle the fair dealership law’s complicated web

The fourth edition of The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law will help you unravel a complicated and sometimes misapplied statute, which was originally designed to protect gasoline dealers but now extends into many other supplier and reseller relationships.

Examine the effects of the WFDL

You’ll learn that the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL) contains unintentional traps for the unwary, and you’ll gain an understanding of the law’s implications as the book’s authors examine the language of the statute and discuss the relevant case law.

Valuable case law

You’ll study myriad cases, published and unpublished, in which state and federal courts have construed and explained the WFDL. You’ll find practical advice combined with in-depth analysis as the authors condense that case law into concise, readable, and succinct descriptions of the statutory requirements and prohibitions, making your research quicker and easier.

Stay current with the latest supplement

The 2016-2017 supplement incorporates helpful tools and key legal developments, including:

  • A sample “Order of Proof” for guiding preparation of proposed special verdicts and instructions, direct and cross-examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments
  • A Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals holding on the rule requiring a defendant to effect removal to federal court within 30 days of receiving a copy of the summons and complaint
  • An unpublished Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision regarding the term “dealership”
  • Discussion on whether a municipality is a “person” within the meaning of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Act
  • Consideration by the federal district court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin on the availability of Chapter 135 protections to beer and wine wholesalers

Summary of Contents

1. The Statute and Its History
2. Constitutional Issues
3. Choice-of-Law Issues
4. What Is a Dealership?
5. Certain Limitations on the Application of Chapter 135
6. The Good Cause Requirement
7. Adverse Treatment of the Dealer
8. Notice and Cure Requirements
9. Repurchase of Inventory
10. Arbitration
11. Injunctive Relief
12. Damages
13. Costs and Attorney Fees
14. Affirmative, Strategic, and Tactical Defenses to Chapter 135 Actions
15. Settlement
• Conclusion
• Appendices
• Table of Cases
• Index

Be prepared

Find out how to guard your business clients against adverse judgments under the WFDL by ordering your copy of The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law today!

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