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Good morning. Whether or not the franchisor has the legal right to terminate your franchise or not will be spelled out in your franchise agreement. If the franchisor is terminating your franchise agreement pursuant to some provision in the franchise agreement which allows such a termination, then the franchisor is within its rights to terminate you and you have no recourse. If the franchisor is breaching the franchise agreement by terminating you, then you can file a suit against the franchisor for breach of contract and seek an injunction preventing the termination.
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South Carolina does not have a franchise relationship statute.
This is a law that governs the initial franchise set-up...such as disclosure requirements. This does not apply to the relationship of franchisor and franchisee once the initial guidelines have been set up.
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