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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 33, INTOXICATING LIQUORS
Section: 33:1-93.16: Termination of contract, agreement by brewer, conditions.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) of subsection c. of section 4 of this act, a brewer may immediately terminate a contract or agreement with a wholesaler, to the extent provided in reasonable terms of the contract or agreement that contains the same terms as the brewer's contract with similarly situated United States, not including United States territories or possessions, distributors, if any of the following occur:
a. The assignment or attempted assignment by the wholesaler for the benefit of creditors, the institution of proceedings in bankruptcy by or against the wholesaler, the dissolution or liquidation of the wholesaler, the insolvency of the wholesaler or the wholesaler's failure to pay for malt alcoholic beverages in accordance with the agreed terms;
b. Failure of any owner to sell his ownership interest in a wholesaler within 120 days after the:
(1) owner has been convicted of a felony or crime of the third degree or higher which, in the reasonable judgment of the brewer, may adversely affect the goodwill or interests of the wholesaler or the brewer and the brewer notifies the wholesaler that it requires such sale; or
(2) brewer learns of such conviction and notifies the wholesaler that it requires such sale because, in the reasonable judgment of the brewer, it may adversely affect the goodwill or interests of the wholesaler or the brewer and the brewer notifies the wholesaler that it requires such sale;
c. Fraudulent conduct of the wholesaler, in any of its dealings with the brewer or the brewer's products, that is known to, or should have been known to the senior management or the owners of the wholesaler;
d. Revocation or suspension for more than 31 days of the wholesaler's federal basic permit or of any state or local license required of a wholesaler for the normal operation of its business;
e. Intentional sale, directly or indirectly, of malt alcoholic beverages by a wholesaler outside the sales territory prescribed by the brewer; or
f. Without brewer consent, the wholesaler engages in changes in ownership, the establishment of trusts or other ownership interests, enters into buy-sell agreements, or grants an option to purchase an ownership interest; this provision will not apply if the wholesaler establishes that the brewer's failure to consent, after having received notice as provided in paragraph (5) or (6) of subsection c. of section 4 of this act, was in violation of this act.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:50.
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