Minority shareholder oppression on steroids is one way to describe what happened in Matter of Twin Bay Village, Inc., in which an upstate appellate panel recently affirmed an order dissolving the corporation and setting aside a stock issuance that diluted the minority shareholders. Learn more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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A long-running litigation battle between a technology and marketing company and its minority shareholder investors took yet another twist last week when the Appellate Division, First Department, reversed a lower court order upholding the company’s cancellation of the minority shares and the loss of their preemptive rights. Get the full story in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
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The attorney who prepares a shareholders’ agreement without documenting exactly whom the attorney does and doesn’t represent, and without appropriate disclosure of conflicts when representing multiple shareholders with divergent interests, is asking for trouble, at least, that’s the lesson to be drawn from a recent decision by Justice Carolyn Demarest in Schlissel v. Subramanian, featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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The baseball season is upon us but there’s no joy in Mudville or, at least, at the Cooperstown All Stars Village baseball camp where the co-owners of a limited liability company are playing hardball litigation. The Third Department umpire recently called a preliminary injunction in favor of the non-controlling team after the controlling member pitched a high-and-inside capital call. Read about it in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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