The advertisement for sale, lease or rent, or the actual sale, lease or rental of any merchandise, service or rights or privileges at a price or with a rebate or payment or other consideration to the purchaser which is contingent upon the procurement of prospective customers procured by the purchaser, or the procurement of sales, leases or rentals of merchandise, services, rights or privileges, to other persons procured by the purchaser, is declared to be an unlawful practice rendering any obligation incurred by the buyer in connection therewith, completely void and a nullity. The rights and obligations of any contract relating to such contingent price, rebate or payment shall be interdependent and inseverable from the rights and obligations relating to the sale, lease or rental.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 42-145
- Advertisement: includes the attempt by publication, dissemination, solicitation or circulation, written or oral, to induce directly or indirectly, any person to enter into any obligation or acquire any title or interest in any merchandise. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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
- Merchandise: includes any objects, wares, goods, commodities, intangibles, securities, bonds, debentures, stocks, real estate or services. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
- 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.
- Rights or privileges: includes the right or privilege to market, distribute, wholesale or retail, merchandise or services or to procure others to do so. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
- Sale: includes any sale, offer of sale or attempt to sell any merchandise, services, or rights or privileges for any consideration, or aiding or abetting any of the activities specified in this section. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144
- Services: includes any supply of accommodations, work, repair or other needs, instruction or education, including any type of training course in any field such as personality improvement, self motivation, salesmanship and similar fields. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-144