Nebraska Revised Statute 60-1422
Franchise; hearing; approval.
No franchisor shall enter into any franchise for the purpose of establishing an additional motor vehicle, combination motor vehicle and trailer, motorcycle, or trailer dealership or warranty repair service facility, in any community in which the same line-make is then represented, unless the franchisor has first established in a hearing held under the Motor Vehicle Industry Regulation Act that there is good cause for such additional motor vehicle, combination motor vehicle and trailer, motorcycle, or trailer dealership under such franchise, or warranty repair service facility, and that it is in the public interest.
In an application for the establishment of a new motor vehicle franchise, the franchisor has the burden of establishing the existence of good cause for establishing the dealership and that such dealership is in the public interest. In re Application of General Motors Corp., 232 Neb. 11, 439 N.W.2d 453 (1989).