Sec. 02.02.08.12. Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Registration or Exemption  


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  • The Commissioner, with or without prior notice or hearing, may issue a cease and desist order and may deny, suspend, or revoke any registration, amendment, or claim of exemption set forth in Regulation .10 of this chapter, if the Commissioner finds that:

    A. The franchisor, or any of its officers, directors, agents, employees, or any other person related to the franchisor has violated or failed to comply with any provision of the Maryland Franchise Law, or any regulation or order of the Commissioner;

    B. The franchisor, or any of its officers, directors, agents, or employees, or any other person related to the franchisor, is engaging or is about to engage in false, fraudulent, or deceptive practices in connection with the offer and sale of a franchise;

    C. A person identified in an application for registration, a claim of exemption, or any MFOC or other franchise offering circular has been convicted of an offense described in the Maryland Franchise Law, Business Regulation Article, §14-216(c)(8), Annotated Code of Maryland, or is subject to an order or civil judgment as described in the Maryland Franchise Law, Business Regulation Article, §14-216(c)(9), Annotated Code of Maryland, and the involvement of the person in the business of the applicant or franchisor creates a substantial risk to franchisees or prospective franchisees.