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TITLE 28
COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
CHAPTER 24
AGREEMENTS BETWEEN SUPPLIERS AND DEALERS OF FARM EQUIPMENT
PART 1.
AGREEMENTS BETWEEN SUPPLIERS AND DEALERS OF FARM EQUIPMENT
28-24-104D.  Arbitration. Any party to a retailer agreement aggrieved by the conduct of the other party to the agreement under sections 28-23-101 through 28-23-111, Idaho Code, or under part 1, chapter 24, title 28, Idaho Code, may seek arbitration of the issues under sections 7-901 through 7-922, Idaho Code. Unless the parties agree to different arbitration rules, the arbitration shall be conducted in Idaho pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American arbitration association. When the parties agree, the arbitration shall be the parties’ only remedy and the findings and conclusions of the arbitrator or panel of arbitrators shall be binding upon both parties.
(1)  The arbitrator or arbitrators may award the prevailing party:
(a)  The costs of witness fees and other fees in the case;
(b)  Reasonable attorney’s fees; and
(c)  Injunctive relief against unlawful termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or change in competitive circumstances.
(2)  Any retailer has a civil cause of action in district court in this state against a supplier for damages sustained by the retailer as a consequence of the supplier’s violation of part 1, chapter 24, title 28, Idaho Code, or sections 28-23-101 through 28-23-111, Idaho Code, together with:
(a)  The actual costs of the action;
(b)  Reasonable attorney’s fees; and
(c)  Injunctive relief against unlawful termination, cancellation, nonrenewal or change in competitive circumstances.
(3)  No dealer shall be required to waive his rights to judicial recourse by contractual agreements through penalty of loss of trade discounts or changes in the competitive circumstances of the dealer by the supplier deemed to be punitive in nature or effect. The remedies set forth in this section are not exclusive and are in addition to any other remedies permitted by law, unless the parties have mutually agreed to binding arbitration under this section.

History:
[28-24-104D, added 2005, ch. 238, sec. 9, p. 740.]


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