Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Producers' Cooperatives

SECTION 7-7-16

§ 7-7-16. Marketing contract – Enforcement.

The marketing contract of any association formed under this chapter may fix as liquidated damages, specific, reasonable sums to be paid by a member to the association upon the breach by him or her of any provisions of the marketing contract regarding the sale or delivery or withholding of products. It may also provide that the member will pay all costs, premiums for bonds, expenses, and fees in case any action is brought upon the contract by the association, and any provisions are valid and enforceable in the courts of this state. In the event of a breach, or threatened breach, of the marketing contract by a member, the board of directors may authorize one of the executive officers of the association to apply to the superior court for the counties of Providence and Bristol for an injunction to prevent the further breach of the contract and for a decree for the specific performance of the contract. Pending the adjudication of the petition, the court, upon the filing of a sufficient bond by the association, may grant any temporary relief that seems to it just and proper.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1928, ch. 1202, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 117, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 7-7-16.)