In the franchise legal community, it is no secret that legislative oversight of the relationship between franchised automobile dealers and their franchisors throughout America exceeds that of any other kind of franchise. In some states, including New Jersey, relationship protections and prohibitions are lengthy and detailed. Moreover, every year a number of states amend existing laws to address new concerns as they arise in the automotive industry. As recently as 2011, New Jersey enacted substantial amendments to provisions governing the state's franchised auto dealers and their franchisors.
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