Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 815 ILCS 715/9
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32
- Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
In the event of the death of the retailer or the spouse of a surviving retailer if the retailer is operating as a tenancy by the entirety or the majority stockholder of a corporation, operating as a retailer, the wholesaler, manufacturer or distributor shall, at the option of the surviving spouse or the heir or heirs, repurchase the inventory from the surviving spouse or the heir or heirs of the retailer or majority stockholder as if the wholesaler, manufacturer, or distributor had terminated the contract. The surviving spouse or the heir or heirs shall have one year from the date of death of the retailer or majority stockholder to exercise their options under this Act. Nothing in this Act shall require the repurchase of any inventory if the surviving spouse or the heir or heirs and wholesaler, manufacturer or distributor enter into a new contract to operate the retail dealership.