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Analyze the issue based on the following criteria:

  • Identify the parties involved in the case dispute (who is the plaintiff and who is the defendant).
  • Identify the facts associated with the case and fact patterns.
  • Develop the appropriate legal issue(s) in question (i.e., the specific legal issue between the two parties).Provide a judgment on who should win the case – be clear.
  • Support your decision with an appropriate rule of law.
  • Be prepared to defend your decision and to objectively evaluate the other points of view.

Chic Miller operated a General Motors ( GM) franchise car dealership. His written franchise agreement with GM stipulated that Miller had to maintain a floor- plan financing agreement with a lender to enable him to buy new cars from GM. Initially, Miller maintained a line of credit with a GM affiliate ( GMAC), but he terminated the agree-ment because he felt that GMAC charged him an exorbitant interest rate. Miller was able to find another line of credit from Chase Manhattan Bank, but Chase withdrew its financing agreement with Miller after one year. Miller attempted to resume the agreement with GMAC, but GMAC refused. Miller alleged ipse dixit ( an assertion without evi-dence) that GMAC discouraged other lenders from providing a line of credit to Miller. GM then noti-fied Miller that it was terminating its franchise relationship with him because he failed to satisfy the financing stipulation of the written franchise agreement. Two months after receiving this notice from GM, Miller attempted to sell his franchise to Kenneth Crowley, the owner of another car deal-ership. GM rejected this sale, alleging that Miller no longer had a franchise to sell because GM had terminated the franchise agreement two months earlier. Miller sued GM for failing to help his fran-chise obtain floor- plan financing and for rejecting the sale of his franchise to Crowley.

How do you think the court ruled in this case? What require-ments must GM meet to lawfully terminate a fran-chise? Did GM meet those requirements? [ Chic Miller’s Chevrolet, Inc. v. GMC, 352 F. Supp. 2d 251 ( 2005).]


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