§ 8-21A-1 Short title
§ 8-21A-2 Definitions
§ 8-21A-3 Violations by suppliers generally
§ 8-21A-4 Termination, cancellation, or nonrenewal of dealer agreement; sales contract, etc.; new or relocated dealership; sale or lease of new equipment
§ 8-21A-5 Supplier’s duties to dealers – Provision of repair parts; return of surplus parts
§ 8-21A-6 Supplier’s duties to dealers – Agreements to maintain inventory; supplier’s duty to repurchase inventory, etc. upon termination of agreement; transfer of title and right of possession; continuing security interest; items not covered; civil liability of
§ 8-21A-7 Supplier’s duties to dealers – Death or incapacity of dealer or majority stockholder of corporation acting as dealer; inventory repurchase; applicability of rights and remedies
§ 8-21A-8 Dealer’s action against supplier for violations; civil liability and remedies
§ 8-21A-9 Supplier’s obligations applied to successor in interest or assignee
§ 8-21A-10 Warranty agreement on new equipment; warranty claims
§ 8-21A-11 Supplier to indemnify dealer against claims relating to manufacture, assembly, or design beyond dealer’s control
§ 8-21A-12 Action for injunction, damages, etc., for violations of chapter, unfair, or deceptive trade practices, and other unlawful acts
§ 8-21A-13 Statute of limitations; accrual of cause of action

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 8 > Chapter 21A - the Tractor, Lawn and Garden and Light Industrial Equipment Franchise Act

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • CONTINUING COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP: Any relationship in which the equipment dealer has been granted the right to sell and/or service equipment manufactured by the supplier. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • CURRENT NET PRICE: The dealer's price as listed in the supplier's effective price list and/or catalog. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • equipment: Machines designed for or adapted and used for agriculture, horticulture, irrigation for agriculture or horticulture, livestock, grazing, lawn and garden, and/or light industrial purposes. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Executrix: The female counterpart of an executor. See also
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • GOOD CAUSE: Failure of the dealer to substantially comply with requirements of the dealer agreement, provided such requirements are not different from, nor enforced differently than those requirements imposed on other similarly situated dealers. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • inventory: Tractors, farm implements, machinery, equipment, lawn and garden tractors and equipment, light industrial tractors and equipment, and repair parts held by the dealer. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: Any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof engaged in the transportation of hazardous liquids. See Alabama Code 37-4-90
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • RELEVANT MARKET AREA: The geographic area for which a dealer is assigned responsibility for selling or soliciting or advertising the sale of equipment under the terms of a franchise. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • supplier: The manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor of the tractor, equipment, lawn and garden equipment, light industrial tractors and equipment, and/or repair parts to be sold by the dealer. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • termination: The termination, cancellation, nonrenewal, or noncontinuation of the contract or agreement. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • WRITTEN NOTICE: In addition to a delivered written notice, such notice shall include notice by any other accepted means including, but not limited to, notice by "electronic mail" or its equivalent. See Alabama Code 8-21A-2