In this week’s New York Business Divorce, find out how Justice Vito DeStefano ruled when asked to dismiss a damages suit by a minority shareholder against the majority shareholder, brought years after the minority shareholder abandoned a prior dissolution proceeding in which the majority shareholder elected to purchase.
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This week’s New York Business Divorce offers short summaries of three recent decisions of interest by Commercial Division Justices Melvin Schweitzer, Carolyn Demarest, and Marcy Friedman in which the courts addressed interesting issues concerning shareholder standing to seek removal of a director and dissolution of a wholly-owned subsidiary; venue in dissolution proceedings; and application of CPLR 205’s savings provision to the statute of limitations in a dissolution case.
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A decision last month by Albany Justice Richard Platkin in Matter of Ryan (Integra Networks, Inc.) opted in favor of the petitioners’ request to voluntarily discontinue their corporate dissolution proceeding over the respondents’ request for leave to make an untimely buy-out election. Find out why in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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