Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 57.355
Liability


(a)

A supplier who refuses to repurchase any inventory covered under this chapter after termination or discontinuation of the dealer agreement is liable to the dealer for:

(1)

110 percent of the amount that would have been due for the inventory had the supplier timely complied with the requirements of this chapter;

(2)

any freight charges paid by the dealer;

(3)

any accrued interest; and

(4)

the actual costs of any court or arbitration proceeding incurred by the dealer, including attorneys fees or arbitrator fees.

(b)

The supplier and dealer will each pay 50 percent of the costs of freight, at truckload rates, to ship any equipment or repair parts returned to the supplier pursuant to this chapter.

(c)

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Uniform Commercial Code, the dealer retains title to and has a first and prior lien against all inventory returned by the dealer to the supplier under this chapter until the dealer is paid all amounts owed by the supplier under this subchapter for the repurchase of the inventory required under this chapter, and the supplier must hold the proceeds of the inventory in trust for the dealers benefit.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1039 (H.B. 3079), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
Sec. 57.356. CONSTRUCTION OF SUBCHAPTER; CREDITORS CLAIMS. This subchapter may not be construed to affect any security interest the supplier may have in the inventory of the dealer, and any repurchase of the dealers inventory under this subchapter may not be subject to the claims of any secured or unsecured creditor of the supplier or any assignee of the supplier until the dealer has received full payment or credit, as applicable, under this subchapter.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1039 (H.B. 3079), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
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