Any dealer may advertise, offer to sell, or sell cigarettes at a price made in good faith to meet the lawful price of a competitor who is selling the same article in this state at cost to him as a dealer. Any stamping agent, subjobber or chain store may advertise, offer to sell, or sell cigarettes at a price made in good faith to meet the lawful price of a competitor who is rendering the same type of service and is selling the same article at cost to him as prescribed in sections 12-326a to 12-326h, inclusive. The price of cigarettes sold as specified in section 12-326f shall not be considered the price of a competitor and shall not be used as a basis for establishing prices below cost, nor shall the price established at a bankruptcy sale be considered the price of a competitor within the purview of this section.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-326d
- 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.
- Dealer: means any person other than a distributor who is engaged in this state in the business of selling cigarettes, including any person operating and servicing fewer than twenty-five cigarette vending machines, and any person who is engaged in the business of selling taxed tobacco products, as defined in section 12-330a, at retail. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285
- sell: includes or applies to gifts, exchanges and barter. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-285