Defining 'Permanency Of Investment'

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT) -- "Permanency of investment” matters if one is involved in dealership law. The phrase “permanency of investment” appears in the statutes of approximately two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states.[1] For example, in section 218 of the Wisconsin Statutes, in order for an auto manufacturer to add an additional dealership into the market, one of the factors to consider is: “The permanency of the investment necessarily made and the obligations incurred by existing enfranchised dealers in the performance of their franchise agreement.”

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