Delray V. Yamaha And Pre-Existing Dealer Pacts

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Motorsports of Delray LLC was a Yamaha dealer that voluntarily terminated its dealer agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation.

Upon its voluntary termination, Motorsports claimed that it was entitled to certain post-termination benefits from Yamaha, under Section 320.64(36)(a) of the Florida Statutes, including repurchase of its inventory, parts, signs and other things, which it had previously purchased from Yamaha.

Yamaha resisted this request on the basis that the dealer agreement, which provided only for repurchase of current vehicle inventory, predated the statute, and that the dealer agreement...
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