RS 32:1261.1     

§1261.1.  Indemnification of franchised dealers

A.  Notwithstanding the terms of any franchise agreement, each manufacturer or converter shall indemnify and hold harmless its franchised dealers against any judgment for damages, including but not limited to court costs and reasonable attorney fees of the dealer, arising out of complaints, claims, or lawsuits including but not limited to strict liability, negligence, misrepresentation, express or implied warranty, or rescission of sale to the extent that the judgment arises out of alleged defective or negligent manufacture, assembly, or design of motor vehicles, speciality vehicle, recreational product, parts, or accessories, or other functions by the manufacturer of converter, which are beyond the control of the dealer.

B.  The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a franchised recreational vehicle dealer, marine dealer, or motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle dealer.

Acts 2009, No. 403, §1, eff. July 7, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 1036, §1; Acts 2012, No. 326, §1.