Commentary Once again state franchise laws have come under attack from someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Only this time that someone is J. D. Power III of J.D. Power and Associates. He blames “outdated” franchise laws for preventing the establishment of big-box dealerships selling different makes and models under one roof. Those stores would be dynamic and efficient, he says, unlike the current franchise system. If only it weren’t for those nasty old franchise ...

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