§ 19-28.1-17. Fraudulent, deceptive and prohibited practices.
In connection with the offer or sale of a franchise it is unlawful for a person, directly or indirectly, to:
(1) Employ a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;
(2) Make an untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading;
(3) Engage in an act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit on a person;
(4) Represent to an offeree of a franchise that the filing of a franchise registration application or the registration of a franchise constitutes a finding by the director that a document filed under the act is true, complete, and not misleading or that the director has passed upon the merits of the franchise;
(5) Misrepresent that a franchise is registered or exempted from registration under this act;
(6) Violate an order of the director after the person receives notice that the order was issued;
(7) Fail to notify the director of a material change in the information required in a document required to be filed by this act or a rule or order under this act; or
(8) Omit to state a material fact, or make or cause to be made an untrue statement of a material fact, in any application, notice, or report filed with the director under this act.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 395, § 2.)