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A plaintiff’s “equitable standing” to bring a shareholder derivative action is hardly a common issue in litigation of the sort, which makes all the more interesting last week’s decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery rejecting a plaintiff’s attempt to bypass the contemporaneous ownership rule. Read more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Equitable Standing in Shareholder Derivative Suit Bows to the Contemporaneous Ownership Rule

This week’s post introduces the latest episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast, featuring an interview with Professor Meredith Miller of Touro Law Center discussing her recent law review article entitled Challenging Gender Discrimination in Closely Held Firms: The Hope and Hazard of Corporate Oppression Doctrine. Please give it a listen!
Continue Reading Corporate Oppression Doctrine Meets Sex Discrimination: A Conversation with Professor Meredith Miller

This week’s New York Business Divorce highlights two thought-provoking law review articles by Professors Meredith Miller and Ann Lipton making the case for expanding common-law doctrine and legislature remedies for discrimination against women owners of closely held business entities.
Continue Reading It’s Time to Address Sex Discrimination Against Women Owners of Closely Held Companies, Say These Two Law Professors

A pair of significant appellate decisions last week address the courts’ remedial powers concerning co-op and condominium board elections and access to the shareholder list for purposes of campaigning for board seats. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Appellate Rulings Endorse Courts’ Broad Remedial Powers Over Condo and Co-op Board Elections

In a 42-page decision handed down last week, a Manhattan judge threw out the New York Attorney General’s controversial effort to compel the involuntary dissolution of the National Rifle Association based largely on alleged financial abuses by its leadership. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading New York Judge Spares NRA “Corporate Death Penalty”

The North Carolina Court of Appeals last week handed down a significant opinion affirming the nonjudicial dissolution of a family-owned Delaware limited partnership based on the appointment of a new general partner in contravention of the terms of the limited partnership agreement. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading General Partner’s Resignation Triggers Nonjudicial Dissolution of Limited Partnership