Trent Johnson

Trent Johnson

Foley & Lardner LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to New Hampshire’s “Auto Dealer’s Bill of Rights”

The protracted challenge to New Hampshire Senate Bill 126, which amended New Hampshire’s Motor Vehicle Franchise Act to include farm, industrial, construction, forestry, and yard and garden equipment, has finally come to an...more

10/19/2016 - Auto Manufacturers Car Dealerships Certiorari Constitutional Challenges New Regulations Public Purpose Sales & Distribution Agreements SCOTUS State and Local Government

Like Dominoes: Vermont Follows New Hampshire’s Lead and Makes Drastic Changes to Its Equipment Dealer Statute

In a dealer-friendly move that is growing increasingly common, see here, Vermont recently made substantial changes to the law that governs the relationship between equipment manufacturers and dealers within the state. Much...more

6/23/2016 - Dealers Exclusive Dealing Agreements Manufacturers New Legislation Retroactive Application Supply Chain

Updates to New Hampshire’s “Dealer Bill of Rights”: What Equipment Manufacturers Need to Know

After two years of litigation, Senate Bill 126, which amended New Hampshire’s Motor Vehicle Franchise Act — the so-called “Auto Dealer’s Bill of Rights” (codified at RSA 357-C) — has survived scrutiny by the New Hampshire...more

1/8/2016 - Automotive Industry Car Dealerships Contracts Clause Heavy Equipment Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Manufacturers Motor Vehicles NH Supreme Court

Lawn Mowers and Wheelbarrows Are Now "Motor Vehicles" in New Hampshire

A statute just enacted in New Hampshire will subject tractors, farm implements, construction, industrial, and forestry equipment, and even lawn and garden equipment to the detailed regulatory regime applying to car...more

7/8/2013 - Local Ordinance Motor Vehicles New Regulations Special Purpose Vehicles

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