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4 N.J.A.R. 385

Monmouth Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. v. Chrysler Corporation
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Citation: 4 N.J.A.R. 385
Decision Date: 1983
Synopsis: Pursuant to .the Motor Vehicle Franchise Committee Act, N.J.S.A 56:10-16, et seq., petitioner filed a protest after respondent gave notice of its intention to establish a dealership for the sale of Chrysler and Plymouth automobiles within the eight-mile radius of petitioner's place of business. The administrative law judge assigned to the case rejected respon- dent's argument that the statute did not apply in thi s case, determining that any agreement to open the dealership took place after the statute's effective date. After assessing the evidence, the judge determined that the establishment of the new dealership would have no effect upon the stable, adeciuate and reliable sales and service to purchasers of Chrysler products but that it would have a significant and adverse effect upon the stability of the existing dealership. Accordingly, the judge determined that the protest should be up- held. Warren W. Wilentz, Esq., for petitioner (Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, attorneys) Dennis R. LaFiura, Esq., for the respondent (Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch, attorneys) James H. Gorman, Esq., for the intervenor Rittenhouse Chrysler- Plymouth (Carton, Nary, Witt & Arvanitis, attorneys)
Statute(s) Cited: 56:10-16 et seq. 
Citation Tracker adopted-Motor Vehicle Franchise Committee; reversed -App. Div., A-3644-83, 7/26/85 (unreported); affirmed and modified-102 N.J. 385 (1986) [Updated through 1991]